What It's All About
I'm going to show you six exercises for the muscles of the face and neck. These few exercises if they are done correctly several days a week will greatly improve the look and expressiveness of your face. Improvement will usually take some time though - months, not days. Some areas of the face respond faster than others. For example, the area under the eyes responds a lot faster than the area at the front of the neck.
Unlike the skeletal muscles of the body, the facial muscles are directly attached to the skin that covers them. (They are also attached to other facial muscles and to bone.) When these facial muscles start to lose their tone and elasticity because of age and gravity, the skin that is attached to them starts to sag. This of course gives the look you don't want to see reflected back to you in the bathroom mirror.
But these exercises are not for men and women whose idea of self-improvement is to pop a multivitamin pill or to inject Botox into the muscles of the forehead. The facial exercise program that I advocate will require some dedication, some persistence and, I'm almost reluctant to say it, some work. You'll get results from the program though. You'll like what you see in the mirror after even several months.
Before I show you the exercises, I'd like you to study the anatomy of the face, neck, and head. This greatly simplified course in facial anatomy will show you exactly the areas the exercises will focus on.
My Video Presentation
If you want to see me demonstrate the facial exercises, you can order my new OnDemand Vimeo presentation from Selene River Press which comes with a 31-page extended PDF manual explaining each of the 6 exercises in detail. Each video can be downloaded to your favorite device or streamed online:
Continue to - The Facial Map
What I'm going to show you on the following pages is a personal exploration of facial exercises, but this does not mean that the exploration is eccentric or whimsical. I've studied the anatomy and physiology of the face in depth. I know what works to keep the face looking young and healthy.
The purpose of the exercises is to develop a pleasing facial expression; they will not distort the face in any way. The exercises if done at least a few times a week, ten to fifteen minutes in a session, will give a natural and permanent lift to the muscles and skin of the face - things that give a person confidence after a morning look in the mirror.
The workout consisting of six exercises is a natural, non-invasive program for improving the face and the front of the neck, which includes the jawline.
That's me, Tom Hagerty. I built this site in order to show people how to do these exercises which I think can keep a person's face looking toned-up, expressive, and healthy. I used to be a bodybuilder, and still am to some extent. The facial exercises are a continuation of my bodybuilding activity. But instead of targeting the biceps and triceps these exercises target the muscles of the upper and lower face and the muscles at the front of the neck.