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9 Jawline Exercises That Make Your Jawline More Defined



There are many techniques you can use to reshape your body in the gym. What about your face? Can you restructure your most important physical feature? The shape of your face is largely defined by your jawline. A strong jawline is considered one of the most attractive features by men and women around the world. 

Why Do You Need a Strong Jawline?

  • It is associated with strength and athleticism. 
  • It defines personality traits such as confidence and charisma.
  • A strong jawline significantly increases the attractiveness of your face.
  • A weak jawline detracts from your overall appearance in both men and women.

How Does the Shape of Your Jawline Relate to the Muscles in Your Tongue, Neck and Face?

Facial muscles are connected to several different muscle groups in the mouth, jaw, chin and neck, so the fitness of all the muscles defines your facial structure and jaw line.

List of 9 Do-It-Yourself Jawline Exercises

The following are some of the do-it-yourself exercises that help achieve a more even jawline.

  1. Mewing
  2. Vowel Sounds
  3. Opening and Closing the Mouth
  4. Curl Your Neck up
  5. Collarbone Backup Exercise
  6. Platysma Stretches
  7. Resistance Exercise
  8. Jaw Flex/Chin Lifts
  9. Tongue Curl

1. Mewing

  • Raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
  • Hold it there for at least 15 seconds.
  • Repeat this exercise 10 times, or at least 3 times a day.
  • The goal of this exercise is to increase the flexibility of your tongue.

Mewing corrects the resting position of your tongue. At rest, the tongue should naturally touch the roof of your mouth, also known as the palate. Mewing exercises the entire lower half of your face.

2. Vowel Sounds

  • Open your mouth as wide as you can.
  • As you open your mouth wide, you will say 'O', followed by 'E'.
  •  Pronounce it. Make it a little bit longer.
  • Try not to allow your upper and lower teeth to touch.
  • Do 3 sets of 15.

These work on a variety of muscles in the face and jaw area.

3. Opening and Closing the Mouth

  • Open your mouth wide and move your lower jaw up and down for up to 3 minutes.
  • Do this twice or 3 times a day.
  • You can do this while walking, sitting, cooking or anywhere else.
  • Do this exercise slowly and gently.
  • A quicker, gentler movement will bring more blood into your face, which will improve your blood circulation.

What not to do: Do not overdo the stretching in the hope of developing your jawline faster. Do not squeeze the rest of your face while you are doing this exercise. This will avoid allowing wrinkles to form on your face.

4. Curl Your Neck up

  • Lie on your back with your tongue pressed against your palate.
  • Bring your chin down to your chest and slightly lift your head off the floor while the rest of your body stays in position.
  • Do 2 sets with 10 repetitions.
  • When you build up some tolerance, add more sets.

This exercise activates the front neck muscles.

5. Collarbone Backup Exercise

  • This exercise can be performed either sitting or standing.
  • Keep your head level with the ground.
  • Bring your head back until you feel the muscles on the sides of your throat stretching.
  • Now bring your head back to the starting position.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 repetitions each.

6. Platysma Stretches

  • Sit up straight and press your lips against your teeth.
  • Open your mouth slightly, pulling your lips tight and turning them downward, and move 
  • your jaw up and down.
  • Do 5 times of 10 repetitions.

This exercise stretches big muscles that run from the jawline to your shoulder.

7. Resistance Exercise

  • If you are sitting, place your elbows on a desk. Then take your fist and put it underneath your jaw.
  • If you are standing, just take your fist and put it underneath your chin.
  • You are going to open your mouth with the resistance of your fists pushing up for about 5 seconds. 
  • Relax and repeat 10 times.

This strengthens jaw muscles with resistance.

8. Jaw Flex/Chin Lifts

  • In a comfortable standing/sitting position, bring the chin out. 
  • Tilt your head back until your eyes meet the ceiling. 
  • As you look up towards the ceiling, bring the lower lip up towards the ceiling.
  • Pretend to kiss that ceiling as far as you can
  • You will feel a slight stretch in the muscles near your ears.
  • Hold it there for about 5 to 7 seconds, then relax.
  • Feel all the muscles contracting around the mouth and under the jaw area in the neck. 

This exercise strengthens your cheek, lip, jaw and neck muscles.

9. Tongue Curl

  • Stick your tongue out.
  • Roll your tongue together and hold it there for 3 seconds.
  • Relax and do 10 repetitions.

Tips for Achieving Great Results

  • Stop chewing gum. When you chew gum, you are mostly engaging only one side of your face. This can result in jawline asymmetry.
  • If you have any kind of pre-existing severe pain in your jaw, then consult your dentist before you start these exercises.
  • Perform these exercises in front of a mirror for the first few times to ensure proper form.
  • The ideal goal is to do at least one set of 10 to 12 repetitions of each exercise.
  • Do not forget to take before and after photographs.

Facial restructuring is a difficult thing to do, and it does not work the same way for everyone. Face yoga exercises and face massage techniques are all non-invasive. They are way more powerful than any Botox or surgery, so get ready to keep your facial muscles engaged. 

Be persistent. At the end of the day, that is the most important thing you can do. You may not see dramatic changes right now, but if you stop exercising, you never will. With self-discipline and a consistent routine, you can use these exercises to restructure the shape of your face and jawline.

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