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Do You Even (Face) Lift, Bro? Exercises for Your Cheeks and Jaw

A model doing face yoga with fingertips on her cheekbones

Get fit to face the world with these facial exercises. A well-rounded physical fitness routine is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle. But we typically neglect to work out the very muscles people see the most - our faces. Just like the rest of your body, the more than 57 muscles in your face and neck require exercise to stay toned and fit. These simple facial exercises can help you strengthen facial muscles, get a slim face, and even combat signs of aging.

The Brow-Raiser

If you want: Lifted brows

Perform this facial exercise regularly to keep your brows up where they belong:

  1. Put your index and middle fingers together in a closed peace sign
  2. Rest your fingernails over your brows and gently push the skin down
  3. Lift your brows up and down, while creating resistance with the weight of your fingernails
  4. Repeat 10 times
  5. Complete 6 sets

Tip: Add FOREO's IRIS™2 to your face workout to target signs of aging around the eye contour.

The Cheekbone Lift

If you want: Defined cheekbones  

Woman doing face yoga with fingertips on her cheeks

We weren’t all blessed with Angelina-Jolie-as-Maleficent cheekbones, but facial exercise can help you get a little closer. Trade-in flabby, fat cheeks for defined cheekbones by following these steps:

  1. Place your fingers over each cheekbone
  2. Gently lift the skin until taut
  3. Open your mouth to form an elongated “O”; you should feel resistance in your cheek muscles
  4. Hold for 5 seconds
  5. Complete 10-15 sets

The Chipmunk Cheek Squeeze

If you want: A slim face 

Woman doing face yoga chipmunk squeeze

Sculpt fat cheeks and an excuse to make a fish face over and over again? Sign us up. Here’s how to lose those acorn-storage pouches:

  1. Tilt your head all the way back and push your chin forward
  2. Suck your cheeks in as much as possible
  3. Hold for 5 seconds
  4. Complete 10-15 sets

The Jaw Flex

If you want: A toned jawline  

Woman doing jaw flex

A double chin can make you look heavier and older than you really are. Trim face fat and get a more defined look with this face workout:

  1. Tilt your head back until you’re looking at the ceiling
  2. Move your lower lip over your upper lip as far as you can; you should feel this in the jaw muscles near your ears
  3. Hold for 10 seconds
  4. Complete 10-15 sets

The Puffer Fish Press

If you want: Wrinkle-free nasolabial folds  

Woman doing face yoga for cheeks

This facial exercise will help reduce the very un-funny appearance of laugh lines around your mouth. Here’s how:

  1. Close your mouth and puff up your cheeks
  2. Move the air from one cheek to the other
  3. Repeat for 30 seconds

Just like you should use a foam roller after a normal workout, use the anti-aging side of your LUNA™ 4 to massage away any tension after your facial exercises.

Try a microcurrent device for the best results

And, for the best results, try FOREO's BEAR™ 2. BEAR is the world's first FDA-cleared medical microcurrent device with Anti-Shock System. It's also the most effective microcurrent facial device available - clinically proven. It visibly improves signs of aging by gently energizing & firming the 69 muscles in your face & neck. Experience clinical results, thanks to science-backed technology. BEAR goes where traditional skincare can't - the muscles. It stimulates & tones them to firm the skin above, for an overall sculpted complexion. 95% of users report their face looks younger cheekbones more lifted. 

Woman using FOREO BEAR 2 microcurrent device

Face Yoga for Eyes and Lips

If you're looking for more face yoga exercises, especially targeting the wrinkles-prone area around the eyes and lips, check out our five quick and easy facial exercises to speed up blood circulation, release muscle tension points, stimulate collagen and elastin production, tone the facial muscles, and reduce wrinkles.



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Fit and glam. 12/03/2018

I absolutely love your posts about a healthy lifestyle with the great fitness working out techniques for facial muscles. It’s been a lot of help.

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amorul 11/05/2023

In reply to by Tanmay11


mee tooo

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Briton Darius 26/08/2018

Thanks a lot I’m going to try

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Ekram Abdulaziz 04/10/2018

Awesome post. So easy to follow..
Definitely going to share.

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Scamander 06/01/2019

Awesome exercises
I've seen some improvements on my face.

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Nathan 05/09/2022

In reply to by Scamander


How long did it take you, to see results?

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Oliver Bonifacio 02/06/2023

In reply to by Scamander


How long did it take for you to see results?

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Holly 23/01/2019

I have been getting fillers in my jawline, cheeks, and nasolabial folds for the past few years. For some reason the fillers only last a couple months. I was going broke trying to look more youthful..I started doing these and what an amazing transformation!!! Now only a little Botox and a small amount of fillers around my mouth and lips keeps me looking young..thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Bridge Carter 30/01/2019

Been doing facial exercises since I saw it on Fame in the 80's. It really does make a difference .


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