There's about 57 muscles throughout your face and neck—muscles that you probably neglect during your daily workouts.
You see what happens to your body after training the other hundreds of muscles from the neck down, so why not put your face muscles to work? Exercising the muscles in your face will make your jawbone more prominent, enhance cheekbones, and shred off excess fat in your face (goodbye "baby face.") Plus, it's key to looking younger. "Your skin begins to deterioate at age 25," says Valeria Georgescu, the creator of FACE (Facial Activation Conscious Engagement) Val-U, "so failure to work these muscles will cause them to atrophy and make your face literally fall down."
Studies actually show that men who have physical traits like a lean facial structure have better health, a higher income, and are deemed more attractive to the opposite sex. But, there's a way to beat genetics—and the price of botox—to obtain that chiseled look.
We consulted three experts on the topic: Georgescu, Periodontist Stuart J. Froum, DDS, and Carolyn Cleaves, creator of Carolyn's Facial Fitness. Try their favorite facial exercises on the pages that follow.
Since the facial muscles are very small, they’ll respond quicker—so mix the following workouts with a clean diet, a solid skin care regimen, and a full-body workout routine, and you’ll be reaching peak physical appearance in less than a month.