Looking your best takes a lot of work, but it sometimes seems as though you just can’t win the battle against aging. No matter how good you are to your skin, wrinkles and sagging start to appear. The neck and throat tend to be a major problem, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can do simple facial exercises for a firm neck and throat.
Understanding the cause of the problem will help you find solutions. As you get older, your skin loses some of its elasticity, and this is the main cause of wrinkles. At the same time, you start to lose some muscle tone, which contributes to sagging. Some people go for the all-out solution and pay thousands of dollars to have plastic surgery. While surgery is always an option, it can have complications (as can any form of surgery), insurance does not typically pay for elective procedures, and there is no guarantee of how the finished result will look.
The good news is that you can do facial exercises to firm up your neck and throat and turn back the clock a few years. You should do all the following exercises gently, because over straining your muscles can lead to injury, and that would only make things worse. Also, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor about any health concerns that you have. With that in mind, here are a few facial exercises for a firm neck and throat to get you started.
Sit down on your floor with legs comfortably folded, making sure to keep your back straight. Slowly tilt your head back and hold it there for 10 to 15 seconds before returning it to the starting position. Do this 10 times. You should feel a gentle stretch along the length of your jawline.
Maintain the same seated position for this exercise. Lower your shoulders slightly, and look straight forward. Turn your head almost as far as it can go (again, don’t overdo it) to the right. Hold it for 5 to 10 seconds before returning to the forward position. Do this 5 times, and then switch to the left side.
While still in this position, tilt your head towards your right shoulder and hold it there for 5 to 10 seconds, then return it to the center. Repeat this 10 times before tilting it towards your left shoulder. This is a wonderful exercise for a firm neck.
Get on your hands and knees and drop your head toward the ground, being sure that your back, neck, and elbows are straight. Breathe in slowly. While exhaling slowly, arch your back gently downward as you lift your head up. Do this 5 times.
You can do the next exercise in just about any starting position, even while sitting in your car (when stopped at a red light is a perfect time). Tilt your head back, and while it is still tilted, open your mouth wide, and then close it. You should feel a relaxing stretch in the middle of your neck and throat.