Your face reflects what your overall system is going through, and its puffy appearance is a sign that you might be gaining fat everywhere else in the body.

While hormones and genetics contribute to the accumulation of fat below the jawline, a person’s bad lifestyle choices may also lead to a drastic increase in body weight and neck fat.

The build-up of fat deposits around the face could hint at an energy imbalance in your body. A person can reduce both the body and face fat by improving their diet and workouts. However, facial exercises are key to ensure there’s no sagging skin around the jawline post weight loss.

Here are five effective workouts that will improve muscle strength, combat signs of aging, and help chisel the face:

Chin lifts

Tilt your head back and stretch your neck upward as high as you can. Keep looking into the sky as you move your lower lip above the upper lip and smile widely. Hold this pose for 10 seconds and perform 10 repetitions. This exercise will target the double chin and slim it down gradually.

The “O” workout

Keep your back straight while doing this workout and make sure your shoulders are relaxed. Extend your neck frontward while your lips are closed, and try to form an “O” with them. Hold the extended neck position and the “O” for at least 20 seconds and release. Perform 20 repetitions of this workout.

Cheek puff

Fill air into your mouth to puff your face and move the air from side to side, holding the position for 5 seconds on each side. Release the air by forming a big “O.” This exercise works to firm your cheeks.

Tongue stretch

Look straight and stick your tongue out as much as you can. Lift your tongue upward as if you are intending to touch the nose with it. Hold this position for 10 seconds and release. Perform 20 repetitions of this workout.

Jaw release

This workout is your go-to if you want to perfect your jawline faster. Be seated on a chair and move your jaw as though you are chewing something with your mouth closed. Breathe through your nose during the process and release after 10 repetitions. Relax your muscles and perform the workout again.

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