Is your neck starting to sag?
June 16, 2014
However, I am often asked how to rejuvenate other areas of the body, specifically the neck. I too had an issue with a saggy neck but was able to firm it up and keep it up. The follow is an exercise I do daily and only takes a few minutes. It really works, but be patient it will take several days to see results. For those of you who are already doing facial and neck exercises you will know that taking the time to pay attention to this often forgotten part of our body is well worth the effort, with the right approach.
These exercises are a good mix of stretching and working out your neck and lower facial muscles. They should be repeated once or twice a day, and should become a part of your everyday routine. By doing them regularly for the rest of your life, your neck will be stronger and more flexible, so that it’s less likely to get damaged or injured. What’s more, you’ll have a firmer neck with less saggy skin.
- Place one hand on your forehead. Push your head against it without letting it go forwards. You should feel your neck muscles working. Hold this position for about 10 seconds. Then clasp your hands behind your head, and push backwards to create pressure, and again hold for about ten seconds.
- Sit down with your back straight. Lift your head back so that your chin is pointing toward the ceiling with your lips closed. Next make a chewing motion with your mouth. You’ll feel your neck and facial muscles being worked. Repeat about 20 times.
- This is similar to the above. Again sit with a straight back, lift your head so that your chin points to the ceiling with your lips together. But this time, pout your lips in a sort of kissing motion, this will feel as effective as exercise two, but working different parts of your neck and face.
Be careful with this one, it could strain your neck. Lie on the bed with your head hanging over the edge. Slowly and carefully lift your head up towards your torso, using your neck. Slowly and carefully lower it back down. Repeat this about 5 times, but make sure you stop immediately if you feel any pain.