IMPROVING JOWLS AT HOME

Please also explain what causes jowls to form and also how to prevent them.

Jowls form due to several factors, but mainly aging. As we age, the skin reduces collagen and elastin production; factors that contribute to a tighter skin, thus leaving the skin thinner, drier, and saggy. As a result, the region around the cheeks, chin, and mouth falls down the jawline, forming jowls. Other causes include weight gain followed by weight loss. Smoking can also lessen the skin’s elasticity and cause jowls.

Prevention

Use Hyaluronic acid products

I usually advise my clients to consider products with hyaluronic acid ingredient that helps draw in and retain skin moisture. It is a plumping and hydrating ingredient that can lift the face and reduce jowls formation.

Consider collagen infused products

Buy beauty products, including face creams with collagen, an ingredient known for increasing suppleness and firmness.

Use routines with retinol

Retinol contains vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that can attack free radicals possibly related to aging skin. It also increases cell turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles to leave you with a better skin tone.

Exercise

Frequent exercise is generally good for skin tightening, especially resistance training. For the face muscles, including jowls, I always tell my clients to incorporate facial workouts in their programs. They can help lower jowls’ severity by keeping the shape of the neck, jaw, and cheek muscles. Do the exercises one by one counting between 12 and 15 times every day to achieve quicker results. For example;

  • Slightly tilt the head up and chew.
  • Widely open the mouth as if yawning before slowly closing but not letting your teeth touch.
  • Blow up your cheeks as much as you can.
  • Calling sounds ‘o’ and ‘e’ with great force as you move your mouth.
Crystal Kadir

MS, Durham University
GP

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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