How to Reduce Jowls Naturally and Without Expensive Procedures
I admit it, I’ve been looking into ways to reduce jowls naturally. This isn’t an easy confession for me to make – to you or to myself – because I’ve always considered myself someone who prioritizes wellness over appearance. If I am healthy, I’ll naturally look youthful. I’ve even blogged about why I focus on healthy skin, not younger skin. But here I am…
What Made Me Look into How to Reduce Jowls Naturally?
Despite the fact that I don’t have a strong focus on anti-aging on the whole, I was looking at myself in the mirror the other day and noticed that when I put lipstick on, it accentuates the two dramatic downward lines I have on either side of my mouth…and those point directly to the saggy skin on my chin and jawline. That’s just not a look I want to nurture.
It’s a part of me, and I’m fine with it. At the same time, if there’s a way to reduce jowls naturally, without extreme products or expensive procedures, I’m not going to turn my back to it. So, I did what everyone does these days. I turned to Google to solve my problem.
Why They Happen
I discovered that there are several reasons that we can get jowly, particularly when we age. Nearly everyone will get them to some degree with age. The additional factors decide how jowly we’ll get and how much we’ll be googling how to reduce jowls naturally. Here are the factors I discovered during my searches:
- Age (of course)
- Repetitive facial habits
- Lifestyle choices
Other risk factors can include:
- A history of sunburn
- Excessive or regular alcohol use
- Chronic or severe stress
- Chronic or severe dehydration
- A diet lacking in nutrition
- Facial overuse habits, particularly in areas of the mouth, jaw and cheeks, such as chewing gum, talking on a phone while holding it between your face and shoulder, leaning on your hand, or frowning
- Skin irritation or allergies
- Lack of exercise
- Poor skin hygiene
- Aggressive skin hygiene
- Rapid weight loss
- Severe or chronic illness
- Chronic insomnia
- Physical trauma or injury to the jaw or face muscles and/or skin.
That said, among all these causes, age really is the main factor. Over time, our skin loses collagen and elastin, making it saggier and less elastic. The skin also thins and dries. All these issues make it harder for it to keep its form, losing its fullness and resiliency in the face of gravity’s pull.
How to Reduce Jowls Naturally
I’m certainly not a dermatologist, but my attitude toward helping to reduce my jowls naturally has been to examine the factors on the above list that apply to me, and to correct the ones that can be corrected.
Clearly, I can’t do anything about genetics, but I can make sure I’m living an active lifestyle, staying hydrated, gently keeping up great skin hygiene and care, eating a nutritious diet, wearing sunscreen, and choosing a nighttime sleep aid to help me to get the rest I need overnight when I’m struggling with sleep.
There are certain exercises that I’ve been doing to gently make sure my face and jaw muscles stay strong to hold up the skin well.
While some people might choose plastic surgery, injected fillers, ultherapy, radio therapy and others, those aren’t the option for me. I’ll choose to reduce jowls naturally, and if I need to live with a big of sagging, so be it. The more I focus on keeping the rest of me healthy, the better I’ll look overall. The odds are that I’ll be the only one who notices them beyond my genuine smile.