Jawline Exercises: Do They Work? Before & After Photos and Tools to Use

Do you want a defined jawline without having any surgeries? Are you already mewing but haven’t seen adequate results? Fear not; here are some of the best jawline exercises you can do from the comfort of your home.
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Jawline Exercises: Do They Work? Before & After Photos and Tools to Use
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Do you want a defined jawline without having any surgeries? Are you already mewing but haven’t seen adequate results? Fear not; here are some of the best jawline exercises you can do from the comfort of your home.

What Is Jawline?

Jawline anatomy

By definition, a jawline is the outline of the bottom part of your jaw. Think of it as an imaginary line from one end of your chin to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) below your ear. 

A sharp jawline
A sharp jawline

While most people want to learn how to get a sharper jawline, some are genetically gifted with a strong, sharp jawline. But why’s there so much fuss about jawlines, anyways? Are jawlines that attractive?

Is Jawline Attractive?

An attractive male jawline
An attractive male jawline

Indeed, a sharp jawline is considered one of the most attractive features of both men and women. Unlike beauty, which is subjective, one study has shown that chiseled jawlines are innately attractive.

Angelina Jolie’s attractive female jawline
Angelina Jolie’s attractive female jawline

Despite being a trait commonly sought by men, women with chiseled jawlines and slender faces are equally attractive to the opposite gender. As such, it’s unsurprising that men and women are looking for the best jawline exercises to achieve the “perfect jawline”.

Types of Jawlines

Types of Faces
Types of Faces

The jawline types depend on the face type of a person. That said, they can be narrowed down to 7 main types of  jawlines:

  • Oval
  • Diamond
  • Square
  • Oblong
  • Heart
  • Triangle
  • Round

Despite what type of jawline you have, you can always sharpen up your jawline with the right face exercises.

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How the Face Exercises Help Your Jawline

Our face consists of several muscles. Like any other muscle on our body, putting them under tension during a jaw exercise will make them stronger and, thus, more defined. Apart from this, facial muscles help “lift up” your face, preventing sagging and keeping your skin tight.

So, face exercises will definitely help your jawline by making the muscles around it more defined, giving it a chiseled look

Do Jawline Exercises Work?

Jawline exercises are a great way to strain your facial muscles. As you get older, your face will inevitably start sagging. While many would opt for surgery, studies have proved that facial exercises are an excellent alternative to Botox or other such surgeries.

To answer your question, jawline exercises work and are a safe and effective way to prevent facial sagging as you get older.

Jawline Exercises Before and After

Admittedly, studies can sometimes be indecisive. But, when it comes to jawline exercises, the before and after photos shown below are proof that a jawline workout should be part of your routine.

2.5-year before and after photos of reddit user MiamiChase36
3.5-year before and after jawline exercises and mewing of reddit user MasterBaitingBoy

2.5-year before and after photos of reddit user MiamiChase36

Best Face Exercises for Jawline

Now that you know how beneficial exercising your jawline can be, let’s check out some of the best face exercises you can do at home. Before you try any of these out, keep the following two statements in mind:

  1. Going over the limit should be avoided! When starting out, consistency is more important than intensity. So, doing a few repetitions and 1-2 sets is optimal when trying out these jawline exercises.
  1. Having the right form is necessary! As with any exercise, the wrong form can lead to severe injuries. So, ensuring that the proper form of each one is implemented is the best way to get the perfect jawline.

1. Mewing

Arguably the best face exercise for your jawline, mewing is a must-have in your jawline workout routine. Here are some of the before and after mewing photos.

Learn how to mew correctly in our guide.

Mewing before and after photos - 15 month progress of adult man
Before and photos of the reddit user GComptonn

Mewing before and after photos of a girl
Mewing transformation of the reddit user Blah-blah-no

Mewing is pretty easy to do:

  1. With lips sealed, ensure that you're using proper tongue posture. To achieve this, say the word “king” and keep your tongue pressed to the palate in the -ng position.
  2. You should be able to only breathe through your nose. To test this, open your mouth and try to breathe through it. If you can’t, you’re mewing correctly.

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2. “Side Kisses” Exercise

  1. Make sure your lips form a kissing pose.
  2. Keep your lips upward and to the right as far as you can for 3-5 seconds.
  3. Do the same thing for the left side.

You should feel a stretch under your ear while doing side kisses. Repeat this jawline exercise a few times on each side.

3. “Neck Curlup” Exercise

One of the best jawline and neck exercises is the neck curlup.

  1. While lying down, lift your head up while trying to touch your chest with your chin. Keep the rest of your body on the ground and your abdomen engaged.
  2. After staying in that position for a few seconds, lay your head back down.

To do a neck curlup properly, you’ll need to keep your tongue on your mouth’s roof. Only then will you feel your neck muscles stretch.

4. “Collar Bone Backup” Exercise

While lying down, sitting, or standing:

  1. While your head is level with the ground, pull it back until you stretch your neck muscles. 
  2. After staying in that position for a few seconds, push your head forward and relax.

With collarbone backups, the key is to keep your neck muscles engaged as long as possible. So, after you start off with some repetitions, aim to remain in the back position for 30-60 seconds.

5. “Chinup” Exercise

Like the chinup back exercise, this one uses your chin instead of your hands… sort of.

  1. With your lips sealed, keep your lower jaw extended and lift your bottom lip, so it’s over your top lip. 
  2. After staying in that position for a few seconds, relax.
  3. Repeat this exercise for 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions.

6. “Tongue Twister” Exercise

  1. Keep your tongue in the mewing position by pressing it against the palate.
  2. Start humming your favorite song for half a minute.

Ideally, you should feel your jawline muscles engaging with this jaw exercise.

7. “Vowel Sounds” Exercise

  1. While your mouth is open, spell out all the vowels, starting from “O”, then “U”, etc.
  2. Ensure your teeth aren’t touching by making the movement as intense as possible.

With the vowel sounds exercise, you must be careful not to overdo it. Be intense-enough with it to feel a stretch throughout your jaw, but not too intense to injure your jaw muscles.

8. “Moon Kissing” Exercise

One of the best face exercises is moon kissing as it trains all the facial muscles.

  1. While looking up, push your bottom lip out while keeping a kissing pose.
  2. After keeping that position for a few seconds, relax.
  3. Repeat this exercise for as many reps as you can.

Basically, moon kissing combines several other jawline exercises together. 

9. “Clenches and Releases” Exercise

Considered one of the easiest jaw exercises, clenches and releases are pretty straightforward.

  1. Make the teeth-grinding movement (without actually grinding your teeth) to clench your jaw on one side for a few seconds.
  2. Do this exercise for a couple of sets of 10-15 repetitions, consistently adding more to your jaw clenching.

10. “Lip Presses” Exercise

  1. With your mouth sealed, press your lips together and point them inwards. 
  2. After 10-15 seconds, you can relax and repeat the exercise as many times as you can.

With lip presses, you’ll engage your mouth and jaw muscles, toning your face in the process.

11. “Chin Slide” Exercise

To get a sharp jawline, you’ll need to adapt chin slides to your jawline workouts.

  1. Using your palm, slide your hand from your double chin to your temples, applying some pressure throughout the exercise.
  2. Repeat this for 3-5 on each side.

If you have a beard, you can avoid this exercise if you feel pain from pulling your beard hair.

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12. “Cheek Stretches” Exercise

  1. After taking a deep breath, keep your cheeks inflated with a lot of air.
  2. Try to stay in this position for a few minutes so that you feel your jaw stretching.
  3. Repeat this exercise a couple of times.

13. “Mouth Stretches” Exercise

You’ll need to be extra careful when doing mouth stretches, as they could cause comfort or pain when not done correctly. Remember to always stay within limits!

  1. With your mouth opened as wide as possible, stay in that position for a minute.
  2. Without overstraining your jawline, open your mouth a bit more, and keep that position for a few seconds.
  3. Repeat the exercise 8-10 times.

14.”Lower Jowl Lift” Exercise

  1. With your hand on your collarbone, wrap your bottom lip over your teeth and tilt your head back.
  2. Go back to your original position.
  3. Repeat this for a few sets of 10 repetitions.

15. “Sagging Chin Jawline Exercise”

  1. With your elbow firmly placed on a table, place your fist under your chin.
  2. Try opening your mouth while adding resistance from your fist for a few seconds.
  3. Repeat this exercise as many times as you can.

Other Things You Can Do to Improve Your Jawline

On top of all the jaw exercises, there are some daily habits you can adopt to improve your jawline.

Chewing for a Better Jawline

Chewing gum for jawline muscle gain is helpful. Chewing gum helps stimulate the masticatory muscles, which gives you a better jawline definition. You can also take it a step further by getting some mastic gum.

Mastic Gum

Mastic gum is significantly harder than regular chewing gum, which makes it great to progressively overload your jaw muscles. You should also take a look at one of the several jawline exercisers.

Jawline Exercise Tools

With these tools, you get the hardness of the mastic gum without its distinct taste. Plus, you’ll only need to use your front teeth to exercise your jaw with these tools. However, they come with some drawbacks.

Dangers of Jaw Exercisers

If you’re consistently using jaw exercisers, you might end up injuring your jaw. If you damage your jaw joints, you’ll have to face a whole new set of headaches, jaw popping, and TMJ injuries.

Massage your Face

Instead of chewing on stuff, you can massage your face. By using circular motions around your jaw, you’ll improve blood circulation and tighten up your skin.

Eat Less Salt

Salt is notorious for causing bloating, and your face might be affected as well. Try to reduce your sodium intake, as well as drink more water, to get that perfect jawline!

The information provided in this article is intended for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or a substitute for professional guidance. Mewing and other techniques mentioned on this website may not be suitable for everyone, and individual results may vary. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as an orthodontist, dentist, or myofunctional therapist, before starting any new oral or facial exercises, particularly if you have existing dental, orthodontic, or health concerns.
Written by
Yury Nebyshynets
June 27, 2023