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Facial Symmetry Exercises

author image Keith Strange
Keith Strange spent more than a decade as a staff writer for newspapers in the southeastern United States, winning numerous awards for his work. He has a B.S. in wellness/sports medicine from Averett University and completed graduate work in exercise physiology. Strange is a former competitive martial artist and holds a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
Facial Symmetry Exercises
A healthy, balanced face can make you feel better about yourself.

Facial symmetry, or having a balanced appearance to your face, often has the effect of making a person look emotionally balanced and happy. When one side of your face is considerably smaller than the other, you may find that the muscles of your face are weaker on that side. You can correct this problem by performing a variety of facial exercises that are designed to help balance the muscles of your face. Weak facial muscles on one side can be a symptom of a more serious medical condition, so you may want to talk to your doctor if you’re suffering from a facial imbalance.

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Facial Stretch

Use the muscles under your upper lip to pull it down over your bottom lip while elongating your face as much as possible by looking up. When you have made your face as long as possible you should smile as widely as possible, according to the facial exercise page at The website suggests that you should repeat this exercise 18 times, and notes that in addition to helping balance your facial muscles, the stretch helps rejuvenate your skin.

Partial Wink

According to this exercise helps to balance the muscles of your upper cheeks and lower eyes. It is performed by partially winking one eye at a time and holding it for a second. Perform this exercise 50 times on each side and then use the fingers of both hands to push into the skin around your temples and pull them back slightly. Hold this position and simultaneously close your eyes as tightly as you can. The website suggests you perform 20 repetitions of this exercise.

Cheek Toning Exercise

If one cheek is smaller than the other, it can be a noticeable imbalance, but there are exercises that can help minimize the problem. Use three fingers of both hands to press on your upper cheeks and push them down toward your jaw. Simultaneously use the muscles of your cheeks to apply resistance to the tension placed by your fingers by smiling as hard as possible. Be sure that you keep your head stationary throughout the exercise, according to the facial health page at

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