Jawline exercises have undoubtedly become more popular in recent years due to the emergence of new mouth exercisers. Of course, we’re still fans of the good ol’ mastic gum method because it’s the simplest way to strengthen your jaw muscles and give your lower-face definition. However, the so-called “gum method” might take months to produce results depending on how often you chew. Mouth exercisers and jawline exercise tools, on the other hand, promise faster results.
Some mouth exercisers currently on the market today, like Jawzrsize, boast quicker results but at the cost of a more strenuous exercise routine. They also strengthen other parts of your face as well with more consistency. While you can chew mastic gum and still do your everyday activities without interruption, incorporating jawline exercise tools is like incorporating a fitness routine for your face. It may not be for everyone but it will produce quicker results, despite taking some dedication.
So, we decided to investigate: is it worth investing time and money into a mouth exerciser? Which are worthwhile? Let’s delve in and determine which jawline exercise tools work best towards giving you that chiseled jawline you’ve been wanting.
What Muscles Are Worked Out By Mouth Exercisers?
Before jumping into specific jawline exercise tools, it’s important to understand which muscles these facial fitness tools even workout.
All jawline exercise tools and facial exercisers workout the four muscles responsible for mastication (i.e. chewing). The most important one of these four is the masseter muscle, but the masseter works in conjunction with three other muscle groups when chewing. The masseter is among the strongest muscles in the entire body: in fact, it’s so powerful that the net force of these four muscles working together in the jawline can apply some 200 pounds on the molars.
This is the muscle group you’ll be targeting by using mouth exercisers: by working out these muscles beyond just for chewing food, they will become firmer and will give your jawline and chin further definition. It’s like working out any other muscle in your body.
However, jawline exercises have more benefits than just sculpting your jawline. Because working out your masseter and jaw muscles inevitably pulls the entirety of your lower-face, you will also notice your neck and the skin under your chin also tighten. One of the added benefits of this exercise routine is that they are excellent for lessening and altogether eliminating a double-chin. Working out your jawline, like any other muscle group, also allows for more oxygenation to your face thus giving you a healthier appearance overall.
The end result is a sharper jawline, a tighter face, and an improved, defined profile. For more information on the clinical evidence behind jawline exercises, please read our article: Do Jawline Exercises Work?
Why Would You Even Want to Use a Face Exerciser?
The case for jawline exercisers can best be illustrated by comparing it to regular fitness programs. For example: yes, while you could workout your chest and biceps by simply using your body weight and doing push-ups, you would achieve faster results by also incorporating dumbbells.
Although we’re big fans of chewing mastic gum to boost facial muscles and give your jawline definition in the long-term, others might opt for a more fitness-oriented approach by using jawline exercisers and other tools. It’s all about understanding which method suits you best and how soon you want to see results.
On top of that, jawline exercise devices are far more robust in their workout than chewing mastic gum or other kinds of face exercises. This is because they also workout your neck and other parts of your face and thus tighten the entire lower half of your face. In this way, jawline exercisers are a more comprehensive facial fitness regiment since they tighten up your face far more than you would by just chewing mastic gum. The end result is a stronger, more defined profile.
Our Recommendations: Face Exercisers to Try
Although jaw exercise devices are still new, they recently surged in popularity over the proven success of Jawzrsize. Jawzersize has been responsible for putting jawline exercises on the map by incorporating facial fitness into everyday physical workout routines. So, as you might expect, our first recommendation is to get yourself a Jawzrsize jaw exerciser.
Currently the most popular mouth exerciser on the market, Jawzrsize is a jaw exercise ball. It works by strengthening over 50 muscles in your face and neck. Meant for daily use, the face workout with Jawzrsize lasts only 20 minutes. Depending on how tone your jawline muscles are, you will have to choose which level of resistance is best. Jawzrsize comes in 20 lb. resistance, 30 lb. resistance, 40 lb. resistance, and 50 lb. resistance., however, we would recommend 20 lb. for starters.
However, there’s other Jawzrsize alternatives for those who want to try something a little different.
This is our runner-up pick for the best jawline face exerciser out today. Facial-Flex is a FDA-registered Class 1 medical device which has been called the “non-invasive face lift”. It closely competes with Jawzrsize as an alternative and for good reason. Facial-Flex reduces wrinkles, tones the face, and gives your jawline definition by working out your masseter and other muscles. With many rave reviews, Facial-Flex has been proven to give your face definition in just a few weeks. Facial-Flex has been marketed as a beautifying tool, but it’s actually a jawline exercise tool suitable for both men and women.
Facial-flex is so much more than just a Jawzrsize alternative. Check out their official website for more information.
We’ve tried JawFit and we were impressed: it’s affordable and definitely tightens your jawline, working out all the right muscles. However, jaw workouts with JawFit were not as thorough. Regardless, JawFit works well for double chins and improving oral muscular strength: a great, inexpensive mouth exerciser to try if you are just getting into jawline exercises.
This luxury mouth exerciser from Japan piqued our interest when we first stumbled upon it. The reviews were quite positive: not only did it tighten the jawline, but it also reduced wrinkles and lifted the cheeks, effectively giving the entire face a more youthful lift. The tool was the subject of a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal which found that using the device for 30 seconds at a time, twice a day, produced significant benefits after 8 weeks of use. The study concluded that facial exercises “using the Pao device can increase facial muscle thickness and cross-sectional area, thus contributing to facial rejuvenation.”
We recommend the Facial Fitness PAO for anyone out there who is willing to spend a little more for a comprehensive facial exercise regiment.
This training tool trains your face muscles similar to the Facial Fitness PAO. Although users have described the tool being ridiculously long and not easy to transport, it is nonetheless highly-rated. Using the mouth exerciser for just 3 minutes after you get up and 3 minutes before bed leads to tighter jawlines, cheekbones, and chin by users. Give it a try!
For more information on face fitness, we suggest you check out our mega-article, The Comprehensive Guide to Face Exercises.
Also, if you’re a woman (or a man!) interested in beautifying your skin beyond just jawline exercises, we suggest you read our long-form article on face rollers, massagers, brushes, and everything in between.
What was your experience with jaw or face exercise tools? Did you see any noticeable effects after use? Let us know in the comments.