The Art of Cheek Toning: Achieve a Youthful Look

The Art of Cheek Toning: Achieve a Youthful Look

Sculpted, high cheekbones like Angelina Jolie in Maleficent might not be possible for anyone without a lot of stage makeup and/or prosthetics, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for flabby cheeks that sag with age. 

Cheek toning, or cheek sculpting, is a method of making your cheeks appear higher, fuller, and firmer. There are a few different ways to do it, but beware: not all of them are safe (for your skin or your wallet). 

Surgeries are expensive and take weeks to recover, and fillers are painful and pricey and can even distort your face over time. 

What if we told you you have other options? It’s true — and understanding them starts with a basic understanding of why your cheeks aren’t as youthful-looking as they used to be. 

Why Your Cheeks Are Losing Their Shape

With age, our cheeks start to sag and lose their plumpness — and there are a couple of reasons why.


Yes, aging happens to the entire body, especially the skin. When we age, collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep the skin firm and plump, especially in the cheeks, are produced in smaller and smaller quantities. 

Having less of these proteins leaves skin looking thinner and hollow and leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Sun Damage

Sun damage can rob your skin of its youthfulness. The sun causes a phenomenon called oxidative stress in the skin. Oxidative stress can cause collagen to fragment in the skin and also leads to sunspots which cause an uneven skin tone. 

As skin is continually damaged, it can also begin to sag. 

Loss of Tone in Facial Muscles

One of the key drivers in facial aging is the lack of exercise of the facial muscles. The muscles that help you create expressions also support the skin of the face. Over time, these muscles can begin to shrink just like muscles in the body. 

When we don’t actively work to tone the facial muscles, they can shrink RAPIDLY, leaving us with sagging skin:

  • Along the lower jaw
  • Under the chin, creating a double-chin look
  • Along the jawline, creating jowls
  • Under the cheeks, leaving hollow areas in our midface.

How To Work Out Your Face

It can seem impossible to understand how to get rid of this slack skin without surgery or injections. But the reality is, you can tone your cheeks (and other problem areas on your face) with a few skin rejuvenation methods that are non-invasive and effective.

Here are several methods you can start using right now, and why microcurrent should be your new go-to.

Facial Exercises

Some good ol’ facial exercises can help work the muscles of the face, toning and tightening them so they are better able to support your skin. 

Not sure where to start your facial workout? Here are a few facial yoga exercises you can do (if you have the time). 

Fish Face

Begin by tilting your head back and sucking your cheeks in to make a fish face. Thrust your chin forward and hold this position for about five seconds. Take a small break and repeat.


The Assisted Yawn

A popular stretch in face yoga, place two fingers on your cheekbones and open your mouth as wide as possible, as though you were yawning. Hold this position for five seconds, take a break, and repeat. 

The Neck Lift

Tilt your head back, and move your lower lip over your upper lip, almost like you’re pouting. You should feel the muscles in your neck flexing. Hold the position for five seconds, break, and repeat. 

Puff Puff Pass

To deal with those annoying parentheses around the corners of your mouth, try filling one cheek with air and then the other. Puff your cheeks out back and forth for about 20 to 30 seconds. Take a rest, then repeat. 

These face yoga exercises can be done numerous times a day virtually anywhere, and they’ll help give your cheek muscles a workout. However, if you’re honest, it might not be possible for you to remember to do them, not to mention if you choose to do them in public, it could raise a few eyebrows. 

Instead, you can try microcurrent in the privacy of your own home — in only five minutes each day. 

Microcurrent Skincare: The Workout You Need, No Face Yoga Required

You might have heard of microcurrent on social media, or from your esthetician or dermatologist. Microcurrent is a highly respected form of skin therapy that uses a low level of electrical currents to support your facial muscles and skin. 

These currents are known as sub-sensory, which means you probably won’t even feel them. The currents dive deep into your skin, reaching the deepest layers and activating facial muscles to retrain and tone them. 

Microcurrent works by:

  • Supporting proper blood circulation. While facial exercises can help with blood flow, microcurrent does a better job, supporting proper oxygenation in the skin and helping it maintain activity that can work to restore and rejuvenate the skin. 

  • Supporting the muscles. Your facial muscles get a workout, while fine lines and wrinkles fade in appearance.

Using microcurrent on targeted areas, like your cheeks, helps lift, contour, and tone the muscles that support the skin in these areas for a naturally youthful look that doesn’t require surgery or heavy makeup. 

Where To Get Microcurrent

You can get a microcurrent treatment that targets your cheekbones in most dermatology offices or at a medspa. Treatments are pricey, and you can expect to pay a couple hundred bucks at checkout and plan to schedule your next visit. You’ll need several treatments to get visible results. 


You can use My Derma Dream’s MicroSculpt™ Facial Toning and Skin Tightening Device. MicroSculpt uses the same low-level current technology your esthetician or dermatologist uses to sculpt your cheekbones (and other problem areas) and reverse the signs of aging in your skin. 

In just five minutes per day, you can lift, contour, and support your skin’s proper elasticity, without surgery, injections, or any invasive treatment. Using MicroSculpt to chisel your cheeks is easy.

How To Use MicroSculpt for Your Cheeks 

Before you begin, grab your favorite Activator Serum. You’ll need it and your MicroSculpt device. Cleanse your skin and pat it dry. Don’t apply any other products to your skin at this time. 

Step 1

Apply activator serum to your cheekbones and the area just under your cheeks, known as the hollows of your cheeks. You’ll want to do this on one cheek at a time to make sure your activator serum stays damp and ensures the highest level of microcurrent conduction. 

Step 2

Turn on your MicroSculpt device to your preferred comfort level setting. Starting at the bottom of the cheekbone, glide your device upward toward your temples. You can use a medium to firm amount of pressure. Repeat this glide technique three to four times. 

Step 3

Repeat this process on the other cheek. 

Step 4

Once you’ve finished with your treatment, you can either treat other parts of your face if needed. If not, gently massage the remainder of your activator serum into your skin and allow it to dry. Then, apply your favorite moisturizer and sunscreen before hitting the door. 

That’s it. You’ve just sculpted your cheekbones without a scalpel. Congratulations on breaking free from the bondage of Big Beauty and discovering how to take care of your skin naturally and conveniently with My Derma Dream!

In addition to your cheeks, you can sculpt and contour every area of your face with MicroSculpting. It’s safe and gentle enough to use daily, and effective enough that you’ll see results after even one use, but you’ll see the most results after using it for three to four months consistently. 

Give Your Cheeks a Check-Up

Chiseled cheeks without plastic surgery? It is 100% possible. My Derma Dream makes it convenient, affordable, and effective with tools to help you get quantifiable results. When you shop with My Derma Dream, you’ll also get 24/7 customer service so you can get your questions answered whenever, wherever you are. 

Best of all, you get a 90-day money-back guarantee, so there’s zero risk if you aren’t completely satisfied with your results. You’ve got nothing to lose, and lifted cheekbones to gain! 


Why does skin wrinkle with age? What is the best way to slow or prevent this process? - Scientific American 

Oxidative stress and skin diseases: possible role of physical activity|PubMed 

[Muscular aging and its involvement in facial aging: the Face Recurve concept]|PubMed

Physiological effects of microcurrent and its application for maximising acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise|NCBI  

Effects of electrical stimulation on skin surface|PubMed

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