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Face Muscle – Why Can’t They Give It A Simpler Name?

Face Muscle

Face Muscle

I must confess, it’s so much easier to do a face exercise than to learn the name of a face muscle.

For example, have you heard of Orbicularis Oculi, Buccinatorius or Mentalis?

If you read Latin, then not a problem for you, but for the rest of us, it can be difficult to remember the names.

Each of the term refers to a specific face muscle. In this case, it is the muscle around the eyes, cheek muscle and chin muscle.

We have more than 50 muscles in the face and neck, so it can be a pretty challenging task to master the names of all the facial muscles.

But why do you need to know about facial muscles?

Actually, you don’t have to. Even if you have no knowledge about the face muscles, you can still go ahead¬† with facial exercises.

However, many face exercises make reference to specific face muscle in their training instructions. So, if you are familiar with the name and location of each face muscle, you can quickly and effectively focus on the target muscles. No more hit or miss, or worrying whether if you have place your fingers on the correct positions on your face.

If you are doing face exercises, it’s good to have a basic knowledge of the facial muscles. You will have a better understanding of your face structure and a greater awareness of the relationships between face muscles, facial expressions and facial lines.

The more you know about the working of the face muscles, the more confident you have in performing the face exercises correctly and each specialized exercise becomes more meaningful.

Come with me if you are interested to know more. I found an interactive website where you can teach yourself the name and position of each face muscle. Once you are on the website Artnatomy, click on “Application”(on the lower right hand side), and you can start right away. Have fun exploring.

Image Credit: Patrick J. Lynch

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