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To do this Bell’s Palsy exercise, first, close your mouth, and then try to smile. You should feel the muscles on the sides of your face, especially your cheek muscles, move up. Use your fingers to move your muscles and make sure that both sides of your face stay even when doing this exercise. Afterward, go back to your initial position. Try to do this a few times, making sure to be mindful of the movement of your muscles each time.
Another variation would be to do the exercise, and then take away your fingers and try to hold your smile in the same position for as long as you can. This helps stimulate the muscles even further.
Afterward, try to repeat the same steps, but this time focus on one side of your face. Then proceed to focus on the other side.
Exercise the affected eye
Lastly, it is important to exercise your eyes if you have Bell’s Palsy. In particular, you need to focus on the eye that has been affected by paralysis. Some do not give enough emphasis on the eyes, but it is one of the very important Bell’s Palsy exercises for the face. Being unable to close your eye can lead to irritation and other problems.