- from Muscles
Think of the last time you smiled. Frowned. Cried. Winked. Blinked. Shouted. Chewed. Concentrated on what you are doing now—reading.
Without the muscles in your face, eyes, and tongue, these actions would not be possible.
Most facial muscles are like stretchy sheets that fit over your skull, cartilage, and fat. Cartilage is the tough tissue that forms your nose, outer ear, and other parts of your body. Many facial muscles are attached not to bone but to other muscles or to skin. This is even more true of the muscles that help you make expressions.