13 Jan This Is Yoga To Boost A Natural Radiant Face
Have you ever heard of Face Yoga? Exactly, yoga for your face. In a world where most Western people’s frame of reference for yoga is Instagram-worthy peak poses on clifftops and pristine studios, Face Yoga doesn’t precisely seem destined for success. Yet, here it is, it’s a ‘thing’, and it is growing in popularity. We are showing you three of our favourite face yoga exercises to try!
Face Yoga hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery. Apparently, Meghan Markle is a huge fan. However, you might wonder how these anti-ageing facial exercises can help banish fine lines, sagging and wrinkles Well, while purists may not agree to call it ‘yoga’ in its purest definition of the word, Face Yoga promises to ‘relax and tone muscles’. It enhances your natural beauty from the inside out plus, most importantly, via non-invasive or chemical-based methods to keep you looking youthful. Hands up if you are with us?
Why Face Yoga?
“Face yoga exercises work the hypodermis or the lower layer of the skin, the dermis or the middle layer and the epidermis or the upper layer,” says Face Yoga expert Danielle Collins. Face Yoga exercises are working all these layers, which increases the blood circulation, which then allows more oxygen and more nourishment to reach the cells of the skin. Awesome, right? The result is a clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow which has fewer toxins and a better ability to absorb moisture.
Face Yoga is very similar to facial massages you can do at home. The anti-ageing facial exercises technique is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the middle layer of the skin, which will give you a smoother, more supple, tighter-looking skin. Hello, beautiful glowing skin!
You should do your anti-ageing facial exercises for 20 minutes, up to six times a week. Sounds like a lot of time at first, but the results will show pretty quickly. Aaand it’s free!
Everyone has different faces so the time it takes to see changes varies from person to person but, as a rule, you’ll start to see more of a long term improvement in your face and neck after two weeks. #WINNING! After 2-4 months, you’ll notice you have less fine lines, less tension and people will see you look healthier and more energised. Within 6-9 months, people have reported that they look and feel many years younger and feel more relaxed within themselves.
Who’s ready to give it a go? Just a quick tip, before you start yoga’ing is putting on some essential oils on your face to make it smoother and a bit more indulgent!
Here are three of our favourite face yoga exercises by Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method below:
Face Yoga Exercises
1. The V
Suitable For: Drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, eye bags and puffiness.
Alternative To: Botox and eye surgery.
- Start by pressing both middle fingers together at the inner corner of the eyebrows. Then with your index fingers, apply pressure to the outer edges of the eyebrows.
- Look up to the ceiling, and raise the lower eyelids upwards to make a strong squint. Then relax.
- Repeat six more times and finish by squeezing eyes shut tightly for 10 seconds.
2. The Smile Smoother
Suitable For: Cheek lines and sagging skin.
Alternative To: Lower facelift and fillers.
- Hide your teeth with the lips to make an ‘O’ shape with the mouth.
- Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden. Repeat this for up to six times.
- Next, hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down as the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice more.
3. Smooth the brow
Suitable For: Horizontal forehead lines.
Alternative To: Botox.
Place both hands on the forehead facing inwards and spread all of the fingers out between the eyebrows and hairline.
- Gently sweep the fingers outwards across the forehead, applying light pressure to tighten the skin.
- Relax and repeat ten times.
So there you are, your anti-ageing face yoga exercises. How good does it feel? Game changer, right? You can quickly build these exercises into your morning or/ and night self-care routine. Super quick and easy. You will feel not only refreshed but also looking fabulous and younger within weeks. Who needs botox, non-surgical, non-chemical interventions and improvements these days anymore? You can invest your money in some more yoga classes or beautiful facial oils instead.
Spa treatment for your brain
For those of you who are down with the more traditional forms of yoga, let’s add some meditation to your self-care routine. Meditation is hailed to be the juju that heals everything from stress, sleep, pesky habits. Think of it as kind of like a spa treatment for your brain. Wash away that stress head, sit down, drop in and join us on this journey to the centre of yourself with Jordan’s six minutes guided meditation. Both Meditation and face yoga will have you looking or let’s say glowing in no times. Best of it all, you will feel like a new person afterwards, trust us.
Who’s trying out face yoga in the new decade?
Written by MarieClaire UK