Here’s Everything you need to know about Facial Exercises, aka Face Yoga
From Gym enthusiasts to liposuction or surgical rescue, people have tried it all, but in the past couple of years, we have seen the world switching over to a more natural way like Yoga, not just tone and shape body but also relax their mind.
The cosmetic industry has seen a similar shift, from the Botox-addicted women to the celebs who have tried any and every anti-aging treatment ( yes, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston are on this list too), in the past several years, many have turned to yoga, for a little help to turn back the clock. The first question that comes to our mind is, Does Face Yoga Really Work? Are they just false stories revolving around?
Are there exercises for the face? Can it replace Botox?
It will surprise you to know that there does exist a thing called Face Yoga, and it works in ways no Botox or facelifts have been able to - It’s all-natural and absolutely free!
Some plastic surgeons and dermatologists say,” face yoga is absolute nonsense.” But guess what? If It works for Meghan Markle, It sure does work for us. And of course, it’s a regime Kardashians swear by!
What is Face Yoga?
Face yoga or face exercise is a series of exercises performed using fingers and different facial expressions. It’s an age-old practice that helps stimulate the blood circulation, strengthen the muscles, and relieve stress from your face. Facial Exercises increase the oxygen level on your face and improve your facial muscles and skin's health. It also enhances collagen production – a beauty ingredient that results in a more youthful and radiant complexion.
Practiced for thousands of years, it’s a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies.
In short, Face Yoga does what yoga does to your body- tone and relax!
Does Face Yoga Really Work?
In short, Yes- but you have to be consistent with the regime!
Our face consists of over 50 different muscles, and just like our body, some are overused, and some lie dormant. With time, these muscles lose their strength leading to sagging skin and droopy eyelids.
Studies have proven that Facial exercises are very effective if practiced regularly. Results have shown that with regular face yoga, people look up to 5 years younger. For some women, face yoga has resulted in reversing their aging signs with improved facial appearance, more defined jawline, and fuller cheeks.
How & why face yoga works?
Face Yoga works two ways, improving facial muscles and reducing visible signs of aging. Inactive muscles lead to muscle loss, which results in the aging of your face. Facial exercises activate these muscles and increase their blood circulation and help relax the overworked muscles- the primary reason for the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Face yoga can prevent even reverse wrinkles and sagging skin. Who needs Botox to freeze muscles into a smooth, relaxed state when face yoga can do something similar?
How often do you need to practice before it shows results?
According to a Northwestern Medicine study, A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise over 20 weeks improved middle-aged women's facial appearance. Well, if you want to see quick results, you should aim to perform facial exercises for around 20 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Not to forget consistency is the key here.
Benefits of Face yoga
You’ll be amazed to know that even 5 minutes of regular facial exercises can help you achieve healthy and younger-looking skin. Here is a list of face yoga benefits, which we have longed to achieve through various anti-aging creams and what not!
Increasing cell renewal
Lifting of sagging and drooping skin
Relieving facial tension and stress
Skin-healing with better collagen production
Strengthening of facial Muscles
Firming and toning of facial skin
Improving blood circulation
Preventing early signs of aging
Anti-aging- reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
Still, thinking about cosmetic products or surgeries? Why not give a shot to face yoga first, and save yourself from a plastic surgery blunder!
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