Have you ever considered working out with your face? Researchers recently investigated this novel concept, which is also known as facial yoga.
Yoga can help with a lot of our health issues. But did you know that anti-aging face yoga can also help raise sagging cheeks and wrinkled brows? The idea is that by helping to strengthen the muscles, you may give your features a little extra ‘padding’ to plump them up.
‘Facial massage at home can also boost blood circulation by massaging all the layers of your skin correctly, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells of the skin,’ says face yoga specialist Danielle Collins. Because there are fewer pollutants, the effect is a clearer complexion with a healthy shine.’
Collins suggests doing 20 minutes of facial yoga six times a week. It may appear to be a lot at first, but you’ll notice results rapidly. ‘Because everyone’s face is different, the time it takes to see changes differs from person to person,’ she explains. ‘After a fortnight, you should start to notice more of a long-term improvement in your face and neck.’
‘The benefits include fewer fine wrinkles and less tension after two to four months.’
WHAT DO FACIAL EXERCISES SERVE FOR?
Over 50 muscles make up your face, and unlike the rest of your body, many of these facial muscles are rarely used. Regular facial exercises increase blood flow to the various parts of the face, replenishing oxygen levels in the muscles and skin. This will give you a wonderful healthy glow and a bright complexion.
Face thinning and toning activities should be done on a regular basis to keep your face appearing fit in the long run. Furthermore, frequent facial muscle exercises boost blood flow and so deliver nutrients to your skin cells, resulting in skin cell regeneration and stimulation.
5 FACIAL EXERCISES BENEFITS
- The muscles in your face are strengthened.
- Wrinkles are reduced in appearance.
- Blood circulation is improved.
- Any tightness in the face and neck is relieved.
- Firms and tightens the skin of the face.
8 best anti-aging facial exercises
Here are eight anti-aging facial yoga techniques to get you started.
NOTE: To avoid dragging or pulling your skin, apply products with a little slide first, such as a face serum or face oils that suit your skin type.
- CHEEK APPLE LIFTER CHEEK
Smile muscle training with corrective dental surgery can enhance muscle tone and increase confidence in how patients feel about their looks in social circumstances, according to a study. As a result, think of this as a smiling workout.
Pinch the corner of your lips, near your smile line if you have one, with clean hands. Smile as big as you can while pinching strongly enough to feel resistance (but not so tight that you damage yourself). The apples of your cheeks will be lifted as a result of a pull on your facial muscle. Attempt to complete one side at a time.
- DEFINER OF THE NECKLINE
Turn your neck to one side or the other until you can see the vertical muscles and tendons of your neck in the mirror. These vertical lines help to lengthen and define an elegant neck, giving you a younger appearance. On each side, hold this stance for ten seconds.
- DEFINER OF THE COLLAR BONE
The collar bone is a challenging area to tone since it emphasizes the foundation of a young face and neck. Rotate the opposite shoulder forward two to three inches, as in the neckline definer exercise, until you observe a triangle-shaped depression form between the neck and collar bone. Rep on the other side.
- LINE ERASER OF THE FOREHEAD
Gently press both hands’ fingertips upward at your hairline while frowning slightly. Instead of wrinkling your brow, frown to provide enough downward pressure to counteract your fingers’ upward pressure.
- LIFTER OF THE UPPER EYE
The eyes are the windows to the soul, and a lift in the eye area is one of the most noticeable anti-aging effects that positive thinking readers desire. Press your fingertips along the lower brow line of both eyebrows with the three middle fingers of both hands. While frowning and creating resistance with your brows, gently press in and push upward with your fingertips.
- LIFTER OF THE UNDER EYE
Bags under your eyes indicate a lack of sleep, but this easy facial exercise will help you seem younger in no time. Look up until you feel a strain in your eyes without shifting or tilting your head. It’ll feel like you’re seeing into the insides of both brows. When you glance up, your eyelids may flutter, putting a strain on an under-used muscle. Remember to breathe deeply while doing this exercise to seem younger naturally.
- FACE TONE FROM HEAD TO TOE
Put your hands together in a flat fist to create a resistance platform under your chin. While the platform offers resistance beneath your chin, squeeze every muscle in your face, squint your eyes, pucker your lips, and tuck your chin to your chest. Keeping your arms and elbows tucked is beneficial. Hold for a total of five counts.
Alternate with the reverse exercise, when you expand rather than constrict. Elevate your eyes, arch your brows, open your mouth wide, and lift your chin slightly as you release your platform. Hold for a count of five. Three to five times, repeat both movements.
- JAWLINE DEFINER
Put your hands together in a flat fist to create a resistance platform under your chin. Tuck your chin to your chest and place your tongue on the roof of your mouth with your lips. Repeat for a total of five counts, pausing on the fifth count for a total of five counts.
Alternate this exercise by dropping your chin and jaw to your DIY platform with an open mouth. Repeat for a total of five counts, pausing on the fifth count for a total of five counts. Alternate between each movement for three sets.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD FACIAL EXERCISES BE DONE?
If you want to see results immediately, do your facial exercises 3-5 times a week for a total of 20 minutes each time.