Face Yoga is the new anti-aging fad, and experts claim it can drastically reduce wrinkles, and tighten your face and neck in just 5 minutes a day. Touted as a natural way to give yourself a non-surgical facelift, Face Yoga has garnered many famously beautiful followers like Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markel, and Jennifer Anniston. According to face yoga expert, Danielle Collins, facial exercises “can strengthen muscles, improve lymph flow and relax lines caused by holding tension in the face.” This means that 5 to 10 minutes of face yoga a day could reduce puffiness and wrinkles, and lift neck and face skin for a more youthful appearance. Experts like Collins swear by facial exercises in combination with facial massage to promote circulation, oxygen and cellular nourishment. Sound interesting? Check out Collins’ 4 top facial exercises + massage below, as well as our favorite Face Yoga videos to get you started.
1. The Owl: For wrinkle reduction and forehead firming
Make C shapes with your thumb and index fingers on both hands. Place them around your eyes with your index fingers just above your eyebrows. Pull down with your index fingers and raise your eyebrows. Hold for two seconds, relax and repeat again. Repeat 3 more times and hold the last one for 10 seconds.
2. Circle The Eyes: For removing toxins and increasing blood flow and eliminating bags and puffiness.
Place your middle fingers where on your inner eyebrows. Gently tap around your eyes from the top of your brow to under your eye along the top of your cheekbones. Continue to the inside corners of your eyes. Repeat the same tapping in the opposite direction. With your index finger, gently stroke just under your eyes from the bridge of your nose out a few times.
3. Swan Neck: For lifting and toning neck and firming neck and face lines.
Look straight ahead. Look to the right so that your head is even with your shoulder. Tilt your head back. Hold this position for 5-8 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat the same movements on your left side. Repeat each side 3 times.
4. The Giraffe: For releasing neck tension, and toning and lifting
Look straight ahead. Place the tips of your fingers on the top of your neck (near your chin). Lightly stroke downwards while tilting your head back. Return to starting position and repeat 2 more times. Push your lower lip out as far as possible with your fingers on your collarbone. Point your chin upwards while pointing the corners of your mouth down (in an exaggerated frown). Hold this position for 3 deep breaths.
7 Face Yoga Videos You’ll Want to Try!
Now that you know a few basic moves, you can practice these relaxing Face Yoga + Massage techniques anywhere. If you want to incorporate a Face Yoga routine that is a bit more intensive, we’ve put together 7 of our favorite videos below. Once you get the hang of these simple exercises, you can do them while you’re doing laundry or watching TV. To get the best results, Face Yoga experts recommend a combination of toning exercises to tighten the skin, with massage techniques to improve blood flow. For the best results, experts also recommend doing these exercises 6 to 7 days a week for no less than 20 minutes a day. If you’re consistent, you should see results in about a month. Don’t be afraid to switch it up until you find a routine that works for you!
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