Although face yoga is known as the non-invasive alternative to injectables and surgery, how exactly does it help banish fine lines and wrinkles, and firm sagging skin?
Face yoga works the hypodermis (lower layer of the skin), dermis (middle layer of the skin), and epidermis (upper layer of the skin).
The techniques used during a face yoga are designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, giving you smoother, supple, and younger-looking skin. These techniques involve gentle acupressure, a classic technique that increases the energy on the face.
When these techniques are done correctly, face yoga helps increase blood circulation, allowing more nourishment and oxygen to reach the cells of the skin.
Everyone has a different face structure, so results may vary from person to person.
However, here are 3 facial exercises that’ll keep your face smooth, firm, and youthful. We recommend doing these for 20 minutes, 6 times a week, for better results.
To reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Step 1: Put both middle fingers together between your eyebrows
Step 2: Apply pressure to the outer corners of eyes with your index fingers
Step 3: Look up and move your lower eyelids upwards
Step 4: Relax and repeat six more times. To finish, squeeze your eyes shut for 10 seconds then relax.
To reduce lines around the mouth, and to lift and firm the cheeks and jaw
Step 1: Hide your teeth with your lips and make an ”O’’ with your mouth
Step 2: Smile as widely as you can, whilst still hiding your teeth
Step 3: Repeat six times.
Step 4: Hold the smile shape and place one index finger on your chin
Step 5: Move your jaw up and down as you tilt your head back. Relax and repeat two more times.
To tone and lift the neck
Step 1: Tilt your head back and place your fingertips on the neck.
Step 2: Pull the skin down and bring your head back down. Repeat this step twice.
Step 3: Place your fingers on the collarbone and point your chin upwards.
Step 4: Pull the corners of your mouth down. Hold for four deep breaths.
Apart from doing these facial exercises, it’s also best to incorporate a regular skin and facial treatment for best results.
Find out what your skin needs, and know more about our highly recommended anti-ageing facial treatments. Book a consultation with us by calling 04 451 5554.