What’s Face Yoga And Why Is It Important?

Yoga is undoubtedly a boon to both mental and physical health, and it offers a wealth of benefits. In yoga, there are endless asanas to increase flexibility and improve health from head to toe. But, what about your face? What can you do to improve your facial health? Today, Face Yoga is a legit form of skincare and it has exploded during the lockdown. Find out what face yoga is, how it works, and what you can do with it.

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What Is Face Yoga?

Like the rest of our body, our face and neck are also made up of muscles, 57 in fact, and need to be physically active to remain strong and firm. Face Yoga uses hand movements to strengthen the muscles in the face. The technique requires little effort and provides maximum benefit. Face Yoga targets both aesthetics and health, improves muscle strength, skin tone, increases blood flow, collagen, elastin, and boosts the lymphatic drainage system, states Aditi Shorewal, founder of Lilaa Organic Skincare. As if that weren’t impressive enough, face yoga can also improve the appearance of your face by giving it a firmer and more youthful appearance since it involves sculpting and defining the face.

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What Are The Benefits?

Shorewal says face yoga can rejuvenate skin in only a few days when combined with high-performance skincare products. The face yoga technique is quick, easy, and effective for lifting, sculpting, and brightening the skin. In addition to being my go-to self-care practice, it has also helped me to relax on a daily basis. The treatment has improved my overall health and wellbeing, including my skin confidence and mental health,” she says. Sagging occurs when the skin observes a deficiency of collagen (which is responsible for a firmer look) as you age. Fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and loose skin are all the by-products of this process. However, many people are always looking for ways to tackle skin concerns that are natural and chemical-free. Face yoga is one of those solutions. What can be safer than your hands without using any products?


What Difference Can You Expect?

My face and neck muscles have been toned as a result of regular practice, giving me a natural, non-surgical facelift. Within the first few weeks, I noticed a considerable reduction in fine lines and double chins. Also, I noticed a noticeable improvement in my complexion, it became clearer and brighter. It’s no surprise that face yoga assists the body with detoxification by improving circulation, lymph flow, and removing toxins,” explains Shorewal. “I do five minutes of Face Yoga in the morning to energize my skin and then before I go to sleep. “It lowers my stress levels and helps me get a good night’s sleep, which is so beneficial for glowing skin,” she says, explaining her face yoga routine.

 The Moves That You Should Try ASAP

Shorewal says Face Yoga works the hypodermis, the lower layer of the skin (the muscles and the fat), the dermis, the middle layer (the connective tissue), and the epidermis, the top layer (the cells). We can easily execute three moves she shares with us.

  1. We will start with the forehead, focusing on horizontal lines and wrinkles. Put your fingers in the center of your forehead and sweep outwards in horizontal lines. This relaxes the frontalis muscle and releases tension that can lead to deep set expression lines if not relaxed.
  2. Next, focus on reducing puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and boosting circulation around the eyes. Stroke your index fingers just under your eyes from the nose outward. Repeat it four times. Your skin should never be dragged. Muscles in the orbicularis oculi are relaxed by this movement.
  3. Next, we’ll focus on the cheeks, addressing sagging, loss of volume, dull skin, and nasal labial folds. Your lips should be closed as if your mouth were full of water. Puff out your cheeks as if your mouth is full of water. Take deep breaths in and out of your nose. Take deep breaths in and out of your cheeks. The process can last up to 30 seconds and if comfortable, can be extended for up to a minute. Exercises the buccinator muscle.

So, what are you waiting for? Get going, now!