The benefits of facial yoga and massage are new, but have become extremely popular over the years. The key to younger skin – it’s all in your fingertips.
So how does it work? By increasing blood flow you plump, tone and brighten the skin all with a relaxing technique.
“Face Yoga is a natural way of looking and feeling younger and healthier with an added sense of relaxation and wellbeing. It is a combination of face exercises, face massage, face acupressure and face relaxation. It also focuses onwellbeing techniques for the mind, body and soul. It is a natural face lift,” says Danielle.
“The benefits of regularly practicing Face Yoga are anti-ageing, reducing lines and wrinkles, lifting and firming, improving skin tone, reducing headaches and eye strain, relaxing tension, giving an energetic appearance to the face and a healthy glow. Face Yoga also gives a holistic feeling of wellbeing which can benefit the mind and body.”
Danielle shares her top facial exercises with us, which are easy enough to do anywhere, anytime:
1. The ‘V’: to reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes and to make the eyes more open and energized.
Put both your middle fingers together between your eyebrows then apply pressure to the outer corners of your eyes with your index fingers. Look up and start to move the lower eyelids upwards, making a strong squint. Then relax and repeat 6 more times. To finish squeeze your eyes shut for 10 seconds then relax.
2. Smile Smoother: to reduce lines around the mouth and to lift and firm the cheeks and jaw.
Hide your teeth with your lips and make an ‘O’ shape with the mouth. Then, smile as wide as you can and keep hiding the teeth. Repeat 6 times. Next, hold the smile shape and place one index finger on the chin. Then start to move your jaw up and down as you tilt your head back. Relax and repeat twice more.
3. Giraffe: to tone and lift the neck area.
Looking straight ahead place your fingertips on the top of your neck and lightly stroke the skin down as you tilt your head back. Bring your head back down and repeat twice more. Then jut your lower lip out as far as possible, place your fingers on your collarbone and point.
4. The Owl: to firm the forehead
Make a big C shape with your thumb and index fingers. Place your index finger just above and parallel to your eyebrows and your thumbs on your cheeks. Start to pull down with the index fingers while trying to raise your eyebrows and making the eyes wide. Hold for two seconds, relax and repeat again. Now do three more times. Then hold this position for ten seconds.
5. Forehead Tightener: This exercise reduces lines between the eyebrows, alleviates tension and tightens and firms the forehead.
Place your index fingers on the outer edges of your eyebrow. Open your eyes wide and pull your eyebrows away from each other, creating tension between the two. Hold for ten seconds and repeat twice more.
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