You may be searching for a way to tighten and tone your skin without having to undergo a facelift. ‘Is there such a thing?' I hear you ask. Well actually, yes there is. Introducing face yoga.
Much like yoga, face yoga involves exercises that stimulate the muscles and skin. It was created to soften and relax your face muscles to help reduce tension and stress, and is also a natural alternative to surgery as it can help to smooth lines and wrinkles. There are a variety of techniques to target your face, neck and shoulders depending on which area you’d like to see change. Massage is a large part of face yoga too, as it helps to boost circulation and release tension.
You have to be committed to a daily routine to see results; changes won’t happen overnight. However if you do keep it up, your face will be toned in no time! Facial ageing is partly due to muscle loss, therefore practising face yoga regularly may help strengthen those muscles, making the face look firmer and appear younger.
Some exercises for you to try:
Trust what works best for you and only do exercises that are comfortable. You should not feel any pain or discomfort when carrying out face yoga.
Before starting your exercises, ensure that your hands and face are clean. We recommend that you put some face oil on your fingertips so that you can massage your face with ease. Why not try this botanical face oil by Vetitvert & Co?
This exercise is perfect to help alleviate any tension in the neck area, and can also help correct any sagging around the jaw.
1 - Start by tilting your head back slightly.
2 - Place your fingers at the top of your neck.
3 - Lightly move your fingers down your neck towards your collarbone. Massage your collarbone gently.
4 - Repeat for 30 seconds
Tapping helps to promote relaxation, release tension and boost circulation.
1 - Starting at your forehead, use your fingertips to gently tap the skin. Repeat this motion all over the face, towards your jaw.
2 - Continue to tap the neck and shoulders, moving along the back of your neck back towards your head.
3 - Repeat a few times
Sources: Healthline, Good housekeeping.