Face yoga has become the go-to for celebrities, from Gwenyth Paltrow to Megan Markle, looking for a natural way to reduce wrinkles. Face yoga uses similar principles to classic yoga. Face yoga strengthens and tones the skin, muscles, and connective tissues in your face through a series of stretches and exercises.
Discover these simple face yoga exercises that you can perform as part of a holistic skincare routine to achieve a youthful complexion.
1. The Brow Smoother
Ideal for minimizing horizontal forehead lines, begin by placing all the fingers on both your hands facing inward on your forehead so the fingertips touch. Gently sweep your fingers from the center of your forehead to the temples. Repeat five times.
2. The Giraffe
Your neck is an often overlooked part of your skincare routine. This neck elongating exercise helps to reduce the appearance of sagging neck skin and tightens your jowls.
Look straight ahead, then tilt your chin slightly out and upward. Lightly run your fingertips from the bottom of the chin to your collarbones. Then bring your head back down to your chest. Repeat five times, then finish by pulling the corners of your mouth down into a frown, looking at the ceiling, and pressing your fingertip against your collarbone. Hold this position for five breaths.
3. The V
If you have crow’s feet or wake up with puffy eyes, the V can help smooth the skin around your eyes and promote lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness and eye bags.
Take the middle finger of both your hands and place them at the inner corners of your eyes. Then place the index fingers on the outer corners of your eyes. Look at the ceiling, and close your lower eyelids into a tight squint. Hold for three seconds, then relax. Repeat five times and finish by squeezing your eyes tightly shut for 10 seconds.
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To avoid overstretching your skin and causing fine lines or micro-tears, always perform face yoga using a high-quality hydrating face serum like FaceDoctor Ultra Firming. The nourishing formula contains jojoba and argan oil to lubricate your skin and allow your fingers to glide smoothly. It also contains hyaluronic acid for deep hydration.
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