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Face yoga; a natural way to look younger and healthier

Combined with radiofrequency treatments for instant and lasting results


By Josh Sim, Aesthetic and Better Aging Specialist

11/04/2023



If you’re looking for a natural way to look younger and healthier, face yoga may be the answer. Face yoga is an ancient practice that has become increasingly popular in recent years as people are seeking out more holistic, as well as cheaper methods of skincare.


Face yoga involves a series of facial exercises designed to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and elasticity, boost circulation and help with lymphatic drainage. It works by increasing muscle strength in the face which helps keep your skin firm while also improving its texture over time. The best part about this form of exercise is that anyone can do it from home, and no equipment or special training is required!


When doing face yoga at home, start by cleansing your skin so that you don’t spread dirt across your face or push it into your open pores during the exercises. Once you begin, make sure you only use gentle pressure when performing each movement. This is because too much force could cause damage to the skin, or place strain on delicate areas like around the eyes or mouth. It’s especially important to be extra careful in these areas as they are where wrinkles tend to form first as the skin is thin, and lacks the level of collagen and elastin in the rest of your face - especially as we age.


When it comes to massaging the forehead and cheeks, I recommend using light circular motions as this will help stimulate blood flow which not only gives the face a youthful glow, but can help brighten the skin by helping with cell turnover, as well as making it appear more plump and youthful.


I also recommend trying some stretching movements, such as opening up the jaw wide and then slowly closing back down again (like yawning, but more controlled). This will target deeper layers beneath the skin's surface, helping to improve definition in the neckline and jaw, helping to reduce the look of jowls, tighten skin, and give an overall more youthful look all around!


To ensure you get the most out of face yoga, remember to take allow yourself rest periods after each session before starting another one, otherwise, you risk damaging the tissues of the skin and causing irreparable damage - I recommend starting with 2 10-minute sessions a week before building yourself up to more frequent, or longer sessions. You should also always finish off your routine by moisturising to protect against dehydration as the repetitive motions can strip your skin of essential oils.


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