Facial yoga: what exercises relax facial features?

Anti Aging Facial Exercises

Facial yoga is a natural anti-wrinkle method. In just a few minutes a day, you slow down skin aging and maintain beautiful skin that ages well. All the gestures to get down to facial yoga without further ado.

Facial gymnastics is very likely to find a young face and relaxed. This method can be done very well at home, thanks to the books and videos available on YouTube with or without an accessory. Advice, gestures, exercises … Here is everything you need to know about this yoga-like no other.

What is facial yoga?

Facial yoga is a natural and holistic method combining self-massage and facial exercises aimed at maintaining skin youth. To age well, as for the rest of the body, the face needs its muscles to be held to preserve firmness, tone, tone, flexibility … The exercises chosen in facial yoga stimulate the muscles about firmness and density. Skin and energy points promoting relaxation and well-being for a rested and relaxed face.

Is Facial Yoga Effective?

A few minutes a day is enough to get results. On her site, Sylvie Lefranc, an expert in the field, explains that “the work of strengthening facial muscles has rapid, visible and lasting effects . ” The oval of the face is redrawn, the hollow areas regain a little volume, the tissues engorged (bags under the eyes) are refined, all in an ultra-natural way. Cell renewal is restarted.

But be careful; facial yoga is a gentle, non-invasive method. Very useful in prevention and maintenance, treatment, or correction, it does not work miracles. Healthy glow and boost, yes. But facial yoga will never give you the same results as a facelift or injections.

Finally, for maximum efficiency, consider adopting a healthy lifestyle (quality sleep, less alcohol, tobacco, excess, regular sport) and an adapted care routine with non-aggressive cosmetics.

Facial yoga exercise to remove frown lines

The small muscles located in the inter-browbone area (between the two eyebrows ) create when they are over-used and, over time, the famous frown line. To relax this area and reduce frown lines, here are the facial yoga gestures to perform:

  1. Place both of your thumbs over the area.
  2. Make 3 circles clockwise, 3 circles counterclockwise.
  3. Return to the center with your thumbs.
  4. Finish by making three pressures, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.

You can use a serum, an oil, an anti-wrinkle cream on this area at the time of the massage.

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Facial yoga exercise to reduce double chin

With age, the tissues sag, favoring the appearance of a double chin. But the passing of time is not the only one responsible. The position adopted, chin tucked into the neck when you are on your phone, is also terrible for the double chin. To find a more toned head posture, perform this exercise  :

  1. Sitting with your back straight, drop your head forward, exhale through your mouth.
  2. Inhaling, tilt your head back.
  3. Once the lead is back, lift the chin, place the lower lip on the upper lip.
  4. Close your eyes and hold the position for 7 seconds. Feel how the neck is mobilized.
  5. Slowly release and breathe out.
  6. Perform this back and forth several times without exaggerating the break.

The shoulders should be kept low.

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Facial yoga exercise to lift and firm the cheekbones

To have strong cheekbones, it is essential to strengthening the zygomatic muscles.

  1. Inflate your cheeks and close your mouth with one hand, explains Sylvie Lefranc on her Youtube channel.
  2. With the other hand, pat each cheek, one at a time.
  3. Finish by making a few small pinches on the cheeks.

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Facial yoga exercise to reduce nasolabial fold lines

These wrinkles, which start from the wings of the nose to the corners of the lips, get longer and deeper over time. Work on the cheeks reduces them.

  1. Close your mouth by pursing your lips.
  2. Inflate the left cheek with air, then send the air to the right, up the upper lip, and then into the lower lip while keeping the mouth closed.
  3. Blow out, letting the air come out gently through your mouth like when you blow out your birthday candles.

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Facial yoga exercise to tone the eye area

Facial yoga is an excellent ally to lift the gaze. As prevention, perform this exercise once or twice a week. In correction, instead 1 to 2 times a day. You will see your eyelids tone and densify. 

1. Place each index finger on the eyelids and inhale.

2. On the exhale, try to open your eyes.

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