If the idea of adding another workout to your routine made you roll your eyes, you just did your first face yoga exercise. That’s how easy and convenient these anti-ageing facial exercises are and they’ve been scientifically proven to make you look younger just by toning and relaxing your face muscles (which are stressed from all the adulting). Does this mean it’s a pain-free alternative to botox?
Yes and no, it’s not a quick fix like botox – the rejuvenating results can only be seen after regular and consistent training. The exercises target your face muscles, which then lift up the skin. Celebrity face yogi, Koko Hayashi, puts the popular Japanese practice into perspective: “You know the importance of exercising your body muscles on a regular basis and keeping good body posture, so why not care for the face?” As a CIDESCO licensed beauty therapist, her famous clientele includes Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian – you might’ve seen her teaching the eccentric family in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Follow her favourite exercises below:
Yoga is known to improve posture, so face yoga does the same, helping keep good face posture (you know, your resting face) and break bad facial habits that cause wrinkles and sagging. Hayashi says to not fear smiling and laughing, sharing how to lighten up an RBF here:
By maintaining good posture and a daily exercise routine, you’ll be able to see results in no time! Do them on-the-go or during your self-care sessions for a noticeably firmer face.
Don’t knock TikTok until you’ve tried one of their quick and easy recipes – the app, better known for bringing out the dancer in everyone, is actually a treasure trove of tips and tutorials covering a wide range of topics from taking care of your mental health to decorating your bedroom.
With users given only 60 seconds to share their recipes, the steps are explained in a straightforward manner – following the fast, no-frills style of Tasty’s famous cooking videos. You’ll find that preparing a healthy, delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.
Here are a few dishes from TikTok you can whip up at home:
@aridaylopezzOvernight oats recipe, especially for those that don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning☀️ ##recipe ##healthy ##foryou♬ original sound – aridaylopezz
Let’s start with breakfast – if you’re one to hit the snooze button (a couple of times), overnight oats are a great way to have a quick nutritious bite to eat before you’re out the door. You can also grab it and go by putting it together in a reusable jar. Try this recipe with Granos – they make customizable granola for you to enjoy your favorite flavors.
@alwaysmelissFave breakfast! Protein pancakes. ##WhatsYourStuf ##fyp ##foryou ##food♬ original sound – alwaysmeliss
Instead of having a protein shake after your morning workout, sprinkle protein powder into your pancakes for a more fulfilling meal. Pancakes always hit the spot and make for a sweet reward after an intense sweat sesh! If you’re interested in plant-based protein, Heal Nutrition offers both dairy and vegan protein powders with real ingredients to give it a great taste.
@monavandThis is salad is so dank and great for the summer!! ##healthyrecipes ##skincare ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner♬ I Wanna Know You – BLVKSHP
Salads are the easiest to prepare for lunch – you’ve just got to toss in the ingredients and do the infamous Kardashian salad shake to evenly distribute. These refreshing fruits and vegetables can help keep your skin hydrated while working in an air-conditioned office.
@lizmoodyBet you have everything you need in your pantry right now ##mealprep ##healthyrecipe ##strengthtraining ##vegan ##healthyfood ##MoodBoost ##happyathome♬ original sound – lizmoody
If you’re still stuck on having a plate of mee goreng for lunch, we’ve found this healthier version that only takes five minutes!
@iamtabithabrownSpinach tortilla Gluten free quesadilla! ##tabithabrown ##vegan♬ original sound – iamtabithabrown
Vegans can still enjoy the goodness of a quesadillas with this gluten-free recipe. Even if you’re not vegan, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings with this fast meal.
@hanahanayangFollow me on Instagram 🙁 love you guys♬ original sound – hanahanayang
Unwind after a long day with a hearty bowl of broccoli cheddar soup. It’ll have you feeling all warm and cozy – ready to curl up in bed and sleep without a worry.
@kylienhhere’s a small recipe for my fav dessert! ##foryoupage ##foryou ##fyp ##recipe ##aestheticfood ##healthy ##diet ##weightloss ##quickrecipes ##healthyfood♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
No, we didn’t forget the snacks – how could we? These banana bites are a guilt-free alternative to ice cream. Yum!
Whether you’re tight for time or just think cooking’s a chore, these TikToks can provide you with a shortcut to eat healthy and save on delivery. We hope you enjoy your meal!
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