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.