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.

 

During the lockdown, social media became one of the only ways we could connect with each other. By sharing our experiences, we all became inspired to make the most of our time from the bread baking frenzy and TikTok takeover to “Hey MTV, welcome to my workout routine!”.

We loved that – the cyber community spirit brought us closer than ever, allowing people from all over the world to help one another become their best selves. While we showed support from behind our screens, we, too, put in the work and it became so routine that we still try to follow it until today.

Have a go at these workouts we’ve saved on Instagram:

 

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A crowd pleaser for targeting our favorite parts – this signature Sculpt Club workout will leave you feeling the burn (that means it’s working, woo hoo!). All you need is a mat, a pair of weights and if you don’t have a slider – replace it with a towel. Get sculpting!

 

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Now that you can enjoy the physical support from a workout buddy, take a jab at this superset – a fitness challenge by PWRHOUSE. Let’s see how many sets you can motivate each other to do.

 

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No equipment is needed for this complete home workout. Just grab a chair, lay out your mat and getting going with Karen Kho’s simple but effective routine for beginners.

 

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If where you live has a gym – make the most of it! Brand New Waves Running Club shares how they do strength work, a technique you can master if you’re up for the challenge.

 

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Stretch it out and release your stress and anxiety with this home flow by Omology Yoga founder, Kylie Denis. With how fast everything has been moving, sometimes we just need to slow down and find our ground.

If you enjoyed any of these workouts, make sure to show them your support by signing up for their classes and joining their clubs. Let’s keep the fitness community alive and well running!