Face exercises- Your guide to healthy skin!


Face yoga, or facial exercise, is one of the non invasive ways to improve ones appearance and wellness. These are a potential natural alternative to Botox, fillers, skincare products, and other cosmetic treatments.  

Skin aging is influenced by exogenous and endogenous factors. Genetics, hormones, cellular and metabolic processes constitute internal factors whereas chronic light exposure, radiation, toxins, chemicals, pollution constitute external factors.

3 primary structural components of the dermis are collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans (GAG) are reduced in aging skin. Anti ageing therapies target these components.

What is face yoga?

Face yoga combines facial exercises and facial massage techniques that target your facial muscles, skin, and lymphatic system.

By strengthening specific facial muscles, you can sculpt your jawline, decrease face puffiness, and improve overall skin tightness. Also by massaging your face, you may improve your skin’s blood circulation. This helps to promote collagen.

Benefits of the face yoga method-

Although the exact efficacy is unknown, it is a well established fact that muscle activity promotes collagen and elastin production. By improving underlying muscle growth, exercises help in improving the facial appearance.

The following effects can be seen-

  • Improvement in cheek fullness
  • Improved the volume of upper lip, cheeks, and jawline
  • Decreasing the appearance of wrinkles
  • Toning your face
  • Improving facial aging

Bio molecular effects-

  • improves antioxidant status by modulating expression of glutathione peroxidase, catalase, etc
  • causes better stress response
  • promotes better immune functioning
  • reduces expression of inflammatory markers

Other effects-

How to do face yoga exercises

While performing exercises, keep the rest of your face, neck, and shoulders relaxed. Keep your focus on breathing.  

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5 easy face yoga exercises

1. Forehead 

This exercise is for horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. 

  • Place your fingers above the eyebrows. 
  • Raise your eyebrows  while pressing gently downward with your fingers to block the movement. 
  • Hold this position for 6 seconds.
  •  Repeat 5–10 times.

2. Upper lip 

This exercise Is for vertical wrinkles above the upper lip

  • Place your thumbs under your upper lip. 
  • Push your lip forward with your thumbs while trying to push against your thumbs with your upper lip. 
  • Hold this position for 6 seconds.
  •  Repeat 5–10 times. 

3. Jawline

This exercise is for a sagging jawline.

  • Place your fist under your chin. 
  • Press upward with your fist while trying to open your jaw.
  • Hold this position for 6 seconds.
  • Repeat 5–10 times.

4. Midface

This exercise may help with nasolabial folds

  • Open your mouth and purse your lips slightly. 
  • Put your index fingers against the corners of your mouth. 
  • Try to protrude your lips while pulling the corners of your mouth outward with your index fingers. 
  • Hold this position for 6 seconds.
  • Repeat 5–10 times.

5. Lips

  • Bring your lower lip forward to touch the upper lip
  • Then turn both your upper and lower lips inward and press them like you are trying to hold something with your lips. 
  • Hold this position for 6 seconds.
  •  Repeat 5–10 times. 

The final verdict-

While these exercises probably won’t replace a face lift, but they may help with overall face muscle tone.

Also read- https://vcurehealthcare.com/preventing-the-hazards-of-traumatic-head-injuries/

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