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Face Yoga: The Who, The What, The Why
Thu, 6 September 2012 9:13AM
Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining Sonia and David on Mornings. We chatted (read: laughed) about facial yoga, tried some moves and discussed what it’s all about. In between giggles, we got to the crux of this emerging beauty trend and discovered that there’s method to the madness.
Here’s the video (with terrible subtitles unfortunately)…
With celebrity advocates like Jen Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow, face yoga is fast building popularity. Essentially, it’s a series of facial exercises that you do in order to tone, brighten and lift your face and facial muscles. It’s like a workout for your lips, eyes, brow and cheeks.
So why do face yoga? Followers believe that by increasing circulation and strengthening the muscles in your face, you’re warding off wrinkles and slowing the ageing process. It does make sense, you work on lifting and toning your bum, thighs, arms and stomach, so why not your face? In addition, it’s an all-natural alternative to anti-ageing, saving you the pain of Botox or going under the knife.
Anther benefit of face yoga is that there’s no specific routine. You simply repeat a few of your favourite ‘poses’ for around 10 minutes a day until you start seeing results. But hey, while I’m all for healthy, holistic living don’t chuck out your skincare just yet; use it in conjunction with face yoga, sun protection and a healthy lifestyle and all of these elements will help slow that ever-ticking clock. Nothing on its own will. Well, noting natural anyway.
Tell me Primpers…
What do you think of face yoga?
Have you tried it?
Posted by: Yasemin Trollope