Article Type: Online
Publication: Women's Health
Face Yoga: Does This Natural Anti-Ageing Technique Actually Work?
WH sorts the science from the speculation
BY PERDITA NOURIL
Cardio, resistance and stretches: the three ingredients for a younger-looking, more toned body.
And now apparently, you should be adopting the same moves for your face, if you're to go by the sheer volume of so-called face-gyms, face yoga, face Pilates that have sprung up in the UK.
But is this pummelling actually any good for your skin?......
How often should you do face yoga?
'For long term results, it is advised to stick to a daily facial yoga regime, spending 15-30 minutes a day to practice the technique in a quiet space,' believes Dr Rita Rakus.
What's the verdict on facial massage?
So yay or nay to facial 'workouts'? Well, before 2018 there were few studies to support stretching the skin. However, new research reveals that a daily facial exercise routine, or face yoga if you will, can reduce signs of ageing. But there is a caveat: a facial quickie this is not. To replicate the study results you need to massage your face for 30-minutes, including around 32-exercises.
Dr Rita Rakus agrees adding ' For long term results, it is advised to stick to a daily facial yoga regime, spending 15-30 minutes a day to practice the technique in a quiet space.
If you have the time – and arm strength – use it infrequently before a big event to make the most of the immediate and visible lifting effect – just don't make facial massage your number one anti-ageing tool.