Recently, Facial Yoga has become a popular trend among exercise gurus everywhere. If you’ve skimmed through our blog section, you should definitely be familiar with Facial Fitness. It’s also possible then that you are familiar with Facial Yoga expert, Danielle Collins. If not, it’s worth your while to read the story we did on how she developed from a sickly, insecure person into a leading figure, globally, in the field of fitness.
Danielle, as you can probably guess, is keenly aware of the importance of keeping our faces on par with the rest of our bodies, at least for those of us with any interest in maintaining a fit persona.
In her own words:
“Face Yoga is a wonderful, natural way of feeling younger and healthier. It’s a combination of face exercises that lift and tone the skin. And it’s a combination of massage, acupressure, and relaxation, which are all wonderful for improving collagen and elastin, which help give the skin a really lovely glow.”
Not to minimize Danielle’s efforts to educate the public–she’s done her fair share of it–but, really, it’s common sense. Exercising our bodies is an important part of staying healthy. Why wouldn’t the same be true for the part of ourselves that’s likely the first thing noticed by others? Shouldn’t we take time to make sure that that part of us looks as good as possible?
With that, in October 2016, Marie Claire published an online article highlighting Facial Yoga, titled Facial exercises: Face yoga is here and THIS is what you need to know,
sharing with us five Anti-Aging Face Yoga exercises straight from the Danielle Collins’ Face Yoga method, straight from the mouth of Danielle herself.
According to Marie Claire, and Danielle, consistently exercising of the face works the hypodermis, dermis, and the epidermis of the skin. This increases blood circulation, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen that reaches the skin, which ultimately results in healthier-looking skin capable of absorbing a lot more moisture. Facial exercise also stimulates collagen and elastin, allowing for tighter, more elastic skin.
In aggregate, you can count on the different exercises combating these aging symptoms: Drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, eye bags and puffiness, cheeklines and sagging skin, horizontal forehead lines, deep eye hollows and drooping eyebrows, neck lift and jowl lifts.
Sound good? Assuming you’re an aging person, I assume the answer is yes.
One of the beneficial Facial Yoga exercises with an amusing name that Danielle shares in the article, is called the “Giraffe.” You look upward and stroke your neck muscles in addition to moving the jawline at the same time. The effect reduces lines and sagging skin around the jaw and neck area.
In that regard, it operates in the same way as the Facial Flex, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin in the same area. One thing that you’ll usually hear from a trainer when you’re at the gym is that it’s important to change up your routine to sustain visible results. You don’t want your body getting too used to any one thing. Here’s the perfect opportunity to change up.
Danielle recommends facial exercise be performed 20 minutes at a time, six days a week, if you really want to start seeing improvement. Facial yoga and facial exercises can be incredibly beneficial. Facial resistance training, on the other hand, can accelerate results and can really bring your facial regimen to the next level. For that reason, if you are using Facial Flex for your facial exercises, we recommend 4 minutes a day, for 8 weeks to start seeing visual results.