Have you ever heard about 'Yotox'? It’s a new type of yoga that works on the skin of your face, rejuvenating it as Botox would do, but without the needles. It’s the best and healthiest anti-aging treatment, and you can even do it at home!
Why has Yotox become so popular? Facial yoga is widely loved and used by many celebrities, such as Meghan Markle, Miranda Kerr, and Jennifer Aniston. The reasons for its success are several: it’s not only a natural alternative to cosmetic medicine, but it’s also free and shows results in less than two weeks after starting your exercises!
Learn these 8 basic Exercises
Let’s start with a warm-up: begin making small concentric circles with your fingers on your scalp, as if you were washing your hair. Try circles of different sizes, gently massaging the roots of your hair and applying slight pressure. These movements activate the blood circulation in the area and help to release tension.
2. Get your ears moving!
For the next step, move towards your ears. Lightly grab your earlobes between your thumb and index fingers. Then, lift both of them while applying slight pressures on the area at the tip of your ears.
3. Involve your neck
You can also exercise the muscles in your neck. Most people choose to do this to fight against flabbiness, the weak skin on your neck. The movement focuses on the platysma, the largest muscle in the neck: placing both your closed fists under your chin, try to open your mouth by using your knuckles. Repeat this 30 times.
4. Pucker up!
To prevent double chin and excess fat in your jaw, pucker your lips to one side of your face. This will stretch your cheek. Then, tilt your head to that side until you feel your neck stretching as well. After holding this position for 3 seconds, repeat it once again with that side and two more times with the other one.
5. Prepare to get cheeky!
You can also achieve plumper, more youthful-looking cheeks with facial yoga. To help stretch your neck and define the facial oval, lift your cheekbones and make a crooked smile. Repeat 15 times on each side of your face. Another way is to send kisses or blow upwards 30 times with your chin up.
6. Iron the muscles around your mouth
Facial yoga works to tighten the muscles around the mouth, which in turn helps fight the wrinkles around the mouth. As an exercise of this kind, you can begin by inflating your cheeks, achieving a balloon fish effect. This is also useful to relax your cheeks from the inside.
7. Forehead exercise
If you want to smoothen forehead expression lines, there’s a Yotox exercise for that as well! Firstly, place your fingertips in the center of your forehead. Then, in a horizontal movement, push your fingers gently upwards while looking down.
Once you reach your eyes, you can relax the eye contour. For this task, the telescope exercise is especially useful. With your hands and fingers, form two cylinders, like a telescope. Place your fingers like imaginary glasses around your eyes and try opening your eyelids. Repeat these movements 30 times.
It takes a lot of perseverance to incorporate these facial yoga exercises into our daily beauty routine, but it’s worth it! With them, you can exercise every single muscle on your face and even some on your neck, which will dramatically improve your appearance. It’s like exercising your abs or biceps, only easier!