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Facial Yoga Simplified! 5 Exercises For Your Beauty Routine

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Glowing skin can be achieved not only with a good skincare routine, but also, with a healthy balanced diet and exercise. But, did you know giving yourself a quick 5 minute facial massage can also be an absolute game changer? Facial yoga exercises help drain water retention, boost blood circulation and give you glowing skin. As you work your facial muscles you will see a lift and tone to the skin. The best part? You can give yourself a mini facial massage just about anywhere — we’re talking at home or even at your desk. Wondering how to get started? Read on as we share some easy and effective face yoga exercises and how to do them to achieve rejuvenated, glowing skin.

What Is Facial Yoga, And How Does It Work?

As we age, we lose elasticity and collagen in our skin, which causes wrinkles, fine lines and signs of ageing. Facial exercises help tighten the skin and reduce the early signs of ageing. Some face yoga exercises for glowing skin include stretches and exercises that help build and strengthen your facial muscles. Stronger muscles show lesser signs of ageing, and appear tighter on the surface. Moreover, facial yoga benefits you by re-contouring the face and reducing puffiness and dark circles.

Face Yoga For Glowing Skin: 5 Poses You Should Try

Now that we have your attention and you’re convinced to give this a shot, let’s take a look at five effective facial yoga exercises that you can include in your routine for glowing skin. Before you start, gently massage your skin with a serum, facial oil or moisturiser to keep it supple and soft.

1. Fish Pose

Suck in your cheeks and purse your lips to resemble a fish face. Now in the same pose, try to smile as hard as you can. While doing so, relax other parts of your face, like your eyes. Make sure there are no lines created around the crow’s feet region while doing this pose. Repeat it 4 times a day.

2. Face Tapping

Apply moisturiser on your face. Now, using your fingertips gently tap all over your face, starting with the forehead, and moving towards your cheeks, collarbone, nose, chin, and neck. Continue doing it for 20-30 seconds. Repeat twice a day.

3. Utter an ‘O’

For this facial yoga exercise, sit straight and relax. Widen your eyes and stretch your lips to make an ‘O’ shape. Hold this for 15-30 seconds. Repeat it 3 times. It prevents fine lines and boosts blood circulation in the skin. With better blood circulation, oxygen reaches every part of your skin, providing a glow from within.

4. Pout and smile

Most of us have been doing this facial yoga exercise, mainly pouting, for years during our photo sessions. Let’s look at how to do it correctly to achieve glowing skin. Bring your lips together and form a pout. Hold for a second and then smile wide. Now, do this exercise as fast as you can. Repeat it at least 10-20 times a day for best results.

5. Puffer Fish

Fill your mouth with air to make it appear like a filled balloon. Keep one finger on your lips to prevent air from escaping and widen your eyes. Now, try to move the air within your mouth from left to right. Hold this for a few seconds and relax. Repeat it 2-3 times.

Caution: Consult your doctor before doing these exercises if you have active acne, eczema, psoriasis or had a recent bout of facial injury or surgery.

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Face Yoga Tools Worth Trying

1. RAS Luxury Oils Jade Gua Sha

jade gua sha

RAS Luxury Oils Jade Gua Sha

Made with 100% authentic jade stone, this Gua Sha tool helps boost blood circulation and tone skin for a healthy glow. It helps reduce the signs of ageing and puffiness while contouring and lifting the skin. Perfect for deep lymphatic drainage, this Gua Sha stone helps stimulate and relax muscle tension, leaving you with glowing skin. Apply a face serum or mist on a clean face and glide the Gua Sha stone in an outward motion using light to medium pressure. Repeat each stroke for 3-5 minutes.

2. Majestique Jade Face Roller & Massager

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Majestique Jade Face Roller & Massager

Face rollers help increase collagen production, lymphatic drainage and blood circulation while infusing sufficient oxygen into the skin. Made with 100% jade stone, this jade face roller reduces dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. I use this face roller daily for a youthful glow.

3. House Of Beauty Face Lift Pro Kit (anti Ageing)

electric face massager

House Of Beauty Face Lift Pro Kit (anti Ageing)

An electric face massager, the House Of Beauty Face Lift Pro Kit is India’s first “micro-currenting” device. It delivers small electrical stimulations that help strengthen facial muscles, tone and tighten skin. Use this facial yoga tool to tone your facial features and make them look chiselled.

4. House Of Beauty 24k Face Massager

face massager

House Of Beauty 24k Face Massager

Perfect for your facial workout, this 24-karat gold massager vibrates 6000 times a minute. The gold ions present in the massager activate skin cells, increase skin elasticity and reduce the signs of ageing like wrinkles and age spots. It stimulates your facial muscles and makes them firmer and tighter. Apply a facial oil and massage gently under your eyes, on the T-zone, chin, cheeks and neck for youthful and glowing skin.

Now that you know about facial yoga and its benefits, try including face yoga in your daily beauty routine.


How Often Should You Do Facial Yoga To See Visible Results?

To see visible results, you need to do face yoga at least once a day. If not, you can also make a routine to do facial exercises at least three to five times every week for around 20 minutes.

How Long Does Face Yoga Take To Work?

If you consistently follow these exercises for glowing skin, you can see results in two to three weeks, with your skin feeling tighter and softer.

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