Best Facial Yoga Poses For An Instant Facelift
To get rid of wrinkles and prevent anti-aging, there are a lot of choices starting with all sorts of moisturizers and beauty remedies to surgical interventions. But, last option is the most effective and most expensive.
Although, combining natural face mask, preferably the ones with Botox effect, with a series of facial yoga exercises, you can actually get the effect of surgical interventions.
Facial yoga is a series of exercises that promise to do for your face the same thing yoga does for your body: relax and tone the muscles. This way you’ll prevent wrinkles and sagging skin, keeping aging at a great distance.
1. X And O Exercise
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This exercise greatly helps in strengthening your cheek and jaw muscles. These two words will induce a lot of movement and hence burns fat in this region. To begin with, keep your head stiff and relax your face. Utter the letters X and O in such a way that your jaws, cheek and lips show movement. Repeat the same for ten times and then ease.
2. Cheek Lift
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This exercise works on the upper portion of the cheeks, which will give a leaner look to your face. Practice this regularly to give your cheek muscles a good exercise. This will also help strengthen your cheekbones. To begin with, close your lips smoothly. Try to pull your cheeks towards your eyes. That is, raise the corners of your lips by smiling widely. Hold for about 10 seconds. Smiling is an excellent way to exercise your cheek muscles. The best thing about smiling is that it also elevates your mood.
3. Fish Lips
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This exercise is good for the cheeks and jaws too. It also gives your lips a great shape. To begin with, softly close your lips. Draw your cheeks inwards as much as possible, which gives a ‘fish face’ look and hence the name of the exercise. Try smiling while holding this posture. Hold for about 15 seconds. Relax and repeat the exercise for five times.
4. Puffy Cheeks
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This exercise works on the upper as well as the middle portion of your cheeks. The exercise will help in improving the strength of your jaws, lips, tongue and cheeks. Make sure that you don’t do this exercise repeatedly, as it can cause soreness. To begin with, close the lips firmly. Suck air through mouth and then puff up your cheeks. Try to hold the air for about 5 seconds in your right cheek and then exhale. Switch and hold the air in your left cheek. Repeat the same for 10 times and then get back to the original posture.
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Smiling will exercise your facial muscles, which helps in losing those chubby cheeks. Smile and hold for about 10 seconds. Repeat this action for at least 10 times. Try to smile more often in life, as it costs nothing. Smile will not only help you lose fat from your face, but it will also make you feel positive all through the day. A smile can earn you many friends as well.
6. Puppet Face
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This exercise works on your entire face. It will strengthen your cheek muscles, so that they do not become loose. Most people go for injection to get this kind of look, which is not advisable. To begin with, place the tip of your fingers where your cheeks crinkle on your face when you smile. Push your cheeks up at this point and hold the smile. Stay in this posture for thirty seconds and then return back to your original pose.
7. Facial Stretch
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After performing all your facial exercises, your cheek muscles may feel exhausted. This exercise is mainly done for relaxing your muscles and to overcome soreness. To begin with, sit or stand in a comfortable position. Relax your shoulders and open your mouth and eyes as much as possible. This will stretch your cheeks. Be in the position for twenty seconds and then come back to the original posture.
8. Facial Massage
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After completing the above facial exercises, rub your fingers gently over your jaw and cheeks in a circular movement. This will help overcome the soreness caused by performing facial exercises. In addition, it also improves blood circulation. To begin with, place the tip of your fingers on cheeks. Gently rub your cheeks and move down till your jawline in a circular manner. This also helps in softening your skin and the entire face will be relaxed.
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