The Truth About Facial Yoga
“Self-care” is a prevalent term in today’s culture, and it’s easy to see why. As we advance in technology, many brands and lifestyles are being emphasized not only in beauty but in maintaining one’s overall health as well.
Promoting a beautiful appearance has always been big, but more and more people are beginning to understand how health plays a major part in achieving physical beauty and mental wellbeing. For example, hydrating skincare products don’t just make your face glow, they nourish and protect your skin. In the same way, regular trips to the dentist are good for both your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
Overall, the beauty industry is quickly beginning to realize the importance of combining a healthy mind with a healthy body to achieve your best physical appearance. We all know the value of clear skin and shining teeth. But now there is a new way to help achieve your ideal appearance: facial yoga!
What IS Facial Yoga?
These days, there are so many different types of yoga offered found at the gym: vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, restorative yoga, the list goes on and on. But what is facial yoga?
Facial yoga is fairly straightforward: the goal is to exercise the muscles in the face the same way you would the rest of the muscles in your body. The purpose of facial yoga, however, is to ultimately reduce wrinkles and prevent ageing.
According to the experts, there are about 57 muscles in total that work together to hold up and shape the face, scalp, and neck. By tensing and then relaxing the muscles in these areas, you may start to see results when it comes to any fine lines on your face slowly fading away.
Does it Really Work?
While results in case studies have been optimistic, this is no quick fix. Those who took part in a facial yoga study didn’t see any real results until about eight to twelve weeks in, after practising the exercises for 30 minutes daily.
While many were concerned these exercises could result in MORE wrinkles and lines, this never actually occurred. The most notable difference in nearly all participants were fuller cheeks. As with exercising any other muscle, fuller cheeks adds definition that, in turn, tightens the skin and gives the face a more youthful appearance.
In addition to this, facial yoga helps to stimulate circulation that in turn results in brighter skin. This “glow” can begin to show in just a few weeks.
Keep in mind that like skin type, everyone’s face is built differently. It can entirely depend on your genetic makeup how long (or how quickly!) results can begin to take shape.
As beauty and cosmetic technology continues to develop, more and more anti-ageing products are hitting the market. However, while many of these products do what they advertise, they can also be packed with parabens and other harmful chemicals that can disrupt the body in the long-term.
Alternative routes such as facial yoga offer a more holistic approach to preventing ageing skin and do not come with any of the toxic and invasive chemicals found in some substances.
By trying facial yoga as a first resort, you can yield results while missing out on the potentially harmful chemicals. You’ll also save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars many other people spend on fillers and procedures.
The catch? You must be consistent, and it will take quite some time. Patience is a virtue, but thankfully, in this case, it will be rewarded in the long-run.
By taking care of every component of your body, you will look and feel more healthy and confident than ever before. If you’re going to enhance your facial muscles, your teeth should be healthy and beautiful to match.
Facial yoga can help your smile, but we can too! Contact Dental Sanctuary today for a routine cleaning and exam to ensure that your teeth are in good health and can shine brightly along with your firmer, healthier skin.