What is Face Yoga?

Face yoga is a series of facial exercises intended to lift, tone and activate your facial muscles to achieve a more youthful look and improve your skin’s appearance. Furthermore, face yoga stimulates and improves the blood flow, which increases collagen and elastin production, resulting in tighter and plumper skin. Improving blood circulation has additional benefits such as improving concentration and combating headaches.

Studies have proven that daily exercise can reduce signs of aging. I have also realized that you are boosting energy levels and improving well-being when you prioritize yourself by looking at your face daily, reading its signals and listening to your inner voice. I consider this vital for you to not only look your best but also to be happy in life.

We all want to be happy and look energized!

These are the benefits you can achieve from performing face yoga.

  • Natural lifting effect and fewer lines on your face and neck
  • Reversal and prevention of forehead wrinkles and frown lines
  • Lifting of droopy eyelids and reversal of crow’s feet
  • Lifting and toning of sagging and deflated cheeks
  • Reversal and prevention of nasolabial and marionette lines
  • Lifting of the corners of your mouth and diminishing of upper and lower lip lines
  • Toning the neck and jawline and lifting of sagging skin around -and reversal – of the jowls
  • Relief of tension in face and building better symmetry
  • Glowing skin and a natural increase in your collagen production
  • Increased energy levels and a confidence boost
  • How long does a daily face yoga routine take?
    It takes approximately 15 minutes. a day. Perform your daily routine both morning and evening for faster results.
  • How long before I see results?
    It’s individual, so you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Some people see results after 2 weeks, while others may wait up to 2 months to see a difference. It depends very much on age, lifestyle and your commitment level.
  • Am I too old?
    It’s never too late to start exercising your face. Even if you have some more prominent lines and sagging skin, my face yoga course can still help you achieve smoother skin and tone your facial muscles to help you slow down the aging process.
  • Am I too young?
    The aging process starts in our mid-20s, and even though we don’t see signs of aging then, they are on their way. I never recommend that anyone start using face yoga before their 20s, but it’s a natural alternative to commercial products, so it will benefit you to give your face a workout before gravity begins to take its toll.
  • Will I get more wrinkles with face yoga?
    We constantly express our feelings through facial movements – but the difference is that when we intentionally tone facial muscles, we can promote the skin’s blood circulation and help tighten the area. This means that we aren’t causing any new or unwanted wrinkles since we’re controlling the movements.
  • Can I do face yoga if I have acne-prone skin?
    Yes, you can easily do the face yoga poses, because we are working on the inside muscles. However, I don’t recommend doing massages, because too much stimulation can lead to infections and breakouts.
  • Can I exercise if I’ve had Botox treatments?
    If you´ve had Botox treatments, you may not be able to exercise that specific area, but since you’ll be familiar with the exercises, you can start using them when the Botox effect ends. However, I don’t know if the exercise can potentially shorten the working time for the Botox, so I always advise consulting your clinic.

What is the best way to perform Face Yoga?

Once or twice a day
It’s ideal to practice face yoga twice a day for faster results, but if you only have time for once a day, that’s absolutely fine. Ideally, do face yoga in the morning to awaken your facial muscles and again before going to bed to release all the tension you’ve accumulated during the day and to reset your face. Remember also that paying attention to sleeping habits and facial expressions during the day is vital for you to achieve the greatest results.

Warm up that pretty face
I would normally say that each yoga pose should be done 3 times. I recommend doing 5 poses in each session, whereas the first pose is a warm-up pose to prepare your face for action. The warm-up doesn’t need to take long, but just as you would walk a little before starting to run, do the same thing here. After warming up, you are ready and able to focus on the specific muscles you want to target.

Things take time
Be patient and remember that everything new takes time to learn. Sometimes you’ll wrinkle your forehead, hold your breath or tense up while performing a pose because you’re focusing too much. It’s all good – soon you’ll be familiar with the poses, your facial expressions and muscles and will find it fascinating that YOU are now in charge of your facial moves.

Oh no!
You’ll probably look in the mirror and wonder if you’re doing the poses correctly. My best advice to you is, don’t overdo, pull, or force it. Less is more, and as long as you’re doing this consistently, you’ll eventually see results. When you buy the online 6-Week Lift & Sculpt Course, you’ll also be part of my closed Facebook group where I go live online to support you in your journey and where we all lift, motivate and share experiences, tips, before/after pictures, etc.

Isolation & Activation
The facial muscles, unlike body muscles, are small and delicate, so it can be hard in the beginning to isolate and activate one specific area. Therefore, my 6-Week Lift & Sculpt Course is divided into 6-week sessions, during which we’ll first target the forehead and eye areas, and then our cheeks, mouth, nasolabial lines and finally the neck and jawline area, so that you can target those area(s) that you need to improve after completing the course.

It’s important to follow a structured program if you want to achieve lasting results. Performing poses randomly will never have the same effect as following the right sequence of exercises. Consider me your personal face trainer. I have gathered the best of both worlds (cosmetology and face yoga) in my online 6-Week Lift & Sculpt Course so you don’t have to worry about which exercises to do daily or how to do them.

When you are happy, it shows

Don’t neglect yourself. Life can be hard but 15 minutes of selfcare a day can and will make a difference.