Botox has long been considered the "gold standard" when it comes to fighting wrinkles. Many girls resort to "beauty injections" in problem areas almost from the age of 20. Everything in order to "freeze" facial expressions and avoid early skin aging. But cosmetic procedures are not cheap and have contraindications, so it is better to think about finding an alternative. For example, replace injections with facial muscle training - yoga. It is just as effective as massage or acupressure.
What is face yoga
As the name suggests, yoga is a type of workout for your face. This is a relatively new direction in the home fight against signs of age-related changes in facial skin. Such as puffiness, swollen oval, creases and nasolabial folds. Face yoga allows you to maintain skin tone and elasticity, which naturally decrease with age. The program consists of simple exercises aimed at tension and relaxation of the facial muscles. Today, face yoga teachers can be found in any country in the world, but the creator of the technique is considered to be a resident of Japan, Fumiko Takatsu.
15 years ago, a 36-year-old girl was involved in a car accident, barely surviving. When she was discharged from the hospital, it turned out that Takatsu's face and body were mutilated. After the injuries, her facial features became asymmetrical. Fumiko suffered severe psychological problems because of this. She began to master yoga in order to become calmer and recover from injuries. Noticing the first positive changes, she wondered if yoga techniques could be applied to the face. Fumiko adapted it, got rid of wrinkles and imbalances. Well, then she noticed that she got smooth skin without wrinkles as a bonus.
How Facial Yoga Works
The way in which a person ages is only partially determined by his heredity (contrary to myths about "good genetics"). The older you get, the more the fatty layer becomes thinner in different parts of the face. Therefore, plastic surgeons do not recommend removing Bish's lumps at a young age. Closer to the age of 30, a decrease in the volume of the face begins - and pronounced cheekbones may appear even in girls who previously complained of chubby cheeks.
So, aging begins with a loss of volume due to a decrease in the number of fat cells. Later, it is joined by a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the deep layers of the skin. The muscles of the face are gradually deformed: they may even atrophy and some parts of the face will simply sag. And here face yoga comes to the rescue.
During the exercise, facial muscles are trained and blood circulation is accelerated. The tissues are quickly saturated with oxygen and are actively regenerated, getting rid of toxins and dead cells. Face yoga gently works out the muscular frame of the face, increasing its plasticity. She does not make facial features rude - this is the prerogative of Facebook building.
What are the benefits of face yoga
The most impressive of the powers of yoga for the face is rejuvenation. The structure of the face and its sculpturality improve, the lost volumes return. The skin becomes smooth and literally begins to glow. It is extremely important that face yoga, as well as Botox, helps to gain control over emotions. When you frown or squint, certain muscles in your face tighten. Over time, in areas where this happens regularly, creases and wrinkles form. Botox disrupts the motor activity of muscles and disrupts the usual facial expressions. Face yoga helps them relax, but does not make others think that you cannot smile. Eyes widen, the corners of the lips are lifted and the skin becomes dense - regular exercise will help you look fresher and younger.