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Face yoga may make you look younger

Face yoga helps skin glow, smooth out wrinkles

By Web Desk
April 22, 2024
Face yoga is being promoted as anti-aging exercise. — Unsplash/File
Face yoga is being promoted as anti-aging exercise. — Unsplash/File

Face yoga — or targeted motions that work the muscles in your face — is promoted as a means to reshape your face and make you appear younger on social media.

Some people say face yoga poses can help skin glow, smooth out wrinkles, and plump up the cheeks. However, more research is needed on this, according to Health.

Interestingly, reducing eye strain and jowls, which create the illusion of a "double chin," may be within your reach.

Three distinct layers comprise the face, which is situated above the skull. 

The skin is the outermost layer. Beneath that, there are two distinct layers of fat: subcutaneous fat, located directly beneath the skin layer, and deep fat, situated beneath the subcutaneous fat.

These fat pockets line together and are what give your face shape and fullness. Under the fat are the facial muscles, most of which are quite small.

As you age, gravity pulls your skin downward, which can cause your face to sag. 

The fat layer in the face that gives younger faces their plumpness disappears, giving the face a more empty appearance. Additionally, the bones and skin start to thin.

Face yoga targets specific facial muscles through specific facial movements or by using your hands and fingers to massage your face.

Notably, only injections or cosmetic surgery may restore lost facial fat; these exercises cannot. Alternatively, doing face yoga could help you build up some muscle and smooth out your skin.

Disclaimer: This may not work for everyone. Consult your doctor before trying this out.