If there’s anything TikTok has done, it’s teaching us unthinkable tips and tricks, especially with regards to skincare. Far from just skincare products, there has been an increase in other skincare practices such as—you guessed it—face yoga.
This term might sound foreign, but it has been around for a while and is finally getting the attention it deserves! Face yoga consists of yoga poses or facial exercises that are designed to shape and tone the facial muscles. In most cases, people repeat these poses and exercises multiple times before they start seeing noticeable changes in their facial structure.
So, what is all the hype about? Is it beneficial and does it actually work?
Let’s find out!
Benefits of Face Yoga
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the entire premise of face yoga, but rest assured, there’s nothing harmful about it, unlike other anti-aging remedies like botox, facial filler, and plastic surgery which contain a small risk factor.
Face yoga is beneficial for increasing the blood flow to your facial region. This means that your skin will be able to regenerate quickly, leaving you with a glowy and youthful appearance while also helping release the tension in your facial muscles.
Another benefit of face yoga is that it can help with the drainage of the lymphatic fluids that might build up in your face region. Massaging and face exercises can get rid of the extra fluid, giving your face a slimmer appearance.
Does it Really Work?
For most videos and blogs discussing face yoga, the comments section is usually full of people enquiring whether this practice actually works. This is because there is not a lot of evidence that would campaign or against face yoga. While some doctors on TikTok dismiss face yoga as a complete waste of time, there are several users who have proved its effectiveness with accounts of their own experience and videos showing astonishing before and after results.
While the debate for and against face yoga might be confusing for some, in reality, face yoga doesn’t take hours upon hours from your day and is a totally free routine so if you are up for a fun challenge, why not give it a try?