Facial Yoga and More at the Anti-Ageing Show
Over the weekend I was able to attend The Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty Show which played host to speakers giving health and lifestyle advice, exhibitors and beauty experts doing live demonstrations of the latest eye, dental and skin treatments. To tell you the truth, as a early thirties female, I felt a little bit young at the show as most of the advice was geared for women seeking laser treatments, fillers, Botox and plastic surgery.
Although I baulked at the live demonstration of Botox injections, I did enjoy the Facial Yoga demo given by Danielle Collins. Danielle claims that by doing Facial Yoga, we can give ourselves a natural facelift and actually by doing the exercises, I could actually start to feel the burn…in my face! I felt like I could identify with this more as it was a technique that was about prevention rather than fixing the damage that had already been done (ie Botox and fillers).
A few Facial Yoga moves that Danielle taught:
1. The Smile Smoother (good for cheek lines and sagging)
Step 1: Hide the teeth with the lips to make an ‘O’ shape with the mouth.
Step 2: Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden and repeat six times.
Step 3: Next, hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down as the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice more.
2. Smooth The Brow
Step 1: Place both hands on the forehead facing inwards and spread all of the fingers out between the eyebrows and hairline.
Step 2: Gently sweep the fingers outwards across the forehead, applying light pressure to tighten the skin.
Step 3: Relax and repeat 10 times.
3. The Flirty Eyes (for drooping eye brows and bags under the eyes)
Step 1: Place an index finger under each eye, pointing towards the nose.
Step 2: Hide the teeth and tease the top lip and bottom lip away from each other at the the mouth.
Step 3: Flutter the upper eyelids while gazing at the ceiling for 30 seconds.
Danielle’s Facial Yoga moves are also covered at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/544896/5-anti-ageing-facial-exercises-you-can-try-at-home.html