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Interest in growing old gracefully and beautifully is always hot. At the same time, various ways to prevent'aging' also create hot issues every time, and recently news of facial yoga that helps attract the attention of many people.
According to a press release from Healthline, exercises such as facial yoga include massages and exercises that stimulate the muscles, skin, and lymphatic system, which are effective in smoothing and relaxing the facial muscles to relieve tension, stress, and worry.
In addition, some studies have shown that facial yoga helps improve appearance and mental health.
Facial yoga has been said to be effective in strengthening the muscles of the cheeks and face to improve the structural appearance of the face. Daniel Collins, founder of Facial Yoga, explained that a balanced facial yoga routine includes massage, relaxation, shiatsu techniques, and exercise.
"Facial yoga lifts and tightens the muscles under the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles,"she said, "promotes blood circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, helps relieve tension, relieves stress, prevents headaches, improves sleep quality, etc."
Collins said that facial yoga exercises soften weaker muscles, helping to relax active muscles and prevent sagging and lines.
A small-scale 2018 Trusted Source study on facial yoga examined the effect of facial yoga on aging-induced appearance changes in middle-aged women.
For 8 weeks, participants performed 30 minutes of facial yoga every day, and for 12 weeks, they performed facial yoga once every two days.
As a result, most women appeared to improve their appearance and were very pleased with the visible results. They reported significant improvements in 18 of the 20 facial features, but this was limited to the need for in-depth research.
In another small study, facial yoga was found to help promote mental health in older people. The study found that 30 minutes of facial yoga twice a week for 12 weeks improved mental health, facial expressions, and positive parts related to tongue muscle strength.