Forget Botox! ‘Face yoga latest anti ageing’ fad – as experts claim spending just five minutes a day can take the wrinkles away
- Forget Botox – ‘face yoga’ has hit Australia as the latest anti-ageing fad
- Experts claim working out facial muscles can knock years off your face in months
- Orna Binder said facial exercises give a safe anti-ageing results a natural facelift
- The face yoga instructor said it promises to help women appear more younger
Forget Botox – ‘Face yoga latest anti ageing’ has hit Australia as the latest anti-ageing fad.
Experts are claiming spending at least five minutes a day working out your facial muscles can knock years off your face within four months.
Appearing on the Today show, Australian face yoga instructor Orna Binder said facial exercises can give a safe anti-ageing results a natural face lift.
The daily routine promises to help women appear more younger by smoothing wrinkles, firming jawlines and strengthening the facial muscles.
Forget Botox – ‘Face yoga latest anti ageing’ has hit Australia as the latest anti-ageing fad. Experts are claiming spending at least five minutes a day working out your facial muscles can knock years off your face within four months
What are the benefits of face yoga?
- Skin will look smoother and firmer
- Toxins are removed and tension reduced
- Increases the circulation, lymph flow and remove toxins
- Reduces poor skin tone, puffiness and dark circles and allow the skin to look healthier and more youthful
- Stimulates collagen and elastin, the natural plumping agents which will mean healthier complexion
‘It’s the same way as people going to the gym to exercise and take classes. We’ve got 57 muscles in our face and neck and we need to work them,’ she said.
Ms Binder advises her customers to do just 10 minutes of facial exercises a day.
‘I don’t give them any more than that because I want them to stick to it. If it was too long, they might neglect it,’ she said.
She claims her simple workout can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as achieve a firmer jaw line.
‘It really works,’ she said.
‘Dermatologists have determined faces can look toner, younger and have a better complexion [after working them].’
Showing a demonstration on TV, she starts by placing her thumbs behind her ears, while using the index fingers to gently lift the eyebrows up.
‘Now, very slowly we’re going to close the eyes and feel the stretch on the upper eyelids, keep it strong, count up to five,’ she said.
‘And very slowly, open [your eyes].’
For the jawlines, Ms Binder said open your mouth widely into an ‘O’ shape.
‘And then while you do that, we use our fingers as weights,’ she said, as she lifted her cheekbones up and down. ‘We try to lift up the muscles.’
Australian face yoga instructor Orna Binder said facial exercises give a safe anti-ageing results a natural facelift (pictured demonstrating the ‘O’ exercise)
Showing a demonstration on TV, she starts by placing her thumbs behind her ears, while using the index fingers to gently lift the eyebrows up while you slowly shut your eyes
Before she became a Duchess, Meghan Markle raved about face yoga on her blog.
‘I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are waaaay [sic] more sculpted,’ she said in 2014.
Backed by science, a US dermatology study found in January last year that the beauty trend works better than getting a facelift or Botox.
Dermatologists from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found 20 weeks of facial exercises helped women appear more youthful.
‘Now there is some evidence that facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of aging,’ lead author Dr Murad Alam said.
‘The exercises enlarge and strengthen the facial muscles, so the face becomes firmer and more toned and shaped like a younger face.’