5 Easy Facial Yoga Exercises to Reduce Wrinkles




Practicing Yoga regularly can make your body stronger and skin healthier. There are various postures and poses that can reduce the signs of aging by reducing wrinkles and adding glow to your eyes and skin. Mentioned below are the top 5 face yoga poses that can work wonders for your facial skin.

1. Fish Face

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How to Do:

  • Close your lips tightly.
  • Spread your closed lips into a smile.
  • Slowly suck the insides of your cheeks through the space between your upper and lower teeth.
  • Suck until your lips have shrunk enough to resemble the mouth of a fish.

Number of Repetitions: You can practice this pose 4 to 5 times a day. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

How it Helps: It tones the muscles around your cheeks and lips.

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2. Look-Up at the Ceiling

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How to Do:

  • Keep your head straight.
  • Slowly turn your head upwards in the direction of the ceiling.
  • Stretch your neck as far as you can and tighten your lips.
  • Keep your back straight throughout the exercise.

Number of Repetitions: You can assume this pose 4 times a day. Hold the position for 30 seconds for best results.

How it Helps: The Yoga pose strengthens your chin and neck muscles. It can tighten the muscles around your jaws and reduce wrinkles.

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3. Stick Your Tongue Out

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How to Do:

  • Hold your head straight and breathe in.
  • Open your mouth and exhale.
  • Simultaneously stick your tongue out.
  • Stretch your tongue out as far as possible and breathe normally.

Number of Repetitions: You can perform this facial yoga pose 3 times a day. Hold the position for 1 minute every time you do it.

How it Helps: It tones the muscles and rejuvenates the nerves around your mouth and cheeks. It not only reduces the wrinkles but also makes the skin healthier.

[ Read: Yoga Asanas for Back Pain ]




4. Puff up Your Cheeks

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How to Do:

  • Open your mouth and breathe in slowly.
  • Close your mouth and hold the air in your mouth.
  • Purse your lips tightly and puff your cheeks.
  • Move the air from one side to another inside your mouth.

Number of Repetitions: You can practice it twice in a day. During each session retain this pose for 5 minutes.

How it Helps: The pose strengthens the overall facial muscles. It is effective in retaining the youthful appearance of your cheeks and skin around the cheekbones and lips.

[ Read: Yoga Asanas for Weight Loss ]




5. Lion Face

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How to Do:

  • Stand on your knees on a floor mat.
  • Bring down your hips and rest them on your heels.
  • Place your hands on your thighs and relax.
  • Take a deep breath and slowly open your mouth.
  • Slowly stick your tongue out as you exhale noisily.
  • Also, widen your eyes into a fierce glare.
  • Stretch out the tongue as far as possible and tighten the muscles around your cheeks and throat.

Number of Repetitions: You can practice it 2 times a day and hold the position for 30 seconds. You can repeat the pose twice during each session.

How it Helps: The yoga pose improves the blood circulation throughout your facial muscles and skin.

All the 5 Yoga poses explained above can be specifically used for improving the muscle tone and vitality of your facial structures. They can not only reduce the existing wrinkles but also prevent new ones.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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