Not a lot of people know this, but yoga facial exercises are an ideal anti-aging treatment approach and can even bring back your face to its earlier glory with not much effort. We talk about some misconceptions, together with the facts, regarding DIY facial toning.
Many folks are looking for ways to look younger and cheat the clock. But it can be pricey for those who follow the surgical route or who prefer other types of treatments like Botox or thermage to improve their looks. Non-invasive facelifts, in particular facial exercises, can make one appear years younger in a fairly short space of time.
There are many people who believe that face exercises are not as effective as they are made out to be, due to insufficient or inaccurate information available on the subject. So here are some facts you should know, which might contradict the myths regarding facial exercises.
Myth 1: Yoga face exercises will make you appear older since they make wrinkles deeper and encourage more wrinkles.
Fact: Face exercises expand the underlying tissue and rejuvenate blood flow to the skin cells, thereby filling out the skin as the stimulated and underlying oxygenated muscles expand.
Myth 2: You can damage the muscles of the face if you vigorously work them.
Fact: Exercising the face muscles with facial toning strengthens and feeds the muscles, tissue, and skin cells with blood, and with much-needed nutrients.
Myth3: It takes too long to employ facial exercises to see good results. Cosmetic surgery will produce far faster, better results in the desire to look younger.
Fact: Is 20 minutes daily for the first month, and 2 to 3 times a week too much? If you do them in front of the TV, you will hardly even notice the time it takes to do them.
Myth 4: Sagging face skin could become more pronounced because face toning stretches the skin.
Fact: Because the facelift exercises focus on the upper, middle, and lower face, all the skin firms, thus giving you a more chiselled look.
Myth 5: Cosmetic mini facelifts, or a full face lifts, will permanently result in a younger look.
Fact: Plastic surgery can introduce scarring to one's face where the surgeon has snipped off the excessive skin at the scalp, ears, or along the jawline. This scarring can create a hindrance to the critical blood flow to the skin and underlying tissue, thereby creating a scenario where you will look great for the first 18 months, but worse off afterwards as the skin reverts back to its former baggy state. Furthermore, the scarring can retard the energy flow in the face and neck area. Cosmetic surgery is only superficial and is also impermanent. If a facial exercise routine is practised a few times a week, you will enjoy long-lasting benefits.
Myth 6: A facial exercise, or toning system, can never be as effective as cosmetic surgery.
Fact: While plastic surgery can make you appear younger or better looking immediately, there are cases of bad facelifts or facelifts that have gone horribly wrong. Have you ever seen somebody with the skin pulled too tight on their face? It can make that person look expressionless or like an Egyptian mummy!
Face exercises are really great once you know how to apply them and on the right points. There are a few good facial exercise programs on the market at the moment. Just imagine the comments from your friends and family when they notice that you look fresher and younger. Don't be surprised if they ask you what your big secret is!
Before contemplating plastic surgery, or Botox, or something else that will incur cost or risk, try DIY facial toning. I think you will be pleasantly astonished by the results and will thank your lucky stars that you didn't undergo the knife!
By Cynthia Vaughan Author And Facial Exercise Practitioner
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