Yes, Face Yoga is a Real Thing

Remember seeing the commercials for the '90s informercial called "Facercise" which was supposed to make you look younger.   Turns out some of it might actually work.     


A study done at Northwestern University found certain "face yoga" exercises can build up your face muscles.    And after about five months, the average woman who did them regularly looked almost three years younger.

If you have some interest in face yoga, two exercises you might want to try are:

1.  The Cheek Lifter: 

Make an "O" shape with your mouth, so your top lip is folded over your front teeth.  Then smile with the corners of your mouth over and over again.

2.  The Eyebrow Lifter.

Put three fingertips from each hand directly under your eyebrows, and push up to force your eyes open.  Then smile while pushing your eyebrows down against your fingers . . . hold for 20 seconds . . . and do it three times.

There are six total exercises recommended in the study, which you can read here

One good thing - you can't overdo it.  Nor will it have the opposite effect and cause wrinkles.   

Brian Cleary

Brian Cleary

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