Eye yoga is generating a lot of interest and is the eye-lifting exercise that requires no equipment and minimal training time. Everyone can do eye yoga at home and with regular practice, eye yoga could help to keep the delicate skin around your eyes looking firm and fresh.
Here we share our five of our favourite facial yoga exercises and reveal the best organic eye care products for firming-up fatigued eyes.
Benefits of eye yoga and face yoga
Facial exercises like face yoga are gentle, daily face movements designed to strengthen the muscles in the face and improve circulation. It is thought that working out these muscles could build their strength so that the skin on and around the eyes, lips, cheeks and forehead maintains a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Other benefits of eye yoga are:
- It is thought to relieve eye strain from frequent screen use
- It is cheap and requires no equipment
- It is quick to do and can be done anytime
- It is accessible to all ages and genders
The only downside of practising facial yoga is that some people notice that they start to break out when they first start facial exercise. This is because the skin produces more oil in order to become more supple.
As your skin adapts to doing regular facial yoga workouts, you’ll find that your oil levels quickly balance out.
This skin-detoxing face mask is enriched with Alpine Willow which balances oil production by moderating sebum production and controlling acne bacteria.
Easy yoga exercises for the eyes
Place two fingers on each of your temples and gently press whilst opening and closing your eyes rapidly. Repeat this facial exercise five times.
Sit upright with your eyes closed. Look up and then look down 10 times, keeping your eyes closed the entire time.
To reduce crow’s feet and puffiness gently tap the pads of the fingers along the skin around the eye. Start at the inside corner, work towards the outer edge, and then back towards the nose. Repeat this movement 10 times.
Another easy way to enhance the skin around the eyes is with facial massage and our Gua Sha massage tools make it easy to reduce puffiness from tired eyes.
Gua Sha is an ancient facial massage technique and is a cheap and effective home-facial technique. Once purchased, your Gua Sha tool should last you a lifetime and can be used every day to gently drain puffiness away through the lymphatic system.
Using a Gua Sha for puffy eyes and eye bags is easy. Create slip with a scent-free facial oil, then gently sweep the Gua Sha under both eyes, taking care not to press on the skin too hard.
Yoga exercises for the forehead
Frown and try to bring your eyebrows over your eyes, whilst also knitting the brows together.
Release and then lift your eyebrows as high as possible, opening your eyes wide. Repeat this facial exercise five times.
Yoga exercises for the neck and throat
Tech neck is a term used to describe a sagging of the muscles in the neck caused by too much time spent staring at screens on mobiles and laptops. You can prevent tech neck by keeping the skin on your neck firm with our slow-release vitamin C serum which combines Ascorbyl glucoside with hydrating Hyaluronic acid and Bakuchi oil.
Facial yoga can also help to prevent tech neck and yoga for neck wrinkles can be done whilst you sit at your desk.
Sit straight and look up at the ceiling. Close your mouth and make a chewing movement 20 times.
Sit straight and look up at the ceiling. Close and relax your lips then pucker them and stretch them towards the ceiling. Keep the lips puckered for a count of 10 and then relax and bring your head back to a neutral position. Repeat this facial exercise 5 times.
Face yoga for the cheeks
Start with a relaxed smile and your lips closed. Suck in your cheeks towards your teeth and try to hold this position for 10 seconds before releasing. Repeat this facial exercise 10 times.
Sit in front of a mirror and smile broadly, keeping your lips closed. Next, wrinkle your nose to move your cheek muscles upwards. Keep this position for five seconds and then relax your face. Repeat this movement 10 times.
Face yoga for lips
Our Age Defy+ Lip & Eye Line Eraser uses stem cell plant technology to firm the skin around the lips within 15 minutes of application, but there are also lots of facial exercises for lip wrinkles.
Sit upright keeping your lips closed and teeth together. Smile broadly, keeping your lips closed.
Count to five and then relax your face before puckering your lips. Hold the pucker for 5 seconds and then relax your face.
Repeat these facial exercises 10 times.
Natural eye creams to complement face yoga
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Our friendly UK customer care team is happy to help you select the best eye cream for your needs. Please chat to us on social @GreenPeopleUK or call us on 01403 740350.