Although you may not yet be familiar, facial yoga, is a fairly new phenomenon within the beauty realm. Although facial exercises have been around since the days of Cleopatra, Yoga expert, Fumiko Takatsu, is credited with creating facial yoga 12 years ago, as a method for reducing wrinkles. Made mainstream by the likes of Dr. Oz and a few others, since then, this practice has exploded in popularity. That said, the following is a closer look at 3 of the top benefits of facial yoga.

Skin Tightening

If you are seeking a way to tighten the skin on your face as a means of doing away with unsightly wrinkles, facial yoga is an excellent alternative. Much like regular yoga help to restore the body, facial yoga has the ability to slow the aging process in the face by tightening the skin. This makes it a great alternative to creams and surgeries.

Do Away with Double Chin

Have you been searching for a way to get rid of that unsightly double chin? If so, you have likely been told that you will require surgery or drastic weight loss. However, by committing to a facial yoga regimen, you can get rid of the double chin without the hassle, cost, and/or pain. This makes it a low cost alternative for many.

Better than Botox

Although Botox is clearly a widely used and fairly safe procedure, it, like all other medical procedures, is not without its side effects. In other words, no matter how safe the procedure may be, there is always an inherent risk of some potentially serious damages. However, doing facial yoga gives you many of the benefits of Botox without the pain and/or risks. If nothing else, it has the capacity to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles for free, so, why wouldn’t you try it out?!

Overall, the plethora of potential benefits as well as the lack of cost makes facial yoga one of the top methods to try with regards to maintaining the skin on your face. However, as with everything physical, there may be some risks involved. Feel free to consult with your doctor or dermatologist before committing to this regimen.