The latest scientific paper confirmed that facial exercises can make people look younger, according to a report published by the internationally peer-reviewed JAMA Dermatology. With less than 30 minutes of Face Yoga exercises per day, women’s estimated ages dropped by a staggering 3 years.
There are plenty of urban myths and wive’s tales when it comes to anti-aging.
Ask 10 people for their secret to younger, firmer skin and there will be 10 different answers. With so many anecdotal stories of the fountain of youth, there had been limited empirical testing of the growing Face Yoga trend to see if facial exercises work.
Scientists studied the effects of yoga exercises for facial muscles for a report published in the JAMA Dermatology and the results were shocking. Face Yoga exercises work. In fact, their findings showed the average woman can shave 3 years of her estimated appearance with as little as 30 minutes of facebuilding movements per day.
The success of Face Yoga all comes down to the physiology of the body, explains Dr. Joshua Ziechner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
“With age, the skin becomes thinner, as does fat and muscle under the skin. Think the sunken cheeks associated with age versus the fuller apples of youth” he says.
As an anti-aging exercise, Face Yoga helps to thicken the muscles of the face to create fuller lips, plumper cheeks and tighter skin which promotes the overall appearance of youth.
This exciting study tracked 20 women, between the ages of 40 and 65, who were asked to perform 30 minutes of facial exercises per day for 8 weeks, then 30 minutes of facial exercises every other day for the next 8 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, blind ratings of the women’s photos were used to estimate their ages and the results were STAGGERING.
Estimates of the average age had dropped by 3 full years.
There’s no doubt that wive’s tales and urban myths will continue to pop up as women seek anti-aging secrets and treatments, but with the science now in, Face Yoga can safely be considered fact over fiction.
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