Face yoga is a completely natural alternative to anti-aging remedies and some people are using it as an alternative to Botox or plastic surgery.
The method consists in practicing a series of facial exercises you can learn to tone the muscles beneath the facial skin and increase facial circulation and blood flow which results in a more youthful and radiant complexion.
Fumiko Takatsu, the creator of Face Yoga Method, shared on TV that she came up with the idea of face exercises after a car accident because her body was out of alignment.
But does it actually work?
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A study out of Northwestern University found that the exercises may help middle-aged women.
"This is a preliminary study that suggests that there might be some elements of face exercise that can be helpful to at least certain patients — middle-aged women — in improving certain signs of aging cheek fullness," said Dr. Murad Alam, vice chair and professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
"But we definitely need more studies to better understand exactly how much exercise is necessary to cause the benefit, whether it works for men and women and people of different ages, and then how much exercise is needed to maintain that benefit," Alam said.
Check out these 5 face exercises to get a natural facelift.