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10 Face Yoga Exercises That'll Help Lift & Tone Your Face

Written by Grace & Silas
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Alright, so you’re familiar with yoga, but have you heard of facial yoga exercise? It has recently gotten very popular and and if you’re wondering what it is, then it’s pretty simple. It’s a series of exercises that helps your face the same way yoga helps your body. It can help banish wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging.

And what better way to naturally make your face look younger than in your own home? So to get you started with this new facial workout, I’ve curated a list of some amazing face yoga exercises that’ll make your facial skin tighter and healthier. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Surprise Me

True to its name, this face yoga exercise will need you to hold a surprised expression. Widen your eyes, try to expose as much of the white in your eye and hold until your eyes start to water. This will exercise the muscles around your eye and forehead, erasing the frown lines.

Puff Up Your Cheeks

This routine will strengthen your cheek muscles and prevent them from becoming thinner and looking hollow. To begin, puff out both of your cheeks and breath from cheek to cheek then slowly release the air. Repeat the exercise 3-4 times and keep your cheeks firm. Pretty easy right?

Fish Face

This is one of the best facial exercises for cheeks, which you can do while watching T.V, taking a shower or reading your favorite book. All you have to do is smile while pursing your lips, then create a fish face by sucking the inside of your cheeks into the gap between the sides of your teeth.

The V

Here’s an exercise for your drooping eyelid, eye bags, and puffy eyes. Begin by pressing both middle fingers together at the inner corner of the eyebrows, then with your index fingers, apply pressure to the outer corners of the eyebrows. Look up, raise the lower eyelids upward and relax after. Do a rep of five for this one.

Giraffe Pose

To prevent your neck from sagging and have an instant jowl lift, try this giraffe pose exercise. You just have to look straight ahead and place your fingertips at the joint of your neck and jaw. Start to tilt your head backward gently while lightly stroking the skin downwards. Bring the head back down to the chest and repeat twice more.

Puppet Face

To do this exercise start by smiling with your teeth showing, then gently press your fingertips into the creases between your nose and cheeks. Lift the muscles up and press your fingertips down into the muscles for slight resistance. When your fingertips push into facial muscles, the muscles push back, which makes them stronger and fuller.

Bye Bye Crow’s Feet

If you’re someone who wants to get rid of their crow’s feet (or creases in the corner of your eyes), try this move.

Open your eyes wide, as if startled or scared. Then add a little bit of fingertip pressure on the outer crease of the crow’s feet, which creates some pressure for the muscle to work against.

Budhha Face

Want to reset your facial habits? All you have to do is close your eyes, visualize the point between your eyebrows, and make a very slight smile. Basically, relaxing your mind and face like how Buddha does

This exercise is the easiest of all of the face yoga poses from this list.

Smile Smoother

To prevent your skin from sagging, try out this face yoga exercise.

You just have to hide the teeth with the lips by making an ‘O’ shape with your mouth. Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden.

Next, hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down as the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice more.

“Satchmo” Pose

Want a more prominent jawline and high cheekbones? Bend your head sideways to the right and hold for a few seconds to stretch the muscles in your neck and then repeat on the left side.

You can also roll your neck in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction, five minutes each to get rid of that double chin.


Seriously, I think face yoga exercises are the easiest and most fun ways to make your face look healthy and beautiful. And since the facial muscles are smaller in comparison, they’ll respond quicker. So try out these ten face yoga exercises and let me know what you think.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what your favorite face yoga exercises are! Email us or let us know in the comments down below. We’d love to hear them!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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