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Facial exercises help middle-aged women appear more youthful

20 weeks of facial exercises yielded firmer skin, fuller upper and lower cheeks.

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. This is the first scientific study to test the premise of facial exercise improving appearance.

“Now there is some evidence that facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of aging,” said lead author Dr. Murad Alam, vice chair and professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine dermatologist. “The exercises enlarge and strengthen the facial muscles, so the face becomes firmer and more toned and shaped like a younger face.

Source: Northwestern Now

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Fighting wrinkles through facial yoga

In search for a perfect and natural way to look young and fresh, Pakistani women are now finding facial yoga as their new beauty regime.

After gaining popularity in China and Europe, facial yoga has become very popular among Pakistani women who are seeking better ways to fight signs of ageing. Facial yoga involves unique ways of facial exercises. This involves beating wrinkles naturally through different techniques either by smiling or patting on face gently with the tips of your fingers or special movements of the forehead.

Source: Dunya News

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Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

Facial exercises may significantly reduce some of the signs of aging, according to an interesting new study of the effects of repeating specific, expressive movements on people’s appearance.

The study, published in JAMA Dermatology, found that middle-aged women looked about three years younger after a few months of exercising, perhaps providing a reasonable, new rationale for making faces behind our spouses’ backs.

As all of us regrettably know, the human face changes with age. It begins to accumulate the grooves and wrinkles that connote either lengthening years or deepening character, depending on your viewpoint, and also starts, almost invariably, to sag.

Source: The New York Times

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How can beauty brands benefit from the face yoga trend?

Facial exercise are said to reduce signs of ageing, but skin care brands are not yet making the most of the trend.

Millions of consumers across the globe have rolled out their matts and put on their stretchy trousers this January to beat the winter blues with yoga.

The exercise and spiritual modern phenomenon rooted in 5,000 years of ancient texts and traditions, isn’t likely to dwindle anytime soon. According to a recent Yoga Journal, the wellness practice is currently worth £80bn globally.

But now more consumers are taking the discipline out of the studio and into the bathroom by incorporating face yoga into their daily beauty routine, even Princess to be Meghan Markle is said to be a fan of facial exercises. Face yogi’s claim the ‘workout’ can reduce signs of ageing, banish wrinkles and sagging jawlines – and now there is science to back it up.

Source: Cosmetics Business

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Analysis of morphological changes after facial massage by a novel approach using three‐dimensional computed tomography

Facial massage is widely performed for relaxation and beauty treatment, and is well-known to affect skin color and facial sagging, but the effects of massage have so far been evaluated mostly by subjective visual methods. There has been little research on the mechanisms of massage-induced facial shape changes, and no objective method has been available to evaluate changes of internal facial structures, such as subcutaneous fat tissues and facial expression muscles, caused by massage.

Due to advances in diagnostic imaging equipment, computed tomography (CT) is widely used for diagnosis and screening examinations. In particular, multi-detector-row CT (MDCT) can provide three-dimensional (3D) CT images of face and body shape, as well as subcutaneous structures.

Therefore, in the present study, we set out to establish a 3D-CT method to analyze facial morphology and intra-facial structure objectively, and we used this method to examine the effects of facial massage, in comparison with a photograph-based visual evaluation method. The efficacy of massage for improving facial morphology was confirmed by both methods, and 3D-CT could also visualize the changes in subcutaneous structures.

Source: Wiley Online Library

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Face yoga: the fitness-meets-skincare craze Meghan Markle loves

Time to give your face a workout...

Beauty goes much further than skin deep, despite the old saying. And the most recent movement in skincare proves just that - as beauty professionals hail muscle-boosting facial massage as the secret to plump, glowing skin. In fact, Prince Harry's betrothed Meghan Markle is an advocate of face yoga.

Source: Hello Magazine

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