The facial yoga sequence that we are going to practice is useful for lifting the cheekbones, counteracting sagging skin and giving the face a younger and fresher look. Massages and exercises will make the cheekbone muscles more toned, providing support to the skin and cheeks, as proven by scientific studies (D Souza et al, J Clin Diagn Res, 2014).
Open your mouth slightly. Start stretching the corners of your mouth, as if you were smiling. Stay in this position for 10 seconds. Stretch the corners of your mouth even more, stay for 10 seconds. Stretch the corners of your mouth as far as you can, stay like that for 10 seconds. Begin to release the tension, bringing the corners of the mouth a little closer, remain for 10 seconds, release the tension even more, remain for another 10 seconds, and finally return to the starting position.
Open your mouth slightly. Widen the nostrils of the nose and wrinkle up the nose. Lift the upper lip upwards. Place your index fingers on your cheekbones. Maintaining the position of the fingers, relax the upper lip, then lift it again, continue like this 10 times.
Open your mouth and cover your teeth with your lips. Place your index fingers on your cheekbones, raise and lower your cheekbones ten times. On the tenth time, keep the cheekbones raised, detach the fingers and bring them upwards, above the head. The gaze follows the fingers, stay like that for ten seconds, then relax the features.
Smile with your mouth closed, stretch the corners of your mouth. Bring your lips outwards. Press with your index fingers on the sides of the mouth, then go with your index fingers towards the cheekbones and then towards the corners of the eyes. Maintain the pressure and position for 10 seconds.
Place your index fingers on the sides of your mouth. Run your fingers to the cheekbones and beyond. Open your mouth to form an O, you should feel a resistance in the muscles. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax and repeat a couple of times.