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What is Facial Yoga? Caring for Menopausal Skin…

With a whole host of celebrities promoting the benefits of facial yoga and many new brands coming through offering their own regimes and routines, this week we explore the hot topic of facial yoga. The benefits of yoga for the body have long been known and practised to keep the body supple. Yoga for the face is no different in that it involves movements and stretches to help tone, strengthen but also relax muscles. Given that there are 42 individual muscles in the human face, there is certainly plenty to work on! Facial yoga involves massage and exercises that stimulate the muscles, skin, and lymphatic system. These movements are designed to soften and relax face muscles to help alleviate tension, stress, and worry – all of which contribute to fine lines and wrinkles appearing in the skin.

What are the benefits of facial yoga?

As we age and in particular approach menopause, hormonal shifts in the body can affect the production of collagen production, vital to a youthful appearance. Fat stores under the skin and elasticity of the facial skin can all decrease, leaving the face appearing less defined and sagging, which contributes further to wrinkles and frown lines. Effective massage helps boost both blood and lymph circulation, assisting with cell renewal and manipulation of the facial muscles can help retrain these muscles, remove muscular tension and eliminate excess fluid; to improve the appearance of the skin and contours of the face. It also helps slow down further signs of aging.

Does facial yoga involve costly equipment?

Not at all! Using simply a facial serum or oil to provide some slip to the skin, you can effectively massage and help contour the face using your hands alone. Using a range of massage movements to stimulate circulation and working towards lymph nodes for effective drainage of excess fluid/toxins, you can see instant results as skin will appear plumped, lifted and glowing right from the very first treatment. Some routines involve specialist tools such as small facial yoga ball or facial rollers, but an effective lifting and plumping facial massage can be given with effective manual massage movements alone.

Is specialist skincare required?

To help get the most from facial yoga, and ensure your skincare regime is optimally effective at tackling your specific skincare concerns, we’d recommend specialised skincare products for your skin type and concerns. Our Online Facial Gym ‘Glow Massage’ Course for Menopausal skin includes expert product recommendations (that won’t break the bank, you only need very little also so they do last!) to give you confidence in picking the right products for your skin concerns. The course also covers the effects of menopause on the skin so you have confidence understanding how to minimise and slow the signs of aging.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is ideal for anyone interested in better understanding how to care for facial skin during the menopause, whether that is to care for their own skin more effectively or to have greater confidence in tailoring skincare treatments for their clients. The facial massage routine taught on the course can be used on yourself, friends/family or indeed paying clients on completion. Ideal also for upskilling and allowing you to offer specialised facial treatments for menopausal skin, these typically attract around £50-£65+ per treatment so are certainly lucrative to offer, with instant results seen, with glowing skin for your clients.

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