Meghan Markle is the one that convinces us in the power of facial exercises. Her face just always looking toned and taught plus her good bone structure.
Nichola Joss, Meghan’s facialist, revealed the massage techniques in beauty interviews and on her now-defunct lifestyle blog with a piece on her “life-changing facial”.
Meghan shared: “I do facial exercises from one of my favorite aestheticians, Nicola Joss, who basically has you sculpt your face from the inside out.”
“I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are waaaay more sculpted. There’s a reason she is in high demand around awards season when every actress wants to look A-plus.”
Danielle Collins, face yoga expert, reveals that accurate exercises with the face can “strengthen muscles attached to the skin, improve lymph flow and relax lines caused by holding tension in the face for long periods of time”. This will result in reduced wrinkles and puffiness, lift sagging skin and will allow the skin to look healthier.
Here, we give you Collin’s facial exercises that should be performed in combination with skin massage. Her belief is that “by working all these layers correctly, it will increase the blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and more nourishment to reach the cells of the skin”.
“Make a big C shape with your thumb and index fingers. Place your index finger just above and parallel to your eyebrows and your thumbs on your cheeks. Start to pull down with the index fingers while trying to raise your eyebrows and making the eyes wide. Hold for two seconds, relax and repeat again. Now do three more times. Then hold this position for ten seconds. This will firm up the forehead, reducing lines and wrinkles.”
“Begin looking straight ahead with your chin level. Turn your head to the right so that it is even with your right shoulder and then tilt your head backward. Hold for six to eight seconds. Return your head to the forward position with your chin level. Turn your head to the left, even with your left shoulder. Tilt your head back and hold for six to eight seconds – repeat up to three times. This lifts and tones the neck muscles, therefore, firming lines and wrinkles on the side of the neck and face.”
Circle the eyes
“First place your middle fingers at the beginning of your eyebrows. Start to gently tap your eyes following the top of your eyebrow and then continue under your eye just at the top of your cheekbones. Then continue to the inside corners of your eye. Then repeat, going in the opposite direction, making little tapping motions. This is great for reducing eye wrinkles, boosting circulation and relaxing the muscles. Then with your index fingers very gently stroke just under your eyes from the nose outwards four times to warm up and relax the eye area. This helps to reduce bags and puffiness under the eyes by removing toxins and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the area.”
“Looking straight ahead place your fingertips on the top of your neck and lightly stroke the skin down as you tilt your head back. Bring your head back down and repeat twice more. Then just your lower lip out as far as possible, place your fingers on your collarbone and point your chin upwards, pulling the corners of your mouth down. Hold for four deep breaths. This releases neck tension, tones and lift the