Here I hope to answer any questions you may have regarding Face Yoga or the Face Yoga Programmes I offer. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to get in touch and I will get back to you email@example.com
What equipment do I need for Face Yoga?
The great thing about Face Yoga is that you don't need any special equipment - just yourself and clean hands.
A mirror is essential when you are starting out, so that you can check your form and make sure you are doing the exercises correctly.
Try to find a calm, relaxing space, free from distractions.
What skincare should I use?
You can practise Face Yoga with just a clean face, however, with a few careful skincare choices, you can really enhance your face workout.
I would recommend using a hydrating mist, followed by a serum. You can use your favourite serum and If it feels too slippery, you can add a couple of drops of Hyaluronic Acid to give you more grip and added hydration.
You don't need facial oil, but sometimes it is nice to use an oil after your face workout. You will have boosted circulation to the skin, making it more receptive to the ingredients in your facial oil. Facial oils are also fantastic for face massage or gua sha which can really complement your Face Yoga practise.
For those in the UK, I am an Independent Consultant for Neals Yard Organic and can recommend the following products to enhance your face workout:
Are the sessions pre-recorded or live?
At the moment, I am only offering the pre-recorded Beginners Online Face Yoga Programme. This is all done online, in your own time.
I will soon be launching the live online programme which will take place via Zoom. It is recommended that clients join the sessions with camera switched on, which will allow me to observe and correct your form to ensure you are doing the exercises correctly and getting the most out of your practise.
However, if anyone feels uncomfortable, they are of course welcome to attend with camera switched off.
How much time do I need to commit to Face Yoga practise?
As a new beginner, you can expect to spend around 10 minutes per day on your face workout. The guided videos in the Beginners Programme are around 11 minutes long, and include detail and theory behind the exercises. It is important to take your time in the beginning to ensure you are doing the exercises properly, effectively and activating the muscles correctly.
As you become more experienced, you can more quickly get into the right poses and the time spent each day reduces.
How long will it take to see results?
This depends on several factors including your own gravitational type, your age, lifestyle and how frequently you practise.
As a general guide, with consistent practise:
After 14 days facial muscles will start to (re)activate.
After 3-5 weeks puffiness and water retention start to improve. You may see the first changes in the jawline and under the eyes.
After 2-6 months more lift is noticeable in the cheeks and muscles around the eyes and mouth. You may start to see improvements in lines on the forehead.
8+ months - At this point muscles begin to restore volume and deep mimic lines can appear reduced.