That's why, when we saw Face Yoga being demonstrated on Good Morning America recently, we rolled our eyes.
We cannot prove that a set of facial exercises from the world of yoga DON'T work, but really now.....
Plastic surgeons will tell you that only surgery can correct the problems of aging.
Yes, there are indeed quick fixes like Botox and cosmetic filler injectables like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and so forth. But these, alone, cannot create the same results as a surgical procedure. In fact, these days, plastic surgeons sometimes use facelift surgery and fillers together,in the ultimate quest for a more youthful face.
Annelise Hagen, a yoga teacher in NY, would claim otherwise. She believes one can naturally reverse the signs of aging with several yoga face positions. Take a look at the photos of Ms Hagen demonstrating these facial exercises. She also wrote a book in 2008 called, Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles With The Ultimate Natural Facelift.
And she's back 4 years later, still swearing by these facial exercises. Annelise looks great, and if she claims that's all she's been doing to look smooth + wrinkle-free, then more power to her!
Check out Annelise performing Yoga Face on YouTube, 2009.
A lot of women DO swear by facial exercises, and who are we to judge. However, there are simply no scientific facts to support the theory.
If you've had success doing yoga face, please leave us your comments.