So, What Exactly Is A Facial Workout?

If you’re looking for a natural way to control your skin from sagging over time, why not try an age-old practice used in traditional Chinese medicine since the eighteenth century? In the same way that a workout regimen filled with pilates and yoga is an excellent way to tone your muscles and lose a few pounds, a facial workout will lift, firm, tone and reduce the wrinkles on that beautiful skin of yours. Violet Grey, the industry’s beauty edit, released their curation of “The Best Facial Workouts”, and it couldn’t be filled with more insight on how to achieve a healthy-looking complexion. Between improving blood circulation, reducing puffiness, and smoothing out the skin on your forehead and cheekbones, we can’t think of a reason not to try these exercises (mostly because you can do them without even breaking sweat). Here’s everything you need to know about 2016’s newest beauty obsession.

1. The Acupressure Face-Lift

“Acupressure employs a wand (or a finger) to gently massage pressure points on your face and head (there are more than 100 of them). The outcome? It takes down fine lines and wrinkles, aids digestion, improves circulation, and is even said to reduce headaches and insomnia.” – Violet Grey

2. Tatcha Akari Gold Massager

“Inspired by Japanese acupressure, Tatcha’s gold leaf massager is most effective when chilled in the morning (to stimulate skin and decrease puffiness) and heated via warm water by evening (to encourage blood flow and healing before you sleep).” – Violet Grey

3. The German Dermaroller

“Simply roll the device over your face and neck two times per week, slathering on a serum afterward for optimal results. Immediate effects include some cheek redness, not unlike a post-run flush.” – Violet Grey

4. The D.I.Y. Detox Massage

“Achievable with any moisturizer (although we favor Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream), a D.I.Y. facial massage takes only 2 to 5 minutes, but yields myriad benefits.” – Violet Grey

5. The Chinese Jade Roller

“Sleek facial roller tools made from the stone (which you can use from the comfort of your vanity) have become popular for their ability to increase circulation, smooth away fine lines, aid in lymphatic drainage, and reduce puffiness.” – Violet Grey

6. Facial Acupuncture 

“While acupuncture is best known for its ability to help with aches and pains, it can also reduce (and sometimes even remove) fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, acne, and puffiness.” – Violet Grey

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