Alright, so we’re all familiar with leg days, ab days, back and bicep combos—you know, body part pairings that make up our typical fitness week. Add to that boutique fitness classes that have the fitness-meets-fun aspect and you’re all set.
It would seem we’re missing something… oh, that’s right, our face! Now, while barre, anti-gravity yoga, aerial yoga, Pilates, or group treadmill sessions are the popular classes, a new one to hit the fitness world is FaceLove Fitness, which promises to tone your facial muscles and give you radiant and youthful looking skin.
So why the sudden fascination with the face? Well, our face too is made up of a number of muscles (57, we’re told), and in order to keep them toned (which incidentally has an uplifting effect and keeps you looking young), one must exercise the face.
FaceLove Fitness is part of a New York city pop-up show that’s promoting skin fitness. Created by Rachel Lang, an aesthetician, and Heidi Frederick, a massage therapist, this fitness class is the next step in anti-aging. According to the creators, facial fitness is an untapped source of anti-aging remedies—the proverbial fountain of youth, if you will.
Lang and Frederick believe that facial exercises are a great way to:
- Detoxify the skin
- Increase circulation and oxygen flow
- Create more volume to diminish lines
- Help fight the skin thinning and muscle atrophy
- Optimize our skin’s performance to make anti-aging products work better
For what it’s worth, this concept has been played around with by yogis, who encourage facial and breathing exercises to tone your aging skin, iron out the crow’s feet, stimulate blood flow, and contour the jawline. We think it’s totally worth a shot and may prove to be far more effective than superficial anti-aging creams, given it works on the deepest muscles.
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