Since the announcement of the royal wedding, Meghan Markle fever has well and truly arrived. Everyone wants to know everything there is to know about the actress — especially when it comes to her flawless beauty routine. Luckily for us, the-soon-to-be-princess has let out a few secrets about her skincare habits – and we’re hooked!
Taking a cue from the wellness sphere, Ms Markle has been quoted as saying that she highly recommends Face Yoga.
“I regularly do facial exercises, I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are waaaay more sculpted” she says. Well, if it’s good enough for Meghan….
We can’t guarantee you’ll snag a prince, but with the help of World Leading Face Yoga Expert, Danielle Collins, we can certainly give you a glow worthy of a princess.
Danielle has created The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method, featuring key facial exercises and skin massage, which work the hypodermis or the lower layer of the skin, the dermis or the middle layer, and the epidermis or the upper layer.
Danielle says: “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. The result is a clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow which has less toxins and has a better ability to absorb moisture.”
With this in mind, we asked Danielle to share some of her best facial yoga moves to keep those pesky wrinkles away. Try these exercises at home for a crease-free complexion.
1. The Owl
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.
2. Circle the Eyes
Gently tap around 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.
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.
3. Swan Neck
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 backwards. 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.