face yoga facial massage Apr 17, 2024
Chin wrinkles? Do this 1 minute massage now!

One of my favourite things about face yoga is how flexible it is. You can do a full hour-long routine with a whole range of facial exercises, acupressure, massage, and relaxation techniques.

Or, if you are pushed for time, you can just do a really quick technique or two that focus in on the areas you most want to concentrate on.

This post is for the second scenario – a great option for when you just have a minute spare and want a quick and easy massage technique to reduce chin wrinkles.

By chin wrinkles, I’m specifically talking about that vertical line that many of us get at the top of the chin, just under the lower lip.

This technique couldn’t be simpler, and you really do only need a minute to do it. However, I will add that it works best when you can be consistent and do it every day, or at least most days.

Face yoga is like any other form of exercise in that way. You see the best results when you make it a part of your regular routine.

Make sure you have clean hands first – we want to avoid introducing any dirt to the face since that can cause skin issues.

Chin Massage

Take your index and middle fingers and tap the area at the top of your chin, beneath your lower lip. Continue tapping for a full minute. You can switch hands from time to time if your fingers start to feel tired.

I told you this is a simple technique! And it may seem like it is too simple to do much good, so let me explain a little bit about what is going on here.

This easy massage technique helps reduce or prevent chin wrinkles in a few different ways.

First, it helps boost the blood circulation. As you tap, you may notice a little redness appearing in the area, which is a sign of that increased blood flow.

The fresh blood brings with it plenty of oxygen and nutrients to feed the skin cells. In turn, this helps your skin look healthier and brighter.

Facial massage techniques like this also help to encourage collagen and elastin production, which lead to plumper, firmer skin that is less prone to lines and wrinkles.

Of course, the tapping is a great way to release tension from the facial muscles too. One of the reasons that we see lines and wrinkles appear is that we hold a lot of tension in the muscles of our faces, including in the chin area.

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As I say, this is a really great massage for when you don’t have much time – it is so quick and easy, and you can do it anywhere without any need for special tools.

That said, you can also make techniques like this part of a longer face yoga routine. I have loads of videos on my YouTube channel to help you get started. You can find me demonstrating this particular massage here.

If you prefer a little more structure or want to deepen your understanding of face yoga, I also offer on-demand courses, including my new seven-day mini course, which shows you how to naturally lift your face in just 12 minutes a day.

You can find out more about the mini-course and explore my full course library here.