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5 Face Yoga Techniques to Achieve Acne and Blemish-Free Skin

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medically reviewed by Dr Neethu

Dr. Bhavya

Updated on February 29, 2024

Everyone wishes for clearer skin, free of marks or scars. Acne is one of the most common facial skin problems that leaves marks. 
When you seek blemish-free skin with natural home remedies, it must be something that concentrates on flushing out blood toxins, managing hormonal imbalances, reducing stress, or combating any disorder involving skin glands, which are the leading causes of acne and acne blemishes. 

Do you know what can help you with all these? Face Yoga!

Face yoga is one of the best home remedies for a blemish-free face. Face yoga improves your skin health by bringing more blood circulation, oxygenation and nutrients to your face. 

Today, you will learn to do a step-by-step face yoga routine to remove the acne from your face and get beaming skin.

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Acne and Benefits of Face Yoga for Cure

Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition where the overproduction of oil and a build-up of bacteria contribute to the formation of pimples. When not appropriately healed, this acne forms a blemish, which means a scar mark on the skin.

Indeed, acne is not just a skin condition but often a reason for low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence. That is where we step in. This blog will introduce you to simple face yoga techniques to make you love your skin again!

How Can You Achieve a Clear Complexion Through Holistic Face Yoga?

You can practise face yoga in several ways to help remove acne and blemishes. 

  • As mentioned in the previous section, face yoga poses draw more freshly oxygenated blood to the face, giving the skin a rosy glow. That's not all. An increased blood flow to the face eliminates infective toxins from the skin's surface.
     
  • Face yoga also flushes out skin toxins by fluid drainage through lymphatic circulation.
     
  • The face yoga poses also stimulate and regulate your hormonal function, which helps to prolong youth and counter the early ageing of your facial skin.
     
  • Face yoga can do wonders for your skin by working on facial muscles. An excellent facial muscle workout is synonymous with tightening your facial skin, which helps reduce acne blemishes.
     
  • Face yoga also helps reduce mental stress, thus controlling stress levels and acne breakouts. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get clear skin through facial yoga exercises!

5 Face Yoga Poses for Acne-Free Skin

Getting acne-free skin with facial yoga routines is not a magic cure. But these are some safe techniques to perform if you have acne-prone skin or are suffering from active acne. These will help by not aggravating the condition, promoting healthier skin, and making all those blemishes vanish.

Before you start, ensure you have clean hands and a spotless face. Apply some thin face serum, face oil, or moisturiser.

We are going to start the exercises with a short breathwork.

Relaxing Breathwork

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Breathwork helps in relaxing your heart rate. When your heart rate is relaxed, there is regulated blood pumping to different body parts, including the face, where you need it to heal your acne. 

How to Do Breathwork?

  • Close your eyes.
     
  • Concentrate on your breathing.
     
  • Feel all your body parts calm down and relax.
     
  • Inhale to a count of four and pause for two counts at the top of your inhalation.
     
  • Then, exhale slowly for six counts. 
     
  • Repeat the slow breathing five times.

You can always practise this breathwork at any time of the day, whenever possible. It helps control your stress levels. It works well in controlling your acne. As you already know, it worsens with more stress.

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Acupressure Technique 

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Applying gentle pressure on some points on your face helps improve the healing activity of your skin. Here, we will show you how to apply pressure on two points that enhance face yoga results for acne and blemishes.

The Step-by-Step Process to Performing Acupressure

  • Keep both hands' index or ring fingers on either side of your nostrils.
     
  • Start massaging this point in circular motions, in a clockwise direction, as you continue breathing slowly.
     
  • After about ten breaths, start massaging in an anticlockwise direction for another ten breaths.
     
  • Finish this acupressure massage with relaxing breathworks.  

The particular point at the nostril we refer to has energy flow related to facial skin health. Applying pressure on this point helps reduce the acne by improving blood circulation. It is super calming as well. 

Now, let's continue to the second pressure point, the temples.

  • Concentrate on your breaths as you gently put your index fingers on both temples.
     
  • Start massaging the temples in gentle circular movements in a clockwise direction for ten counts.
     
  • After this, continue the circular movements in an anticlockwise direction for ten counts.

Pressure on this point mainly helps reduce the acne around the forehead and temple area. It is also a go-to pressure point when your stress levels are rising. 

Many more acupressure points in face yoga give results for acne and blemishes. However, we have mentioned only two in this blog.

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Tongue Out Technique

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The exercise will help you tone your facial muscles, fasten cell regeneration and remove the stagnation or blockage of energy in the lower half of your face. In addition, this technique gives you a well-defined jawline.

How to Perform Tongue Out Technique?

  • Relax your shoulders down.
     
  • Turn your head to one side.
     
  • Stick your tongue out, trying to touch the tip of your nose with your tongue.
     
  • Hold in that position for a count of ten.
     
  • After that, turn your head to the opposite side and repeat the same steps.
     
  • Do the same to and fro on each side five times in total.

The tongue-out technique stretches your jaw, neck and chin muscles, thus improving the circulation around the lower side of your face.

Eye Flutter with an 'O'

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Eye flutter exercise relieves tension around eyelids and cheeks, promoting tissue regeneration.

How Can You Perform the Technique?

  • Place both index fingertips on the sides of your nose at mid-length and keep them horizontally flat across your cheeks.
     
  • Next, form an 'O' shape with your mouth. 
     
  • Now, continuously flutter your eyelids for a count of 10 while keeping your forehead super still. 
     
  • After completing the count, slowly release back down.

This technique works well for acne on your cheeks and forehead area.

Puff-the-Cheeks Technique

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This facial exercise works on a lot of muscles around your cheeks.

How to Perform the Technique?

  • Puff your cheeks out with air.
     
  • Now, press gently on your closed lips with four fingers of one hand while continuing to puff out your cheeks.
     
  • Focus on your breathing, slowly inhaling and exhaling for a count of 10.
     
  • When you finish, gently release your breath and lower your cheeks.

If you're struggling with active acne on your cheeks and jaw area, the puffing technique might be just what you need. It's a great way to improve blood circulation and eliminate toxins and inflammation, leaving your skin looking and feeling better than ever! Give it a try and see the excellent results for yourself!

Breathwork and Affirmation

Once you finish all the above steps for reducing acne with face yoga techniques, close your eyes, relax all your muscles and go back to gentle breathwork.

Repeat the affirmation to yourself in your mind, 'I am beautiful inside and out'. Say it to yourself three times. Try your best to mean those words.

When you finish, continue shallow breathing for another 5-10 seconds.

With this, you finish a set of face yoga exercises to reduce acne. You can repeat this set whenever you wish to.

Although, you can practise these techniques at least three times a day for the best results.

Holistic Approach to Acne With Face Yoga

Achieving a clear complexion through holistic face yoga must continue with just performing face yoga exercises. You must ensure that your diet and lifestyle go hand in hand with practising meditation and face yoga exercises.  

One quick advice our experts give you to reduce acne is to have lots of water. 

"Water is the ultimate moisturiser for the skin. It also ferries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in your face and body while flushing out toxins and other wastes. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day is extremely important, " says Dr Khushboo Jain, Yoga Consultant at Nirva Health.

If you want to learn more about face yoga and traditional acne treatments, contact our Health experts.

Wrapping Up!

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Finding the best home remedy for a blemish-free face is a difficult journey. The list goes on, from simple home remedies to dermatologist-recommended surgical techniques. In between all these, achieving acne-free skin with facial yoga routines is a holistic approach you can do at home in your comfort. These techniques clear your skin and give you a well-toned, beautiful face.

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