Yoga to help your skin stay younger: Say “no” to wrinkles with these exercises. Want to let your skin remain healthy and glowing, fight wrinkles and ageing or tone the jawline?
Here’s how these Yoga exercises can help
A lesser known beauty and skincare benefit of Yoga is that it causes vasodilation (enlargement of the blood vessels), which leads to increased blood flow to the skin, providing it with more oxygen and nutrients, lending itself to a cutaneous flushing or glow. Health and fitness experts point out that Yoga asanas or exercises help achieve glowing skin, fight wrinkles and ageing, tone the jawline, and more.
Asserting that Yoga helps your skin stay younger by improving health from within, Pradeep Sattwamaya, Global Head of Yoga at Shvasa, revealed, “Regular practice of yoga can help slow down aging, wear and tear. Practicing Yoga asanas that involve twists, bends and inversions improve blood circulation throughout the body thereby invigorating the skin. When you do Yoga asanas, the resultant sweating releases toxins thereby cleansing the skin.”
He suggested, “Traditional Surya Namaskar, Ashtanga Surya Namaskar A and B are particularly beneficial. The regular stretching of muscles keeps the skin healthy and prevents dullness. Inversions such as shoulder stand and headstand reverse the force of gravity on the skin thus keeping it tight and preventing it from sagging. Breath-work (pranayama) and Yoga asanas together improve metabolism which has a positive effect on overall health. Last but not the least, you should also consume a healthy diet as per yogic practices.”