Ditch Botox and try these 3 alternatives for a youthful glow

If we had to crown something the “magic elixir of youth,” it would probably be Botox. Since popping onto the scene in the late ‘80s, it’s been a go-to for both guys and gals looking to hit rewind on ageing signs.

But is Botox the only game in town? Those injections aren’t exactly pain free, come with potential side effects, and can leave your wallet feeling significantly lighter. Who wouldn’t want to keep their skin fresh and vibrant without going under the needle?

Good news, skincare lovers! There are three fantastic alternatives to maintain your youthful glow, and you can do them all at home: facial massage, facial sauna, and face yoga.

@carolinehannibal I like to do 5-7x each step for best results ☀️ #faceyoga #facelift #lymphaticdrainage ♬ original sound – malak

Picture this: you, either with the help of a pro or flying solo, indulging in a facial massage. It’s the secret sauce many celebs swear by—and rightly so. Quick, painless, and toxin-banishing, facial massage boosts blood circulation, tightens those chillaxed tissues, and gives your face that lifted look.

And guess what? You can get hands-on with facial pressure techniques, or elevate your game with tools like the jade roller or gua sha. Add a touch of luxury with a facial oil or rich moisturiser, making it an enjoyable process that lets those nourishing ingredients dive deep into your skin.

@lebaneseangel22 Replying to @Tiara Danyel Gua Sha with me!!! Extended version and im moving slow for beginners, but once you get the hang of this it should take you 2-3 minutes a day! #guasha #terahertzguasha #guashatutorial #guashawithme #guasharoutine #guashatips ♬ original sound – MW

Now, let’s talk about face yoga—it’s like hitting the gym but for your face. Beyond toning your skin and dialling down wrinkles, face yoga is your ticket to headache relief and an upgraded mood. Just 30 minutes, twice a week, and you’ll start noticing those results in about 8 weeks. Find your favourite exercises online or join scheduled classes for the full experience.

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Lastly, there’s the not-so-common facial sauna. Forget the traditional sauna scene; this one happens at home or in beauty havens. Imagine a steamy self-care session where warm air revs up your skin’s blood flow, opens those pores wide, and sends toxins and dead cells packing. Finish it off with masks and other skincare goodies to let them work their magic deep within your skin.

So, say goodbye to Botox and hello to these natural alternatives for a radiant, youthful glow!

This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Greece
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer

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