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These facial yoga exercises will erase your dark circles and puffiness around the eyes

Updated on:19 October 2020, 11:02am IST
Facial yoga can be extremely beneficial to those who are struggling with dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
Grace Bains
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Trust facial yoga to get rid of dark circles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Your eyes aren’t just the window to the soul, but also your health! You see, having dark circles and puffy eyes naturally makes you look under the weather and fatigued. No matter how perfect your skincare routine is—having dark circles and puffiness around the eyes will always add dullness to your face.

Frustrating, isn’t it? But, nothing facial yoga can’t take care of! It might take a little longer to see results but if you practice facial yoga regularly, you will experience its long lasting effects on your under-eye area. The best part of facial yoga is that it can be done anywhere and at any time. You will only need 15 minutes from your daily schedule to practice it.

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Try these 3 facial yoga exercises that will erase your dark circles and smoothen the puffiness around your eyes:

1. Tap your dark circles away

Place your index and middle finger on the inner side of your eye socket. Press gently for 5 to 10 seconds. Next, start tapping the under-eye region lightly. Go from inside to outside and trace the area in a circular fashion till above your eyebrows. Do 10 to 15 repetitions of this as a part of your facial yoga routine.

Facial yoga home remedies for dark circles
Even expensive under-eye patches can’t do what facial yoga for dark circles can. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The tapping action will improve blood circulation in the area, and this improved blood flow will lighten dark circles, making your under-eye area look healthy and youthful.

2. Use the victory sign to remove puffiness

Make a victory sign using your index and middle finger. Place the index finger on the outer corner of the eye and the middle finger on the inner corner. You will have to perform this exercise for both the eyes simultaneously. Use very light pressure to press your fingers down and look up with your eyeballs.

The trick here is that you cannot wrinkle up your forehead. So, ensure that you keep your forehead absolutely smooth even when you’re looking up. Squint your eyes slightly and hold this for a minimum of 10 seconds. Doing this thrice a day will ensure that you don’t experience puffiness.

3. Pull back for smooth under-eye skin

Place the index finger on your eyebrow and the middle finger below your eye. Do this for both the eyes. Now, pull the fingers towards the hairline with light pressure on the skin. As you pull the fingers, close the gap between them.

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By the time they reach your hairline, there should be no gap between the fingertips. Tap at the hairline slightly. Now, repeat this 3 to 5 times. This will smoothen the skin under your eyes and enhance blood circulation which will lighten the dark circles.

So, set aside 15 minutes daily to experience the benefits of facial yoga.

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Grace Bains Grace Bains

Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.