At AsianaTV we’ve always got our fingers on the pulse when comes to the latest fashion and beauty trends, but we don’t usually have our fingers on our face, until now! Make-Up Artist, Beauty Expert, and Author Nadira V Persaud is currently shaking up the beauty industry with her self-care technique: ‘Facial Workouts’. It’s a trend that all Beauty Editors are talking about and championing, but for Nadira, it’s more than a fad; it’s a lifestyle that she’s been practising since she was a teenager.
Face workouts can be done anytime, anyplace, anywhere and it’s completely free! All you need is a copy of Nadira’s book Face Workouts for Beginners to guide you step-by-step, how to do different exercises, some moisturiser, and clean fingers. Intrigued? We asked Nadira to explain more.
What is a facial workout?
Face workouts are a sequence of exercises using pressure and massage techniques. It’s a hands-on method, quite literally that can lead to toning and definition in your face with lifting and sculpted results. It can also improve the quality of your skin and has multiple relaxation benefits. Personally, I’d describe it as bliss!
Do you need any special products or tools to do a facial workout?
No! There are no specific tools required, however, the exercises can be adapted and applied using face blades or rollers instead of your fingers – whatever suits you. There are some exercises in the book that are a bit more intense as they use your knuckles, and for those ones, I recommend using a face oil or moisturiser to avoid dragging your skin.
What inspired you to write a book about face workouts?
I was taught face exercises as a teenager by my mother as part of my daily skincare routine. The idea was not to rely solely on skincare but to manipulate your skin to relieve tension and maintain tone, using easy massage techniques.
I’ve been applying these techniques to my clients for many years and am often asked about my personal routine, so it seemed a good time to write a book and share the exercises I do. There’s been a big rise in the interest in holistic beauty and as I show in my book, the routines are a lot easier than you might think, anyone can do them and experience the benefits.
It’s split into different types of exercise and I’ve even created specific workouts for a morning routine, and exercises that target specific parts of your face that may be a concern to you like relieving tension in areas such as your forehead that can lead to forehead frowns. I also introduce a ‘pinch and hold’ technique for relieving tension and increasing blood flow to improve circulation.