Yoga is practiced by over 36.7 million people in the U.S., and will most likely be tried by another 80 million people this year alone, according to a recent study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance. While yoga is highly effective at relieving stress and improving strength and flexibility, many don’t know that yoga also offers several beauty benefits.
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Want to learn more about how to achieve a slimmer, stronger body while enhancing your beauty at the same time? Check out these four surprising ways yoga can help you feel and look more beautiful.
1. Trimmer, more defined contours
While many choose yoga for its anti-stress and relaxation benefits, the exercise doubles as a way to lose excess weight and improve your strength and fitness level. Plus, considering stress triggers weight gain, yoga helps you manage and reduce stress so you can maintain a healthy, normal weight. In many cases, stress can lead to overeating, unhealthy food choices, and poor sleep hygiene — all of which contribute to weight gain.
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2. Thicker, glossier hair
Yoga experts say that certain yoga poses such as headstands and handstands improve blood circulation to the scalp, which helps nourish hair follicles to promote the growth of thicker, shinier hair. Hair loss is a common side effect of inflammation and stress, but practicing yoga regularly can lend to more beautiful, healthier-looking hair.
3. Improvements in under-eye bags
Yoga naturally helps improve your sleep patterns so you can wake up feeling more refreshed, alert, and energetic on a daily basis. If you have dark under-eye bags or circles on behalf of insomnia or lack of sleep, yoga not only helps you sleep better, but improves blood flow and circulation to your face to make under-eye bags less noticeable.
If your dark under-eye circles are hereditary or won’t go away after practicing yoga regularly, eyelid surgery can help you achieve rejuvenated, younger-looking eyes. Eyelid surgery can address puffy under-eye circles and droopy-looking lids to help you look and feel younger and more vibrant.
4. Radiant, glowing skin
Many yoga poses bring blood to your head and face, which helps produce a warm, rosy glow most women can only achieve through certain skin rejuvenation treatments. Practicing yoga can help banish and prevent acne, and lends to smooth, radiant skin that makes you look younger than your true years.
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