Meghan Markle Swears By This Free, "Natural Alternative to Botox"

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In 2014, Meghan Markle told Birchbox, “I practice Nichola Joss’s facial yoga exercises—she basically has you sculpt your face from the inside out. I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are way more sculpted.” So we had to find out more about any practice that helps the Duchess of Sussex keep that sparkling glow.

We’ve long known the positive effects of yoga on the mind and body, but with 57 muscles in the face and neck alone, are we missing a trick by omitting our faces from our routine? More and more yoga studios up and down the country are offering face yoga sessions on their timetables. To get the lowdown, Byrdie tried a face-yoga class. Keep scrolling to see what we made of this Meghan Markle–approved practice.