Try This Meditation Trick for Preventing Fine Lines

allure logoOriginal Article by Sarah Kinonen. In a world where Donald Trump is president and digital dependency is the real deal, finding time to unplug and zen out is almost a necessity. But did you know that during the time you’re om-ing away the stresses of the day, you could actually be counteracting future wrinkles? According to Suze Yalof Schwartz, founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation Studio, making time for yourself to meditate—16 seconds, to be exact—will not only ground you, but will also help relax the muscles in your face that can inevitably lead to fine lines.

“A lot of people carry tension in their face, and that is the number one thing [that can lead to wrinkles],” Yalof Schwartz told Allure at a recent Aerie event to celebrate the launch of her new book, Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers. “The key is to relax your face—relaxing your forehead, relaxing your eyes, relaxing your mouth, relaxing your body.”