Oct 11, 2022sandra GASMI CONSULTING
Long recognized as an alternative anti-aging beauty treatment, facial yoga is a technique that helps tone, stimulate and sculpt facial muscles. Facial yoga also effectively fights against wrinkles, expression lines and sagging facial skin.

Goodbye botox and facelifts of all kinds, your best ally is yourself!

In this article we will detail the benefits of facial yoga and all the secrets to performing a good massage.


Originally, yoga is a Hindu discipline which aims to unite body and mind. 5,000 years old, the discipline has spread widely in the West over the centuries, both as a sporting and spiritual practice.

The health benefits of practicing yoga are proven. Thanks to a set of postures and breathing exercises, yoga combines physical and mental activity.

Its practice will help to soften and strengthen the muscles in depth but also to regulate the flow of energy within the body and to relieve anxiety.

Today there are different types of yoga. The so-called “classic” postures are still relevant, but the way of performing them has evolved.

Postures and breathing exercises can be more or less energetic and target specific parts of the body (the face, stomach) and the body (the cardiovascular, digestive and nervous systems).


Facial yoga is a practice that exploded during the first confinement. At that time, to introduce people to this new massage technique, dozens of tutorial videos were published every day.

Because we had more time for ourselves and not much else to do, many Internet users were seduced by this practice and today facial yoga has more and more followers.

Facial yoga is a formidable practice to combat the marks of aging such as wrinkles and sagging of the skin, in addition to the application of cosmetic treatments. Its regular practice helps to soften the expression muscles, resculpt facial features and help the skin maintain its tone.

It is also very effective in reducing expression lines, sagging eyelids, dark circles and restoring radiance to the skin. It offers the muscles of the face and neck, but also the head, deep relaxation.

Finally, the different exercises performed during a facial self-massage help stimulate lymphatic nodules and cell renewal and effectively combat sagging skin.


Facial yoga is simple to perform. No equipment needed! You can do your massage anywhere, and just a few minutes a day is enough.

It is very important to nourish your skin well before a facial yoga practice. You can use your usual facial cream or oil. At Demain®, we advise you to apply Sculpt & Glow Facial Oil to clean, dry skin.

In terms of equipment, your fingers may be enough. They allow you to perform almost all techniques including acupressure.

You can nevertheless complete your toolbox with Gua Sha and/or Rollers made of semi-precious stones to vary the sensations.


Although the results of facial yoga are visible quite quickly, you must respect a few rules:
  • Regularity: repeat the exercises every day for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Gentleness: no sudden movements!
  • Breathing: as in classic yoga, breathing is at the center of the practice.

Although they offer deep relaxation to the face and head, some facial yoga exercises have contraindications:

1. Do not contract an unwanted area while practicing a facial yoga exercise: you risk creating wrinkles that you did not have until then! It is best to practice your exercises for the first time in front of your yoga teacher who will correct you if necessary.

2. Be particularly vigilant if you suffer from bruxism (involuntary teeth grinding), cervical hernia or any other pain in the neck and head.

3. Focus on your breathing. Use gentle, slow movements. At the slightest pain you feel, stop the exercise and focus on another part of your face. If in doubt, consult a doctor before starting a session. The goal is to relax you, not to trigger new pain!

4. Avoid practicing facial yoga if you have had cosmetic surgery less than 15 days ago (Botox or hyaluronic acid injection). And prohibit the practice if you have installed tensioning wires.


  • Acupressure
Acupressure is excellent for toning facial muscles, decongesting slightly swollen areas, stimulating hydration, awakening the radiance of the skin, deepening relaxation and smoothing features while subtly working on the emotions at the same time. origin of expression lines.

The movements should be slow and aligned with your breathing. Inhale deeply and on the exhale, press the acupressure points meeting your goals.

To identify them, see (further) the paragraph “ HOW TO LEARN FACIAL YOGA TECHNIQUES ”.

  • Lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage helps promote the elimination of toxins and excess waste from the face. These excesses are manifested by swelling in the lower eyelids (the famous bags under the eyes) or the lower face. They can also be the cause of inflammation, redness or irritation.

Regular lymphatic drainage practice will eliminate these ailments while restoring luminous skin.
Caution: the lymphatic system is located on the surface of the skin, favor light, gentle and slow movements.

  • Other popular techniques
1. Smoothing and stretching:
The first cause of the appearance of wrinkles is due to muscular (over)contraction linked to our expressions. To reduce these expression lines, wrinkle smoothing and stretching techniques work miracles!

2. Exfoliating wrinkles:
To fade a wrinkle, erase it! To do this, you need to make a “scrubbing” movement on the wrinkle with your index finger in the opposite direction of the wrinkle.

3. Facial gymnastics:
With age, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen slows down drastically. The skin regenerates more slowly, it wrinkles and gradually loses its density and firmness. Furthermore, the oval of the face blurs under the effect of gravity. Muscle toning exercises are therefore very suitable for slowing down and countering the signs of aging.


As seen previously, practicing facial yoga requires taking numerous precautions beforehand and throughout the session. Furthermore, we all have a unique face and expressions that are our own. Expression lines and correction needs therefore differ from one person to another.

For these reasons, we advise you to start your practice with one or a few individual facial yoga classes. These courses will allow you to identify with your practitioner the areas to work on, the exercises to favor and the points of vigilance to monitor. They can be taken face-to-face or remotely.

You can book your session with many practitioners in your region or on our website with Sandra Gasmi, founder of Demain®, graduated in facial yoga by Sylvie Lefranc.

Once you have become accustomed to this practice and the specificities of your face, you can continue your training by following group facial yoga classes and/or draw inspiration from the numerous tutorials that you can find on the internet.