The important scene in every movie where the main character wakes up in the morning, looking artfully disheveled, is something that always amazes us. No swollen face or lips or no strange pain in her neck! How in the world is it possible for anyone in the morning to have glowing skin? Is this just a thing on the big screen that exists?
That is where the term “lymphatic drainage massage” comes in. As part of the nighttime skincare regimen, we checked it out, and the result was almost instant, and now it’s become a permanent staple of the skincare routine and we suggest you do that too!
What is lymphatic drainage?
Our bodies have a lymphatic mechanism that depends on the passage of our muscles into the lymph channels to hold blood. However, occasionally, this fluid may build up in a certain region and cause swelling. The aim of the massage is to minimize swelling and increase circulation, and daily massage has been shown to help the regeneration of skin cells and improve the texture and wellbeing of the skin.
For anyone that suffers from lymphedema, fibromyalgia, skin conditions, insomnia, arthritis, and migraines, it is often helpful. With no tool other than your own hands, you can comfortably do it yourself, from the comfort of your house!
Steps to perform the massage are as follows if you are convinced now to include it into your daily routine! It is not only highly beneficial but extremely easy as well because you can do it all by yourself and end up feeling so refreshed with youthful and glowing skin that would surely turn heads all around.
Wash your hands, first of all, and clean your face. Apply the face oil or cream of your choosing to keep the skin from tugging. This isn’t a deep tissue massage so you must use low pressure. From the base of the neck, commence your massage. Place each hand’s index and middle fingers on either side of the throat, just over the collarbone. Toward the center of the collarbone, slip your fingertips inward.
Using pressured movements that are gradual and measured, shift right beneath your ears to the lymph nodes in your stomach. Briefly rub it. Massage your chin now, under your lips, in the middle. Switch to the side of your lips from there, to the top of your jawline.
Massage the cheekbones and then, in upward, circular gestures, the under-eye region. Finally, the brow bones and the middle of the forehead are massaged, progressing to the temples. Lay back, at last, and rest!