Lymphatic Drainage 101: How to Combat Dull, Puffy Skin and Radiantly GLOW

Lymphatic Drainage 101: How to Combat Dull, Puffy Skin and Radiantly GLOW

Lymphatic drainage massage is a technique that gently drains excess fluid by using light pressure and specific motions. The lymphatic system is a component of the immune system that assists the body in eliminating toxins and waste. If the lymphatic system is not functioning properly, fluid buildup can occur, resulting in puffy skin. Stagnation of the lymphatic system can also result in an increase in toxins, which can make the skin look dull or even cause acne breakouts.

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage?

Lymphatic drainage removes toxic and congestive substances from tissues, allowing for better nutrient absorption. Gua sha massage stimulates circulation and blood flow in addition to assisting with lymphatic drainage. Blood distributes oxygen and nutrients to other cells, and lymphatic drainage and massage work together to remove toxins from tissues while also allowing the skin to absorb more nutrients.

Additional benefits of lymphatic drainage:

  • Increasing blood flow to the skin to give it a healthy glow 
  • Puffiness and fluid buildup in the skin are reduced. 
  • Over time, the face becomes firmer and more lifted. 

How to Perform Lympathic Drainage Using Gua Sha Facial Massage Tool
  1. Begin with a freshly cleansed face and a facial oil or serum to prepare the skin. Our favourite is the Facial Recovery Oil or Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil are our favourites for ensuring that tools glide over the skin without pulling.
  2. Begin with the forehead, keeping the  Gua Sha Facial Massage Tool flat against your face. Scrape from the brows to the hairline in an upward motion.
  3. Scrape the gua sha tool from the inner corner of the eye outwards to the temple for the under-eye area. Because the area is so delicate, only light pressure should be used.
  4. Along the cheeks, scrape outwards from the crease of the nose to the ear Because there are many lymph nodes around the ear, you should massage iall the way to the ear.
  5. Move to the jawline and utilise the two curves on the end of the gua sha tool. Begin scraping from the chin and work your way up to the ear. 
  6. Gently scrape down from the top of the neck to the lymph nodes along the collar bone, keeping the tool as flat as possible. You can incorporate the neck in one move with Step 5, using one large swipe along the jaw and then down the neck.

We recommend that each movement should be performed at least 5 times on each side of the face. 


Reference: Mount Lai

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