The secret to keeping your skin looking and feeling good
Lymphatic drainage has been a secret of mine since the very beginning of my skin care obsession! I’ve been using my jade roller for as long as I can remember due to its incredible long lasting and immediate results. As I got older and began to research the different ways I can include lymphatic drainage in my routine, I found out that it can be used on my entire body. Lymphatic drainage has changed the game! Everything from texture to cellulite has improved. I decided to write about my four top ways I include lymphatic drainage in my everyday skin care regime to help persuade you to start incorporating it in yours! .
Jade Roller: I use my jade roller every morning and use it over my daily moisturizer or any hydrating serum. I roll the larger side all over my face starting at my chin in upward and outer strokes and use the smaller end under my eye area going outward. Pro tip: I keep it in my beauty fridge so that it gets extra cold and helps reduce any morning puffiness! My jade roller is rose quartz, which promotes self-love and is great for sensitive skin. Feel free to use another stone for any other properties you are looking for!
Gua Sha: Another favorite of mine! I look forward to ending every night with my rose quarts gua sha and my nighttime serum from Drunk Elephant. I work the stone around my jaw and chin to help chisel my jaw and prevent any double chins. I then gua sha one side of my face at a time starting from my chin. I go in outward strokes and make sure the stone is slanted on my face so that my face can absorb the benefits of the rose quarts. When I get to the eye, I start with three outward strokes. Then, I hold the stone perpendicular to the eye and go outward in wave motions (going up and down). Don’t be afraid to get into the hairline and use the different sides of the stone to target the cheekbones or any areas you wish.
Dry Brushing: This is something that I have been doing for a few months now, and I am in love!! My skin has never been softer, and I have seen improvements in my cellulite and stretch marks. I use a dry brush before I shower and stroke upwards going from ankle to knee, knee to hip, wrist to elbow, and elbow to shoulder. I brush clockwise circles on my stomach and brush upwards on my back. Target the areas prone to cellulite and keep in mind that this is great exfoliation but should never be painful. I try to dry brush at least twice a week and follow it with a hot shower and body lotion or oil.
Legs up: The easiest thing you can do, and it’s free! I end every workout with my legs up against the wall. If I don’t work out, I end my night this way and put my leg up against my bed’s headboard. It promotes lymphatic fluid circulation by bringing blood to the heart. It is a great way to recover after a long day or tough workout. I like to keep my legs up for 10 minutes, passing the time listening to my favorite podcasts or reading from a book.
What do you think?