You may like to know that the lymph system is a network of vessels running through our bodies, responsible for removing waste and toxins from the cells. And according to research, a good lympathic network not only improves our overall health and well-being, but our beauty as well.
Here is a simple 6-step facial massage technique to specifically activate our lymph and benefit our face and neck area, recommended in an article from allnaturalbeauty.us.
Using the outer sides of your index fingers, briskly massage up and down on the forehead for 30 seconds.
Using the tips of your index fingers, briskly massage the sides of your face, from temples near hairline to the bottoms of your ears. Massage for 30 seconds.
Using the outer sides of your index fingers and starting at your cheekbone area right beside your nose, “hook up” under each cheekbone and gently “jiggle” your index fingers back and forth. Gradually move down the cheekbone and continue jiggling to the center of the cheekbone, directly below the center of the eye. To complete this step, using the outer sides of your thumbs, hook up under the opposite side of the cheekbones directly under the outside of the eye area. Continue “jiggling” until you have reached the center of the cheekbone.
Open your mouth slightly, creating a slackness and a looseness in the hollow directly below your cheekbone. Using the tips of three fingers, gently massage in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
Using the undersides of your thumbs, hook up under the jaw line beginning directly below the ears. “Jiggle” the skin with your thumbs, moving down the jaw line until thumbs meet in the center of your chin.
Collapse your head to the left, tilting it so that your neck muscles are relaxed on the left side. Using your right hand, hold your four fingers straight and firmly together. Start just under the jaw line of the left side of your face, and slide your hand down the side of your neck and out across your shoulder. Repeat 10 times on the left side. Then do the same for the right side. You may feel the lymph moving and, as a result, a tingling sensation in the neck and arm area.
To jump start to healthier looking skin with a vibrant glow, it is recommended that you use the facial massage techniques daily for one to two weeks, and thereafter slow down to one per week. And always remember to use a moisturizing mask or cream to create slippage, as you should not perform the facial massage on dry skin.
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