Lymphatic drainage: your best ally for improving skin appearance

lymphatic drainage

Limits the appearance of cellulite, strengthens the immune system, reduces water retention and improves the appearance of the skin... Lymphatic drainage is renowned for its many virtues. Whether for the body or the face, this massage could well make a clear difference to the quality of your skin. But how is this possible? We explain it all in this article!

What is lymphatic drainage? ?

The lymphatic system plays an essential role in our immune system. Lymph (the liquid circulating in our body and essential to our immunity) transports toxins and waste products from our body to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes then filter and produce antibodies in the presence of bacteria.

Lymphatic drainage is a massage method that can be performed either manually or using a device designed to stimulate lymph circulation. It helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Lymphatic drainage massage is performed mainly onlymphnodes located in various areas of the body, notably the neck, under the arms and in the groin. This massage method is gentle, slow and regular

What are the benefits of lymphatic drainage ?

  • Strengthens the immune system

The primary function of lymphatic drainage is to strengthen the immune system by eliminating toxins and waste accumulated in the body, thus helping to fight infection and various diseases. By helping to move lymph and stimulate lymphatic vessels, drainage can help support a strong, healthy immune system. Athletes and people involved in physical activity in particular can benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage, as it helps to reduce muscle soreness, shorten recovery time and thus improve performance.

  • Relieves heavy legs and water retention

By improving blood and lymph circulation, leg lymph drainage helps combat water retention and reduce the sensation of heavy legs. During pregnancy in particular, the weight or position of the baby can impede lymph circulation. This phenomenon is due to the accumulation of water, generally localized in the legs, but also in the lower abdomen or arms, causing swelling and discomfort. Lymphatic massage gestures can significantly reduce this discomfort, enabling you to lose a few centimetres in just one session!

  • Improve skin appearance

By improving circulation and detoxifying the lymphatic system, lymphatic drainage can help reduce puffiness, swelling and cellulite. In fact, repeated massaging movements make the skin smoother, clearer and more toned. It's also worth noting that lymphatic drainage helps to regenerate tissues , thus promoting good skin healing!

Do it yourself lymphatic drainage massage

It's totally possible to adopt a routine with a few simple maneuvers at home, and in just a few minutes!

  • Dry-brushing technique: using a small brush, make smoothing movements from the ankle to the knee, then from the knee to the top of the thighs, to help move lymph up to the lymph nodes in the groin area. You can do the same from the hands to the armpits. This technique stimulates lymphatic drainage, unclogs pores and leaves skin soft and smoother. It's advisable not to apply too much pressure to the brush, to avoid damaging the skin.



  • Body care routine with our Firming Grape collection:
    Known for its
    revitalizing and antioxidant benefits, grapes, bursting with nutrients, minerals and vitamins, protect the skin, promote cell regeneration and intensify epidermal firmness.

Start your detox firming routine by applying the smoothing body scrub, using circular movements. Enriched with naturally-derived exfoliating powders, plant oils and butters, this rich cream gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin, while activating skin cell renewal.

Next, apply Grape Firming Smoothing Oil or Active Firming Cream all over the body, using upward, smoothing movements. For the legs, start at the feet and work up to the knee, then from the knee to the groin. The same goes for the arms, from the hands to the armpits. You can also perform lymphatic drainage of the abdomen yourself, using circular movements starting from the navel and gradually widening outwards.

By combining this massage technique with the Firming Grape Collection, your skin will be moisturized, firmed and the orange peel appearance reduced!

Proven effectiveness:

Skin firmness: +14.8%* 

Orange peel effect : -17.4%** 

95% of women find their skin more hydrated ***.

* Cutometry test, 13 women, 28 days ** Measured by fringe projection *** Clinical test, 22 women, % satisfaction after 21 days of use

Tip: for a more intense sensation of freshness and a tightening effect immediately after application, place the tube in the fridge before use.


  • Facial lymph drainage

Yes, lymphatic drainage can also be performed on the face!

Based on the same principles as for the body,the action of massaging and pumping the lymph nodes will decongest the tissues. Facial drainage is performed from the inside to the outside of the face, with lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. As a result, the face is less swollen and signs of fatigue are reduced.

Facial lymphatic drainage also helps to prevent skin aging and reduce redness. To reinforce its action, use our PeonyLight Cream or Peony Rich Cream ! With its moisturizing properties, your complexion will be radiant.

To complete your facial routine, you can also use a gua sha stone to smooth your skin from the center of the face to the extremities. This technique, derived from traditional Chinese medicine, improves blood circulation and facilitates the elimination of toxins.


As you can see, opting for lymphatic drainage is an effective way to boost blood circulation, drain and help eliminate waste products from the body. Whether dry or combined with the Raisin Firming collection, lymphatic massage helps reduce the appearance of orange peel skin, reduce the sensation of heavy legs and smooth the skin. Lymphatic drainage for the face helps combat skin aging. The face is less puffy, and puffiness is reduced. The skin is smoother and more radiant!