Lymphatic drainage: your best ally in improving the appearance of the skin
Limits the appearance of cellulite, strengthens the immune system, reduces water retention and improves the appearance of the skin... Lymphatic drainage is recognized for its many virtues. Whether it is for the body or the face, this massage could well make a clear difference on the quality of your skin. But how is this possible? We explain it all to you in this article!
In concrete terms, what is lymphatic drainage ?
First, let's remember that the lymphatic system plays an essential role in our immune system. Indeed, the lymph (liquid circulating in our body and essential to our immunity) aims to transport toxins and waste present in our body to the lymph nodes. The latter will then filter and produce antibodies in case of presence of bacteria.
Lymphatic drainage is a method of massage that can be done manually or with the help of a device designed to stimulate the circulation of lymph. It helps to eliminate toxins present in our body.
The lymphatic drainage massage is performed primarily on thelymphnodes located in several areas of the body, including 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 through the elimination of toxins and waste products accumulated in the body, thus helping to fight infections and various diseases. By helping to move lymph and stimulate the lymphatic vessels, drainage can help support a strong and healthy immune system. Athletes and people who are physically active can benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage, as it helps to reduce muscle soreness, decrease recovery time and therefore improve performance.
Relieves heavy legs and water retention
By improving blood and lymphatic circulation, leg lymphatic drainage helps to fight against water retention and reduce the sensation of heavy legs. During pregnancy, in particular, the weight or the position of the baby can hinder the circulation of lymph. This phenomenon is due to the accumulation of water generally located in the legs, but also in the lower abdomen or in the arms and causes swelling and discomfort. The gestures of lymphatic massage can significantly reduce this discomfort and lose a few centimeters in just one session!
Improve the appearance of the skin
By promoting better circulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system, lymphatic drainage can help reduce puffiness, swelling and cellulite on the skin. Indeed, through repeated massage movements, the skin becomes smoother, clearer and more toned. It should also be noted that lymphatic drainage allows the regeneration of tissues and therefore promotes good healing of the skin!
Perform a lymphatic drainage massage yourself
It is totally possible to adopt a routine through a few simple maneuvers to do at home, in just a few minutes!
- Dry brushing technique: using a small brush, make smoothing movements from the ankle to the knee and then from the knee to the top of the thighs to help bring the 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 the skin feeling soft and smoother. It is recommended not to press too much on the brush in order not to attack 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 the firmness of the epidermis.
Start your detox firming routine by applying the smoothing body scrub, using circular movements. Enriched with exfoliating powders of natural origin, oils and vegetable butters, this creamy scrub gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin while activating the skin's cellular renewal.
Next, use the Firming Grape Oil or the Active Firming Cream all over the body, using smoothing movements from bottom to top. On the legs, start from the feet and work your way up to the knee, then from the knee to the groin. Similarly for the arms, start from the hands to the armpits. You can also do a belly lymphatic drainage yourself by making circular movements starting from the navel and gradually widening the movement towards the outside.
By combining this massage technique with the Firming Grape Collection, your skin will be moisturized, firmed and the orange peel appearance reduced!
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 upon application, place the tube in the refrigerator before use.
- Lymphatic drainage for the face
Yes, lymphatic drainage is also practiced on the face!
Based on the same principles as for the body, the action of the massage and the pumping of the ganglions will allow the tissues to be decongested. During a facial drainage, the gestures are therefore directed from the inside to the outside of the face, the ganglions being on both sides of the neck. The face is then less swollen and signs of fatigue are reduced.
Facial lymphatic drainage also helps to prevent skin aging and reduce and reduce redness. To reinforce its action, use our Light Cream or Rich Cream with Peony ! With its moisturizing properties, your complexion will be radiant.
To complete your facial routine you can also use a gua sha stone and smooth your skin from the center of the face to the extremities. This technique from traditional Chinese medicine improves blood circulation while facilitating the elimination of toxins.
You will have understood, opting for lymphatic drainage is an effective way to boost blood circulation, drain and help eliminate waste from our body. Whether dry or combined with the Raisin Firming collection, the action of lymphatic massage on the body helps to limit the appearance of orange peel skin, reduce the sensation of heavy legs and smooth the skin. Lymphatic drainage on the face helps to fight against skin aging. The face is then less swollen, the pockets reduced. The skin is smoother and more radiant!