We’ve all been there – in the morning, after an evening of fun, we wake up with red, stained, unclean or swollen skin. “The inflammatory response is due to alcohol and sugar, and the swelling is due to water retention from super salty foods,” said Britta Plug, holistic esthetician and health coach.
To work with it, we have to spend a few minutes in the morning draining the Lymph, relieving the inflammation and rinsing everything. I recommend initial giving your body a heat lemon in the morning and gentle exercises such as walking or Yoga to get the Lymph moving – the main culprit for a swollen face.
If you don’t have your dry brush, in the morning she swears by a “hot and cold” shower which, according to her, can displace the Lymph. Hot water opens the blood vessels, and cold water narrows them. If you do it several times, your skin becomes a pump, she explains, which activates the Lymph.
Try this self-massage technique-lymphatic drainage.
I recommend this celebration step by step because it affects all the lymphatic centers of your collarbone. For each step, create 10 circles with the pads of your index and middle fingers moving outward.
I emphasize the importance of the technique here – use shiny circles and keep your fingers glued to the same piece of skin to move the skin itself in a circle. It works with the Lymph because it is superficial, is just under the skin and reacts to the softer touch.
It will be a lymphatic activator. The lymph nodes stimulate the swelling of the face.
Start with the collarbone and make 10 circles just above the bone near the depression.
Then move to the side of your neck under your jaw, where the lymph nodes swell when you have a cold, and make 10 small circles here. Note that it is located under the face, not on the face.
Then make 10 small outer circles on the outer corner of the jaw-now they are on the face.
Move your fingers in front of your ear, on the face next to your Tragus and make 10 small circles here.
Then make 10 small outer circles on your temples.
If your eyes are also swollen, place your fingers upwards under the eye and also make 10 slow circles outward. You can switch in the middle just below your eye and closer to your cheekbones.
Finish the Routine by stroking the side of the neck from below the jaw to the collarbone 10 times and making a gentle movement 10 times. As a result, all the lymph and swelling will drain from the face.
It may be tempting to have (another) cup of caffeinated coffee or tea, but after the experience of working with himself and treating clients, more stimulants cause more inflammation in the body. And it goes without saying, but giving your body a break from all that sugar will also help tremendously.