4. Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system is like the sewage system of the skin: It pumps out all the metabolic waste that our cells push out. But when that system slows down, which happens with age as well as inactivity, skin looks puffy and unhealthy, and things like eye bags and dark circles become that much worse.
We are believers in doing your own daily lymphatic facial massage while applying your morning moisturizer and eye cream. And the best news is that this technique only takes a minute or so. Here’s how to do it:
Start at the midpoint of your forehead and move your fingers gently out to your temples, down in front of your ears, over your jaw, and down your neck. Repeat three times.
With your eye cream, run your fingers above your eyes and out toward your temples and down your face. Then do the same thing under the eyes. Repeat this three times as well.
Finally, start in front of each ear and run your fingers down your jawline and neck.
Repeat three times, and you’re done!