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What To Know About Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massages

Lymphatic Drainage Might Be the Answer to Your Skin Concerns — Here's How It Works

What To Know About Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massages
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Forget your 10-step skincare routine; what if a facial massage could change the look of your skin? With techniques designed for lymphatic drainage, it can. And based on a spike in Yelp searches, this beauty treatment is about to heat up big time.

If you've ever googled what a jade roller or Gua Sha does, you might've seen the term lymphatic drainage, or at least a breakdown of its many benefits. Toned, depuffed, and glowing skin can all be achieved using the method. Before pretty tools were symbols of modern wellness — thanks to Instagram-worthy aesthetics and the ease of at-home use — this is how they became Chinese beauty staples centuries ago.

To better understand how lymphatic drainage works, we reached out to a seasoned expert: celebrity facialist and newly-minted author of Glow From Within, Joanna Vargas. Ahead, she breaks down the connection between the skin and lymphatic system, various massage methods (spoiler: it's not just for your face), and more.

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