Happy Tuesday Beautiful!
I can’t believe it’s already October! It’s fitting that a few days into the start of the fall season, the weather has shifted in New York. It is now feeling a bit chilly and breezy, a sign that the colder temperatures will soon be here. For those of you who missed it, check out my previous post on how to shift your skincare routine for the fall in order to avoid cold weather skin woes. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though there are more research and breakthroughs happening, at this time in the United States, about one out of every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her life. That’s why I wanted to focus on lymphatic drainage today and go into depth on what it is and how it can help both those battling breast cancer, as well as those looking to increase your overall health and wellness:
The good news is that there are a variety of simple ways to perform manual lymphatic drainage on yourself at home. From dry brushing to Gua Sha, utilizing a few simple tools can help ensure your lymphatic system is keeping fluids moving and getting rid of toxins. Dry brushing is amazing for helping to stimulate your lymphatic system. For an easy guide to dry brushing, see my previous article here. Also, as we approach cold and flu season, I love this DIY Sinus Gua Sha Massage to help eliminate inflammation in your sinuses that comes along with the common cold. Another way to incorporate this into your routine and to help rid you of undereye bags and puffiness is to use a jade roller (as explained here) to get the stagnant fluid to drain and leave you looking well rested. Finally, for those of you who prefer to try this method the good old fashioned way, here is my 3-minute Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage you can perform on yourself using just your hands.
Have you heard of manual lymphatic drainage? Did you know that it could help you achieve a variety of health and beauty goals, while also helping to treat lymphedema? Let me know if you try out my suggestions and how they keep you looking and feeling amazing!
I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always wonderful sharing these great tips with you all!
With all my love,
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