A facial roller is a worthy tool to include in your routine. Did you know, stimulating your facial lymph nodes gives your body’s natural detox process a boost, reducing bloating and swelling in the eye and neck areas as well as the rest of the face.
The lymphatic system consists of a large network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body. Intrinsically linked to your immune system, the lymphatic network aids in the removal of waste products from body tissue. The lymphatic system functions via and is dependent on the pressure of the blood system. Because of this, the efficacy of your lymph nodes in eliminating toxins is dependent on the efficacy of your circulatory system, which can mean a slower-than-desirable detoxification process.
This is why physical manipulation of the lymph nodes can help to speed up the process. Don't have a facial roller, no problem, your hands work just as well. Using the palms of your hands, start at your forehead, applying gentle pressure to slowly stretch the skin down toward the lymph nodes in your neck. Keep going, moving all the way down your face. Use care around your eyes. For under your eyes, switch to your ring finger and use a rolling movement. You'll feel boosted and as a beneficial side effect, your immune system will too.