Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Men Over 40: Drink Water And Drain Your Lymph Nodes To Slim Down Your Puffy Face

by Freddie Cox

If you're a male over 40 years old and suffer from a puffy face each morning, take steps to get rid of it now. As you age, your face loses some of its elasticity, tone and strength. Fluids can build up around your eyes, nose and mouth because of the loose skin, which makes your face look older than it actually is. You can diminish the puffiness in your face by drinking plenty of water and draining the lymph nodes in your face.

What Happens to Your Body's Cells If You Don't Drink Enough Water?

If you don't drink the recommended servings of 12-13 servings of water each day for men, you may want to do so now. Although your skin loses elasticity over time, you can improve its texture and appearance by drinking the right amount of water each day. Water purifies your skin by removing toxins that damage your skin's cells. Toxins, such as dirt and bacteria, can build up inside your skin's pores and make your face appear blotchy and dry. Water also removes excess fluids from your kidneys, which can increase the puffiness in your face.

Your kidneys filter impurities from your body throughout the day and during the night. If you don't provide enough water for your kidneys to filter out the impurities in your blood, the toxins stay in your cells until your lymph vessels remove them. Lymph vessels are critical tissues of your body's immune system that help fight toxins that may prematurely age you or make you feel ill.

Each lymph vessel empties into the nodes, or ducts, placed in your abdomen, face, feet, groin, and neck. Because lymph nodes lie just below the skin, your skin appears puffy and swollen, especially around the nose, eyes and mouth. Along with drinking the proper amount of water each day, you can remove the fluids in your face by draining your lymph nodes. 

How Do You Drain the Fluids From Your Face?

To drain the fluids from around your eyes, nose, mouth, and neck, follow the steps below:

  1. Purchase one 12-ounce bottle of vitamin E oil.
  2. Dampen your face with warm water.
  3. Pour one capful of oil into the palms of your hands, then rub them together vigorously. Warm oil may help the blood circulate through your skin during the massage.
  4. Gently rub the oil into the skin on your chin, forehead and cheeks. Avoid placing the oil in your eyes, nostrils and mouth.
  5. Use the tips of your pointer finger to lightly brush the oil over the skin above your eyebrows, corners of the eyes and below the lower eyelids. You want to glide your fingers over your skin instead of rub it. You should feel the fluids suck out of your lymph nodes as you perform this step.
  6. Repeat step five 15 times.
  7. Place two fingers around each side of your nostrils, then gently brush your fingers upward until they touch at the bridge of your nose. Repeat this step 10 times.
  8. Place your pointer finger just below your earlobes, then slowly move them along your cheekbones until they end at each nostril. Do this step four times.
  9. Place the pad of one index finger in the space just below your lower lip and between your chin. Move the finger in five small circles until you feel the fluid drain out of the lymph node. 
  10. Wash your face with lukewarm water and a mild facial cleanser. Blot dry your face with a cotton towel. 

You want to perform the steps above each night or right before bedtime for the best results. Your face may appear slimmer and less tired after about a week of performing the exercise.

For more tips on how to relieve your tired, puffy face, contact an aesthetic dermatologist, such as Desert Dermatology.


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Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Ever since I was a young girl, I have had bad asthma and allergies. I had to stay in the hospital several times when I was in elementary school just to help get my asthma under control and it seemed like I was trying medication after medication with little success. I don't remember all of my childhood health details, since I was so young, but my mother has "filled in the blanks" for me. Thanks to modern medicine and a natural remedy, my health conditions are currently under control and have been for a few years now. I am very grateful for my good health, and I want to "pay it back" to others by creating a blog where I will post my health tips. I hope I can help you learn how to achieve good health!