Gua Sha- a word you must have heard millions of times by now. Every beauty guru raving about facial tools these days. So I thought to give it a try myself.
Recently i was introduced to White Lotus. It is a UK based brand and they deal in high quality beauty tools. They had sent me few facial tools and I am bowled over the quality of products. If you are looking for authentic Rose Quartz or Jade beauty tools then White Lotus is the place to buy. The products can bought from Cult Beauty or from White Lotus website itself. I loved how beautifully it was packed. It came in a sturdy box with a silk bed where the tool rests.
So the first product I will talk about here is GUA SHA tool. It is one of the oldest technique Chinese people used to release muscle tension and increase circulation. Apart from its beauty uses it has many health uses which helps you get rid of pain in any part of body.I have not used it for body. I just use on my face. It instantly increases the blood circulation and boosts collagen production. You can also use it to absorb serum/cream better.It boosts circulation by more than 300%.It stimulates the dermis to support collagen production, manipulating areas of tension to relax facial muscles, exponentially increases blood and lymphatic flow. All this leads to a brighter, healthier, more radiant complexion.For so many beauty benefits it is also called BOTOX of the east.
HOW TO USE
You need to lightly scrap it against your skin from bottom to top. It will make your face turn warm and red which is a sign of increased blood circulation. It also helps in lymphatic drainage. It also de puffs the skin and brings fresh oxygen and nutreients to the skin.
As you scrap the skin with Gua Sha micro circulation of blood is increased.It brings oxygenated blood to the dermal layers clearing congestion, stimulating cell renewal and brightening your complexion.It helps in cell regeneration and tissue repair much more efficient, which is extremely helpful if you’re recovering from acne or trying to get rid of acne scars.
There are few immediate effects I saw after massaging-
There are many long term benefits of the tool which includes the face contouring which means an improved jaw line and no double chin. It is also said to control acne and reduces wrinkles.Overall I am really loving this new tool in my beauty regime.
ROSE QUARTZ FACIAL ROLLER
Another beauty tool which has taken the internet by storm these days is the Rose Quartz facial roller. No it is much more than a flatlay prop. This roller is also being used by Chinese from centuries.Rose quartz can remove toxins, diminish dark circles, promote lymphatic drainage (puffiness), improve circulation and even help with skin’s elasticity.
Keep your roller in fridge 15 minutes before using. Use a chilled roller to get rid of inflammed and puffy face.
WHAT IT DOES
It is a sister of Gua Sha and the benefits are almost same. It claims to increase circulation and blood flow, reduce puffiness, eliminate toxins and help with lymphatic drainage, and help skincare products absorb deeper into the skin.
HOW TO USE
You can use it to massage serums and creams. i use it over the sheet mask for better absorption of the serum and love the after glow. You need to massage in outward direction. Rolling in an outward direction is what helps with lymphatic drainage and release of toxins. You do not want to roll back and forth.
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I will be talking about Jade Facial roller in my next post.
Till then take care!!