Beyond Products- Using Facial Tools For Better Skin

Taking care of our skin has always been an essential part of self-care. In recent years, skincare enthusiasts have turned towards the traditional Chinese practice of facial massage to help enhance their daily skincare routine. Facial massage has been found to increase circulation, reduce puffiness, and promote lymphatic drainage, leading to a youthful and radiant complexion.

The good news is that you don't have to go to a salon or spa to get the benefits of a facial massage. With the right skincare tools, you can achieve the same results in the comfort of your own home. In this article, we'll be discussing the best facial skincare tools for 2023, including Gua Shas, facial rollers, ice facial globes, and facial cupping sets.

woman using jade gua sha on face

Gua Shas

This traditional Chinese medicine technique involves using a smooth-edged tool to gently massage and scrape the skin, which can help increase circulation, reduce puffiness, and promote lymphatic drainage. Regular use of a Gua Sha tool can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, and enhance the penetration and effectiveness of skincare products. Gua Shas come in a variety of natural stones, including jade and rose quartz, and are used to gently massage the face, neck, and décolletage.

Additionally, taking time to perform a Gua Sha massage may be a relaxing and meditative self-care ritual that can help reduce stress and promote overall well-being. Gua Shas have also been used to help relieve tension in the facial muscles, and may temporarily reduce discomfort associated with TMJ and clenching of the teeth and jaw.

Ice Globes

Ice globes, also known as cry globes or cooling globes, are a relatively new skincare tool that has been gaining popularity in recent years. These globes are typically made of glass or plastic and are filled with a gel or liquid that can be chilled in the freezer before use. The cold temperature of the ice facial globes helps to reduce redness and puffiness, while also tightening and firming the look of the skin.

The cold temperature of the globes can also help to reduce puffiness and redness, as well as improve blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of facial ice globes as part of a skincare routine can leave the skin looking and feeling refreshed and revitalized. Try rolling your globes in an upward motion to give a lifted effect to the skin, or use a downward motion to help with lymphatic drainage.

Woman using rose quartz facial roller on face

Facial Rollers

The gentle massaging motion of these Facial Rollers can help increase blood circulation, which can promote a brighter, more radiant complexion. The cooling sensation of the stone can also help reduce puffiness and inflammation, particularly around the eyes. Additionally, the pressure applied by the facial roller can help improve lymphatic drainage, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Facial rollers may help improve skincare product absorption by gently massaging them into your skin. Regular use of these rollers can also promote relaxation and reduce stress, making them a great addition to any skincare routine. Traditionally, it is said Jade aids in supporting healthy lymphatic drainage, encourages a sculpted, lifted look for the skin, and contains soothing and healing properties. Rose Quartz is believed to stimulate the feeling of healthy blood circulation, aiding in the body’s ability to clear away toxins and impurities, and can help unblock energies connected to the Heart Chakra.

Facial Cupping Sets

Facial cupping sets are another traditional Chinese tool that has gained popularity in recent years. The cups are typically made from silicone or glass and come in different sizes to target different areas of the face. Benefits of using facial cupping sets include improved circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduced appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and a look and feel of smoother and firmer skin.

Cupping may also help to release tension in the facial muscles and promote relaxation. Regular use of facial cupping sets as part of a skincare routine can help to improve the overall appearance and health of the skin. However, it's important to use caution and follow proper techniques to avoid any potential negative effects such as broken capillaries or skin irritation.

PMD Pro Cleanse RQ

PMD® Clean Pro is a skincare tool that uses sonic technology to provide a deep cleansing experience. It can help remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from your skin. The sonic technology helps gently vibrate and dislodge any debris clogging your pores, resulting in a deeper cleanse than using your hands alone. The sonic technology of PMD Pro Cleanse RQ can also help to massage your skin, which can improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. This can help to reduce puffiness and promote a healthy glow.

Additionally, when your skin is free of dirt and oils, it can better absorb the skincare products you apply afterward. Using PMD Pro Cleanse RQ can help to maximize the efficacy of your skincare routine. To increase absorption of Source Vitál masks (we recommend Ageless Algae Mask for all skin types), enable ActiveWarmth Technology on your PMD Clean Pro RQ to massage in the mask on your skin.

Additional Tips

-When using facial skincare tools, it's important to remember to use gentle pressure and to avoid using them on broken or irritated skin.

-It’s also important to clean and disinfect the tools after every use to prevent the buildup of bacteria and ensure their longevity. Cleanse with gentle soap and water after each use. Pat dry and wipe with alcohol to remove any dirt, oil, and germs left over.

Whether you're looking to reduce puffiness, increase circulation, or promote lymphatic drainage, there's a facial skincare tool out there for you. So why not give them a try and see the benefits for yourself?

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