Take Time For You
Your skincare routine shouldn't be a chore. Taking a little extra time each week to do a face mask or try a new skincare tool is a great way to practice self care, can improve your skin health, and can help you relax.
An easy way to add a bit of pampering to your skincare routine is to incorporate skincare tools. Chances are you have heard of some of these skin-boosting tools and practices, and aren't sure how to use them.
Here's your guide to some of our favorite products we carry in the shop!
Decreases puffiness by stimulating lymphatic drainage
Encourages toxin removal + cellular regeneration
Allows Skincare Products to penetrate the skin deeper
How To Use
Gua Sha Stone
Using facial massage, Gua Sha stones can improve circulation through lymphatic drainage
Revive dull skin
Help relieve tension in your face
Help relieve sinus pressure
Help relieve muscle pain throughout the body
How To Use
Cleanse + tone the skin, and apply a generous amount of facial oil before you begin the facial massage
Instead of rolling, Gua Sha technique will use more pressure like massage would
Using the same movements you would use with a jade roller, angle the stone at a 45-degree angle, stroke upward and outward along the perimeter of your face
Click here to watch a video on Gua Sha techniques.
Facial Dry Brush
Exfoliates by gently removing dead skin cells that would otherwise clog pores
Stimulates lymphatic drainage
Tones + Firms skin
How To Use
*It is important to safely dry brush. Over exfoliating or using the wrong brush can irritate sensitive skin, cause excessive drying or over-oil production, and damage the skin's protective barrier.
Dry brushing should be limited to once per week, and only used if no other manual or chemical exfoliation is used.*
Always start with a clean, dry face, and start at your forehead and work down.
Use short, deliberate strokes, applying minimal pressure, and sweeping out. Do not scrub back-and-forth.
Gently sweep down your nose, and out towards your cheek and hairline.
Finish at your chin, brushing down.
Click here to watch a video on Dry Brush techniques.
Cleaning Your Skincare Tools
It is important that you clean your skincare tools after every use. Not only will your tools not work as well or be as effective if dirty, you can end up spreading bacteria all over your face if you were to use a dirty jade roller or brush.
Cleaning a Facial Roller or Gua Sha Stone
Wet your hands and lather a small amount of a gentle facial cleanser between your palms. Roll your skincare tools over your hands to work them through the cleanser, then rinse them off.
If your skincare tools are coated in a lot of product buildup, you can give them a more thorough cleansing by soaking them in a bowl of warm water with a little soap mixed in. After a 15-minute soak, pull them out, give them a rinse, and lay them on a towel to dry.
Cleaning a Dry Brush
After using, wash the bristles of your dry brush directly under running water while rubbing it gently. Rubbing the natural bristles will help loosen the collected gunk from brushing.
Shake the water off to help with drying the bristles. Then dry the rest of the brush with a towel.
Hang it dry where there is enough airflow and far from moisture. Make sure to hang the brush with its bristles facing down to let excess water drip.
Avoid soaking the wood head to avoid molds.
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