Gua Sha Tool & Facial Roller Set
Gua Sha Tool
In the Ming Dynasty between 1368 and 1644, the procedure was scientifically computed into major medical records. Although, the period of the practice of Gua Sha is assumed to be much older, its first computed record dates back to about 700 years ago during the era of the Ming Dynasty. The Chinese new something about the benefits of Gua Sha before it went viral on social media.
There are so many reasons to use the Gua sha Tool.
The slow movement and gentle touch of the Gua Sha Stone are deeply relaxing, instantly activating our parasympathetic (relaxed) nervous state. When our body and face are calm it relaxes the mind. That is the first benefit the tool offers us, but when we use the tool on the sides of the neck, (Sternocleidomastoid Muscle) and release tension it can actually relax the facial muscle that attaches to the face and cheeks giving a softer appearance. The manual movement of the tool clears toxins and detoxifies the skin and encourages circulation. The face and neck can look much more youthful after using the Gua Sha Tool Consistently.
How to use Gua Sha:
With Gua Sha on the face, you don’t want to drag your tool from the outside edges of your face. Instead, divide your face in half and use your nose as the Don’t rub your Gua Sha Tool back and forth, up and down, and in all different angles vigorously because that’s going to just stretch and aggravate the skin. Keep things going in one smooth direction and do it enough to get a little redness to form, but not so much that
Jade Roller Tool
One of the biggest benefits of Jade Rollers is their ability to de-puff your complexion. Allergies, lying down too long, Alcohol consumption or sinus pressure can cause facial puffiness. The Jade Roller reduces the puffiness. The Lymphatic Drainage Benefits are allowing the system to rid itself of toxins the build up around the face and neck which leads to healthier more glowing skin. The calming and cooling effect is beneficial, and the roller feels cool against the face, it is an added benefit if placed in the freezer or refrigerator and soaked in icy water during treatment. A big plus for product consumption is key when using the Jade Roller. Apply your favorite serum for penetrating the product deeper into the skin and you will see visible improvement!
How To Jade Roller
Now comes the fun part. There’s no right or wrong area of the face to start, but do make sure you’re rolling from the center, out. I also like to visually split my face in half using my nose as the divider and work on one side at a time to make sure I’m not missing anything:
THE TECHNIQUE: Using gentle pressure, you’ll use the jade roller to roll one side of your face at a time from the center outward.
Pass over the same patch of skin 3-6 times, always moving from the center of your body or face outward.
When you need to return the roller to the starting point, pick it up and place it back at the start (don’t roll backwards).
THE SEQUENCE: Start at your chest just beneath your collarbone. From your chest, move up to the neck, chin/jawline, cheeks (from your nose out toward your ear), undereye and eyelid (use the small end of the roller here and very gently move from the inner corner of your eye out to the temple), eyebrow (switch back to the larger side and roll out and down, following the contour of your brow bone) and forehead (start in the middle and roll out)
SWITCH SIDES: Now do the exact same thing on the other side of your chest, neck and face.
Finish with a soothing upward roll from between your eyebrows, up to the hairline.
The whole process should take two to four minutes, depending on how many passes you’re doing and how many areas of the face you’re hitting. As you’re working the jade face roller, you’ll see your skin start to flush — this is a good thing! It means circulation is increasing. Roller is an excellent addition to any skin care routine!
(Article: How to use Jade Roller By Chalkboard Mag.)