If you’ve entered 2022 with the goal to practice more self-care, this article for you. Masking, long baths, and manicures are all great as a part of a self-care routine. But what about skincare tools? You may have a great face care routine, but these skincare tools might be just what you need to take your ritual to the next level. How do they work, and how do you know which one is right for you? Read on to find out.
Originating in Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha tools have been used for centuries to stimulate blood flow and release impurities from skin. They are now known for stimulating the lymphatic system, firming and tightening skin, and relieving muscular tension. The gua sha is perfect for you if you’re looking to tone and detox your skin.
How To Use:
Apply a facial oil or rich moisturizer with a lot of slip. Grab your Eytmologie Black Gua Sha and start by applying the long edge to the front base of your neck. With gentle pressure, move the gua sha in an upward motion to your chin and then sweep towards your ears. Use the tool at a low angle, almost flat to the skin. Continue to use these motions on the remainder of your neck, cheeks, and forehead. Give the gua sha a slight wiggle at the end of each stroke to stimulate the muscle.
Perhaps the most popular skincare tool on the market, facial rollers have taken the world by storm these past few years. Ranging from rose quartz to jade and obsidian, rollers are typically made from crystal or stone and add an elegance to your vanity.
Looking for a relaxing way to end your day? Facial rollers work to smooth fine lines, de-puff skin, and de-stress facial muscles.
How To Use:
We love using BKIND’s Rose Quartz Roller as a part of a tranquil evening routine. After applying your night time moisturizer, gently glide the large roller in intentional movements along your forehead, brow bone, temples, cheeks, and chin. Use the small roller for delicate areas around the eyes, mouth and nose. Work on areas of tension and feel your facial muscles relax.
For extra de-puffing power, keep your roller in the fridge and use the cool roller on your eye area.
You may recognize this skincare tool from your aesthetician’s office. Derma rollers, or micro-needling rollers, are used to penetrate the skin’s top layer. These tiny abrasions cause the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. This tool would be a great companion for someone looking to fade dark spots and post-inflammatory pigmentation, smooth fine lines, and shrink enlarged pores.
How To Use:
For a beginner-friendly tool, try Eros Skin Care’s Face Roller. Ensure that you sanitize the derma roller with alcohol before and after every application. After cleansing your face in the evening, roll the facial tool gently across across your affected areas. Apply your evening serums and moisturizers after rolling, as this will increase the absorption of your skincare ingredients.
Do you have questions about skincare tools? Would you like a free one-on-one consultation with one of our staff on which tool to choose? Let us know in the comments below or reach out to us on Instagram @thetruthbeautycompany for more information. We’d love to help you find the perfect tool for your skin!