DIFFERENT TOOLS HAVE BEEN USED SINCE ANCIENT TIMES FOR ENHANCING BEAUTY AS WELL AS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES. THE TOOLS THAT ARE BACK IN TREND ARE THE GUA SHA AND JADE ROLLERS. THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES WHY THESE ANCIENT BEAUTY TOOLS ARE TRENDING, AS WELL AS ANSWERS ON HOW TO USE THEM AND WHETHER THEY ARE REALLY EFFECTIVE.
TODAY THESE STONE TOOLS HAVE YET AGAIN TAKEN THE BEAUTY WORLD BY STORM.
ooking though the pages of history, Chinese people have always been steps ahead, mastering ways to stay beautiful and healthy in the most natural ways. They have always been using stones to ameliorate their skin.
The elites of the Qing dynasty in the early 17th century used Jade rollers as part of their beauty routine. They believed that jade stone has certain properties that helped to heal and soothe. On the other hand, the history of Gua sha tools can be traced back to the Paleolithic age. Gua sha was a folk therapy widely used during that era. People used to rub the stones on different parts of their bodies to help alleviate the symptoms of various diseases.
Today these stone tools have yet again taken the beauty world by storm. Their various benefits include:
- Helps to reduce facial puffiness
- Helps to keep the body relaxed
- Helps to improve blood circulation
- Helps to prevent premature aging
- Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps to restore glow and brightness
- Helps in lymphatic drainage
- How do they work?
First, we need to understand how lymphatic drainage works. Fluids in our body move through lymph nodes. These carry nutrients throughout our body and help our immune system fight bacteria and viruses. Jade rollers and gua sha tools help to circulate these fluids throughout the face and body, and also helps the toxins to go through the nodes. Spreading out the accumulated toxins helps to detoxify the skin and reduces acne breakouts.
How should we use these tools efficiently?
It is absolutely vital to use these stones on a clean moisturized face. Use toner, serum, or any facial oil (almond, jojoba, argan) to get the stones to circulate evenly. Care should also be taken to keep the tools clean. The massage techniques for both tools are the same.
For the jawline, massage from the bottom of the jaw upwards with one finger held in the middle.
For the cheekbone, apply light pressure to the side of the ear to reduce stress.
Since our eyes are the most sensitive, make sure to massage around that area in the gentlest way possible. These tools help to significantly reduce fatigue of the eye, swelling, wrinkles, and black spots.
Messaging the forehead area with these tools will help to reduce headaches. Start from the middle of the forehead and massage both sides the same way.
IT IS ADVISED TO USE THE JADE ROLLER OR GUASHA DAILY. ANOTHER TRICK IS TO KEEP THE TOOLS IN THE FRIDGE FOR HALF AN HOUR BEFORE USING THEM. AND SINCE THE TOOLS WORK SLOWLY ON THE SKIN, ONE SHOULD BE PATIENT WITH THE RESULTS.
Massage the collarbone and clavicle sister to reduce the double chin.
Apply pressure in the shoulders close to the ears and be overwhelmed with a soothing feeling.
Go to the middle point of the neck and apply pressure to feel the tensions come down a notch.
It is advised to use the jade roller or guasha daily. Another trick is to keep the tools in the fridge for half an hour before using them. And since the tools work slowly on the skin, one should be patient with the results.
Due to the immense popularity it garnered, there are many fake jade rollers and tools that one can find in the market. Authentic stones are a little on the expensive end and are heavy. So if you come across these at a cheap price, chances are they are fake and thus will not work. It is advisable to buy authentic pricier ones from your trusted stores.