I am pleased to share with you the best facial massage tools that can help you restore your face natural energy. As a result you will have a glowing skin, and if used frequently, you will be able to tighten your face muscles for a more youthful look.
If you are leading a busy lifestyle and the evidence is showing on your fatigued looking face and skin, then perhaps you would like to find out how you may balance things out.
If you care about your appearance and of having a smooth and healthy looking skin, then you may be interested to know how you can improve your complexion.
How Can I Tighten My Facial Skin ?
The lymph system moves slowly in our bodies and it is good TO GIVE IT A HELPING HAND MANUALLY. Massage helps the lymph to get moving and drain away toxins.
Massaging your face first thing in the morning will revitalise your complexion and you will have a good start to your day.
In doing the facial massage on a daily basis, say 5 minutes every morning and 5 minutes before bedtime, you will stimulate your natural collagen that maintains your skin elasticity and tightness.
Below are 3 best facial massage tools that you must have at home to alternate in use and help you achieve the following;
- Ease strain on your jaws and relax.
- Move lymphatic fluids and expel toxins, thus clearing puffiness and dark circles.
- Enhance blood circulation for a healthy glowing skin.
- Stimulate natural collagen production, for more elasticity and firmness of your facial skin.
- De-stress & de-congest, clearing headaches and sinuses.
- Strengthen the face muscles, and minimise the fine lines and wrinkles.
- Relief muscle tension and reduce fatigue.
- Reduce the size of large pores.
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1. Kansa Wand Review
The Kansa Wand, is an all natural, non-electric massager made of Kansa bronze (a mixture of copper and tin). It is a hygienic type of metal and has no risky or adverse reaction.
Kansa Wand is highly recommended in Ayurveda, the ancient natural medicine of India, and it has heaps of client´s positive feedback.
Kansa is a good magnetic conductor and heat retainer. It gives a nice warming feeling on the skin during its use and it does not feel like metal at all; it seems more like a hand rubbing the skin. It is also known as healing metal as it removes toxins from the skin.
Kansa metal does not stain and it is long-lasting.
The Kansa metal is used in massage and rejuvenation as it has a very soothing feel. The face does feel energised after its use. This is a perfect tool for your daily self-care routine.
The Kansa tool slides on the skin even without oils; however it is recommended using some oil especially if you have dry skin.
How To Use The Kansa Wand?
Clean the face, and then apply a bit of oil before using the Kansa wand. Work on one side of your face, following the acupressure points. Then move onto the other side.
If you are doing a self-massage, you can prolong the movements where you need it most, perhaps you spend long hours on the computer and you need to work your eye area more.
Because the acupressure points on your face do reflect the tissues on your whole body, it does feel like you are getting a full body massage. This occurs especially if you are on the receiving side and another person is giving you the treatment, as at this GLORIOUS MOMENT you tend to let go and relax more.
Besides the face, you can also use the Kansa Wand for the body, to relieve headaches and other muscular tension.
Notice: You may notice some grey colour on your skin whilst using the Kansa Wand. This is normal if you have toxins or excess acidity in the skin. The greyish colour can be easily removed afterwards with a damp cloth or with some oil.
A good quality Kansa Wand also makes a perfect gift to give to friends or family members who are in the massage business, or if you know they love taking care of their skin and beauty.
Bring a healthy circulation and glow to your face.
2. Jade Roller with Gua Sha
Instagram trendy since 2018, the Jade roller is a hand held tool with a jade stone at one end or both ends.
The Gua Sha is a flat stone with different curves to fit into areas of your face.
Both the Jade Roller and the Gua Sha have been used in ancient Chinese Medicine and are much used for self-care in Asian countries today. In my opinion, the two should be used together as they have a very different function when you apply them on the face.
The jade stone (nephrite) is known to heal and purify, however the benefits in using the roller or gua sha is the initial cooling impact as the stone touches the skin and the following heating effect after use.
How to Use A Jade Roller and Gua Sha?
THE JADE ROLLER is a gentle massager.
When using the jade roller, you really do not need to press hard; a soft gentle roll is enough to get the circulation going. If you wish to give particular attention to certain areas on your face, then increase the number of strokes on the area but not the strength.
The movement with the Jade Roller should be rolling outwards first and then inwards.
The roller has two stones, one on each side, of different sizes, and you can alternate in use depending which area on your face you are working on. I like the cooling effect of the stone on the eyelids and around the eye. It is nearly soothing.
For better results you can also leave the jade roller in the freezer for a few hours before use.
The Jade roller can also be used over a sheet mask. Just place the mask on your face and then roll the jade over it.
THE GUA SHA is synonym to scraping and the massage reaches deeper into your tissues.
The Gua Sha is very easy to use as it fits into your face contour. Then you glide it along in outward movements starting from the middle of your face. Let´s say you start with your chin, place it in the middle part and massage outwards, do the same movement on the cheeks, start with the inner area close to your nose and continue towards your ear, and so on.
The massage tends to be rougher with the Gua Sha than the Jade Roller as it embraces the area you are rubbing and it has a pulling and scraping effect, hence the name.
What Can I Use Instead of a Gua Sha?
The scraping method can also be done by using the back of a spoon and it´s called spooning. Let´s say you have already placed your order for the Gua Sha, and whilst waiting for it to arrive, you can put 2 spoons in the fridge and practice with them.
Back to the Gua Sha, you will know that the scraping is working on you, as immediately you feel that tingling on your skin due to blood circulation. The cooling effect facilitates circulation and reduces puffiness. I like the redness on the cheeks after the massage. It show the blood is circulating. The skin feels plump and healthy.
Disinfect both the roller and the Gua Sha after each use.
LLLT (low level laser therapy) or Cold Therapy Lasers
An easy way of stimulating acupressure and acupuncture points faster is by using a vibrating tool or a cold laser pointer. There are no needles involved as in acupuncture and you will still obtain the same benefits.
Here´s how the low level laser works;
The devices are usually hand held size. They are called in different ways; cold laser, red laser or low level laser.
To use it, you just bring the device to the pressure point on your face and hold it there for a while, or make small circular movements.
It is called cold laser as it does not generate any heat and does not damage the skin. The red light from the laser is healing and rejuvenating as it enters the skin and stimulates the cells to regenerate. It is an all natural healing process.
Why Must I Have The Three Types of Facial Care Tools?
Please take note the above tools are not appropriate to alleviate problem skin conditions like psoriasis, acne or eczema and it is not recommended using them if you have any of these conditions, as it may spread the bacteria (unless recommended by a professional).
These are beauty tools that if used correctly, together with your favourite facial oils, serums and creams, they will help to increase the blood circulation on your face and neck.
After frequent use,
- your facial skin will look firmer, glowing and radiant,
- you will have a more relaxed and refreshed complexion,
- your whole face contour will look smoother and
- you will also notice less puffiness.
Ideally you will have one manual tool and one electric tool at home, simply for the comfort of use. When you have ample time to pamper yourself it is nice to do a ritual where you cleanse your face first or apply a sheet mask and do the face massage afterwards, using the manual tool.
However, if you come back from a long day´s work, then the electric tool is quicker and easier to use, and you do not require a lot of energy to apply it. Just place it on different acupressure points on your face and it will do the work for you.
I hope you find the above information useful. Let me know if you have used any of the above mentioned facial tools and which one is your favourite.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/ Low-Level Laser Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation