For centuries, many people have used beauty tools as an essential part of their skincare and self-care routines. From ancient traditions to modern innovations, these tools have stood the test of time, helping people achieve glowing skin. Amelia Goff, our founder of Fresh Face Skin, is also a fan of beauty tools and swears by them! From improving facial circulation to soothing her skin, these are some of her favourite tools.
Firstly, the main purpose of a beauty tool is to optimise our skincare routines. In addition to the natural beauty products we use, they can improve skin texture and appearance and help our products absorb better. They also act as an extra layer to your beauty routine, helping you to de-stress and relax from the tensions of the day.
Now let’s move on to some of Amelia’s favourite tools she loves to use in her own beauty routine and how she uses them!
The Gua Sha is a tool used in the Gua Sha massage technique, which originated in traditional Chinese medicine. Dating back over 2,000 years, it was originally used to treat a range of ailments from fever to chronic pain. Over time, it found its way into beauty rituals, where it was adapted to improve facial appearance and skin health.
The technique involves gently scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool to stimulate blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage and relieve muscle tension.
When used correctly and consistently, Gua Sha can also help reduce puffiness, improve skin texture, reduce the formation of fine lines and improve the absorption of skin care products.
The most popular type of gua sha is made from jade, which is known for its natural cooling and soothing properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is also believed to balance the body's energy and calm the mind.
Gua Sha massage is a technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool to stimulate blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage and relieve muscle tension. When applied to the face, Gua Sha can help reduce puffiness, improve skin texture and enhance the absorption of skincare products.
This is how Amelia likes to use her Gua Sha tool:
- Applying a facial oil or serum to a cleansed and moisturised face.
- Holding the Gua Sha tool at an angle and gently scraping the skin in upward and outward strokes, following the natural contours of her face.
- Repeating each stroke 3-5 times, concentrating on areas of tension.
- Finishing by cleaning her tool and applying her favourite Fresh Face Skin natural beauty products.
Skin rollers are a modern adaptation of an ancient practice of acupuncture-based medicine, creating micro-injuries on the skin's surface to stimulate collagen production. They have gained popularity for their ability to improve skin texture, reduce scarring and improve the absorption of skin care products. Modern skin rollers provide a safe and effective method of creating these micro-injuries on the skin to improve skin texture.
Skin rollers, such as the one from Fresh Face Skin that Amelia uses, typically have fine, shallow needles that are effective at rejuvenating the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving the absorption of skincare products.
Here's Amelia's step-by-step guide to using a skin roller:
- Clean your face and disinfect the roller with rubbing alcohol.
- Gently roll the device over your skin in vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions, applying light pressure. Tip from Amelia: Always lift the roller after each pass over the skin to avoid tearing the skin too much.
- Focus on specific areas of concern, but avoid the delicate eye and lip areas.
Apply a soothing serum or moisturiser after treatment to help the skin recover.
The facial sonic is typically used to deep cleanse the skin. The brush-like silicone bristles help to distribute the sonic vibrations, which deep cleanse the skin to prevent clogged pores and surface breakouts.
Amelia likes to use her facial sonic with Fresh Face Skin cleansers once a day, morning and night, to remove build up and prep her skin for the rest of her routine.
Tip from Amelia: Use warm soapy water to clean the bristles of the Facial Sonic and allow it to air dry after each use to prevent the growth of bacteria.
As we've learned through Amelia's favourite Fresh Face Skin tools, beauty tools offer a wide range of benefits and have a variety of uses that any skincare enthusiast would love.
Whether it's to reduce puffiness, promote relaxation or improve the absorption of skincare products, there's a beauty tool that can do the job and fit seamlessly into your routine.
Not only are these tools a convenient way to optimise your skincare routine, they can also help you unlock your skin's potential and enhance its beauty and radiance.
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