TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Two skincare tools you need in your routine!
When it comes to our skincare, as much as we may have our routines down to a science — the creams, serums, oils, washes, toners, scrubs, masks, and everything else — sometimes we can use a little help. That’s where facial tools come into play. With the 411 on the gua sha tool and mihakka, we’ve got you covered for your holiday glow!
Gua Sha Tool
What is gua sha? Otherwise known as kerokan, it’s actually a part of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a tool is used to scrape the skin, in order to intentionally produce minor bleeding at the surface. The general idea was to release toxins and stimulate oxygenated blood flow, yielding healing and repair. Today, we use the gua sha tool on our faces, in a much less severe manner, and without the intention of creating any type of bleeding or bruising. With low pressure, the technique consists of moving the tool in long, outward strokes along your face and neck. Taking care not to press too hard — and making sure you use water or oil as a buffer, when using the tool — enjoy the feeling of a massage, as you move across your cheeks, under eyes, chin and jaw, forehead, and eyebrows. Be very, very delicate with yourself — and your face — and enjoy the afterglow!
Speaking of gua sha, we have some good news! This week only, we are offering our gua sha tool for free, with every purchase over $50! Our heart-shaped Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool is calming, soothing, and healing.
The Mihakka, with origins in Marrakech, Morocco, is another facial tool we love to love! Handcrafted from terracotta and covered in organic cotton, it’s the perfect exfoliating tool for your face, but also for your body and feet! Our Glory Skincare mihakkat (plural) set consists of stunningly beautiful, rich colors, each dyed with natural pigments extracted from the flowers and clay indigenous to the Atlas Mountains in Northern Africa. Simply wet and apply cleanser to the tool, and use circular motions on your skin to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells away!
With your gua sha and mihakka tools, what more could you ask for, especially when it comes to glowing skin? Also, since ‘tis (still) the season, these two make the perfect stocking stuffers! Why not share the glow?
Have you ever used either the gua sha or mihakka tool? We’d love to hear your experiences! Please share in the comment section below!