Build a Skincare Tool Kit

April 2024 - Health & Wellness

Spring is the perfect time to give your skincare routine a boost! Have you considered the impact skincare tools can have on your wellness and the environment? Using natural tools and techniques can truly make a difference in enhancing the benefits of your favourite products. Take a moment this season to evaluate your toolkit and maybe even treat yourself to some new essentials.

Dry Body Brush
This wellness practice has been around for a long time. It involves using a dry, natural-bristled brush to gently massage the skin in upward strokes using gentle and rhythmic pressure, typically before showering.

  • Exfoliation
    It gently buffs away dead skin cells, revealing a fresh and glowing complexion. This can improve the skin’s appearance and texture over time.
  • Stimulates Circulation
    It stimulates blood flow to the skin’s surface, which can improve circulation and even reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  • Lymphatic Support
    Better lymphatic flow helps to detoxify the body and support immune function.
  • Enhances Absorption
    By exfoliating the skin and promoting circulation, moisturizers, serums and other skincare products are more easily absorbed.
  • Energizing Effect
    Many people find that dry brushing leaves them feeling invigorated and energized.

Facial Roller
Rollers made from jade, quartz and obsidian are a very popular way to evenly apply product while also having a mini spa moment at home.

  • Improves Circulation
    Rollers stimulate blood circulation which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, promoting a healthier complexion.
  • Reduces Puffiness and Inflammation
    The rolling motion helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and inflammation in the face.
  • Enhances Product Absorption
    When used after applying skincare products, it helps to massage the products into the skin more effectively.
  • Relaxation & Stress Reduction
    The gentle rolling motion can have a calming and relaxing effect on the skin and underlying muscles.
  • Improves Skin Tone & Texture
    Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage results in a more radiant and youthful-looking complexion.
  • Cooling Effect
    They have a naturally cool temperature which helps to soothe the skin, reduce redness and minimize the appearance of pores.
  • Energizes Facial Muscles
    They help tone facial muscles, reduce tension in the muscles and improve overall facial contour.

Dermaplaning Razor
Dermaplaning is a highly effective, non-invasive technique that utilizes specialized dermaplaning razors to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, revealing a smoother, brighter and more radiant complexion. This treatment also removes fine hair for a flawless finish. With the proper technique and tools, dermaplaning can be easily performed in the comfort of your own home.

  • Exfoliate
    It exfoliates the skin by gently scraping away dead skin cells and surface debris. This helps to reveal smoother, brighter skin, improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
  • Remove Vellus Hair
    Dermaplaning removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, from the surface of the skin. This hair can trap dirt and oil, leading to dullness and uneven texture.
  • Improve Skin Texture & Tone
    It improves the overall texture and tone of the skin by promoting cell turnover and revealing fresher, healthier skin cells. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
  • Smoothes
    Dermaplaning provides an immediate smoothing effect on the skin, leaving it feeling soft and velvety smooth.
  • Makeup Application
    It creates a smooth canvas for makeup application, allowing foundation and other makeup products to glide on more evenly and adhere better to the skin.
  • Collagen Production
    Dermaplaning stimulates collagen production, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness; increasing its production can help reduce the signs of aging.
  • Product Absorption
    Removing the layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the surface of the skin can improve the absorption of skincare products.

Gua Sha Stone
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool, typically made of jade, quartz or other materials.

  • Promotes Lymphatic Drainage
    By scraping the skin with a Gua Sha stone, you can encourage lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and promoting a clearer complexion.
  • Improves Circulation
    Similar to facial rollers, Gua Sha stones can help to improve blood circulation.
  • Reduces Muscle Tension
    Gua Sha stones relieve tension in the muscles and fascia to help release tight muscles and alleviate stiffness in the face and neck.
  • Stimulates Collagen Production
    The technique can help to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
  • Improves Product Absorption
    This technique can enhance absorption and improve the efficacy of serums, oils and moisturizers.
  • Soothes the Skin
    Gua Sha may help to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.
  • Energizes Facial Muscles
    It stimulates and tones the muscles of the face, promoting a more sculpted and lifted appearance. 

Article was published in The Good Life magazine.

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