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Want a natural facelift without using botox?

Feb 15, 2024

Want a natural facelift without using botox?

Have you ever used a facial tool? Using facial tools with your favorite beauty products, can not only help you feel more relaxed, it can also help to decrease puffiness, minimalize fine lines, improve skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production. Call it your DIY facelift. If you use a facial tool together with you favorite skin care products on a daily basis, you can see improvements of the skin in just a few weeks. We have all our favorite facial sculpting tools listed down below, but for today we're diving into the amazing East Asian traditional healing method called Gua Sha. 

Self Love with Gua Sha

Skin enhancing tools

The Rose Quartz Gua Sha from Retreatment Botanics is made of 100% Natural Rose Quartz Crystal. Rose Quartz is a gemstone associated with the heart chakra. Rose Quartz helps to open the heart completely, fostering unconditional love, self-love, and strong bonds of friendship. You can spoil your-self with some extra self-love into your routine by using it daily in the evening and night. Another Gua Sha option is the Ere Perez Quartz Sculpt & Lift Face Stone facial tool, made of 100% Natural Crystal Quartz. This beauty facial tool is multifunctional as it gives your face a natural facelift and it also has ultimate therapeutic benefits.



Why you should use a Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a traditional East Asian healing method that involves massaging your skin with a massage tool to help improve circulation. Gua Sha Facial massage stones stimulate radiant & heathy skin by improving lymphatic flow, circulation and also improves collagen production, giving a fresh and smooth botox-free complexion. A daily Gua Sha routine for face sculpting is fast becoming the hottest craze in skincare. Extra tip: place your Gua Sha in the freezer before using it, to reduce puffiness and congestion even further. The perfect antidote for tired and puffy under eyes! 


The Gua Sha Ritual with Retreatment Botanics

Step 1. Apply the Restore Serum to your face and neck. Start by prepping your skin with the Restore Serum, massage any leftover serum over your Gua Sha tool to create a smooth surface. Hold the Gua Sha tool at a 15- to 30-degree angle against your skin.

Step 2. Sweep up your neck on both sides and under your chin. Sweep from the middle of your chin over your jawline and back toward your ear lobe. Sweep underneath your cheekbone and direct it toward your hairline. Repeat over your cheekbone.

Step 3. Very gentle sweep under your eyes, from the inner corner of the eye out to the hairline, then sweep over the eyebrow out toward the hairline, then up the forehead, finish at the hairline. 

Repeat each stroke 5-10 times or as desired. You might notice a slight redness (known as "sha") which indicates increased blood flow and healing. 

How to clean your Gua Sha

Are you done with your DIY natural facelift? Then clean your Gua Sha with a mild dishwashing liquid or cleanser and rinse it with warm water. Dry it well afterwards. It is important to clean the stone thoroughly not only after, but also before your Gua Sha ritual. If we cleane it properly we're making sure that no new bacteria will appear on the skin.

Remember, self-love is not just about skincare, it's about honoring yourself and taking time for self-care in all aspects of your life. So, enjoy the ritual, and may it
bring you moments of calm and self-appreciation.

If you're interested in the Gua Sha, you might as well be interested in our other beauty tools.