5 reasons you need facial tools to de-puff your face
Picture this: you are trying to apply an exotic facial serum that comes with the riches of multiple natural and rare ingredients. But in the act of applying it, it happens to spread off unevenly. While part of your face is greased out the rest of it, perhaps the area near the forehead is left wanting for some more serum. Then in the attempt to balance it out, you end up overdoing it. You need a tool to help you apply this precious serum properly, so the skin gets the most out of it and absorbs the formula well. Save the monies you spend on your visit to the parlors for enhancing brightness; giving your skin the lift; getting rid of the dead cells and oils, and most importantly the rich massage you rightly deserve. Now you can do all of that at home, with the use of facial tools.
The use of facial tools works well in rejuvenating and de-puffing your face sometimes better than the use of hands. They also help relax the facial muscles; drain out excess fluids and lymph that cause facial bloating; improve blood circulation; rev up the lymphatic system, and stimulate the production of important proteins like collagen that determine the texture and tightness of your skin.
1. Helps de-puff face
When there is fluid retaining in your skin, it can lead to puffiness and inflammation. This could be due to various reasons-more sodium in your diet; poor sleep cycle; exposure to pollutants or bad lifestyle choices or all of these factors. Specific type of facial massages helps drain the excess fluids from the skin cells along with other toxins. Facial tools help you do an effective job of this deep de-puffing exercise.
2. Lymphatic drainage
Our lymphatic system consists of nodes and channels that collect and purge the toxic waste along with substances called lymph from the various organ systems in our body. Over time this lymphatic system can get overworked and slow down for various reasons such as illnesses or surgery, resulting in a lymphatic build-up in the system. Facial massages can help improve the working of the lymphatic system and boost lymphatic drainage. Massages that are designed to do this specifically are called lymphatic drainage massage.
A lymphatic drainage massage includes making gentle circles on your skin with a facial tool of your choice, preferably a kansa wand, for deeper absorption of the oils and the natural goodness of Kansa or bronze. Start with making circles from the forehead downwards; proceeding around the eyes and then massaging the jaws and the neck.
3. Improves absorption of the skin formula
Using a tool is always more effective than using your fingers in ensuring there is deeper penetration and absorption of the essential nutrients present in your facial serum or oil. According to some skin experts, these tools, while helping absorb the ingredients better, also support alleviating pain.
The face is said to have meridians that are associated with the functioning of various organs of the body. When you massage your face along these invisible lines, you are also helping reduce pains or toxins built up in particular regions in the body.
4. Improves blood circulation
According to studies from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, massaging the face with facial tools like Kansa wands can improve the flow of blood for 10 minutes after the massage. It also ‘improves vasodilation -- the widening of blood vessels, -- in the long-term.’
‘Findings from the long-term study suggested that using a roller improved blood flow response, or the so-called vasodilatory response, to heat stimulation. One explanation for this could be that endothelial cells in the massaged area produce more nitric oxide, which is known to be a potent vasodilator,’ the researchers said.
5. Boosts collagen production
Studies also show that using a facial tool while massaging your face along with a serum or oil can actually boost collagen production and produce an anti-aging effect. ‘As compared to untreated skin explants, the massaging procedure clearly led to higher rates of expression, in particular for decorin, fibrillin, tropoelastin, and procollagen-1,’ researchers said, ‘The mechanical stimulus thus evoked an anti-aging response.’
Regular use of facial tools
There are various facial tools you can find in the market with different objectives to serve. There are gold bars for giving you a glow and lifting up the skin; gua sha tools for a chiseled look; or Kansa or metal wands for all of these benefits and more, provided you are using them on a regular basis for desired results.
One of the most powerful metals used in a facial tool is the Kansa or bronze. Kansa wands offer diverse benefits for your skin than just a soothing massage. Here’s how to use a Kansa wand and everything else you need to know about this ancient gift of Ayurveda.
Benefits of Kansa Wand?
- Balances pH of the skin and protects the skin’s delicate acid mantle. Balanced pH saves you from multiple skin problems including premature aging and inflammation
- Draws out toxins from the skin
- Removes stress from the body and mind
- Calms you down and nerves and muscles in the face also find relaxation
- Can be used over Marma points for deeper relief
- Removes excess heat from the body
- Improves blood circulation and free movement of nutrients into cells ensures the skin is healthy and aglow.
- Calms down inflammations, caused by dryness and dosha imbalance
- Shankara’s Kansa wand also has copper in it that helps develop collagen and elastin, two proteins needed to maintain the strength and texture of the skin.
- The presence of small amounts of tin and zinc aid the revitalization function of the wand.
- A kansa wand puts just the right amount of pressure on the skin versus other tools.
- Toxin removal from the lymph nodes
- More oxygenation for skin cells
- Removes puffiness
- Balances the three doshas-Vata, Pitta and Kaph