The Truth About Face Massage Tools
From gua sha and jade rollers to vibrating, high-tech devices, face massage tools have seriously taken off. There's no denying that a face massage feels really good. This paired with a little icing around the orbital bone to help depuff any swelling sounds *chefs kiss.* However, we've come across dozens of dedicated Instagram profiles and expensive facial devices that continue to make concerning claims to reshape and sculpt your face.
Thankfully, our friends over at MD Beauty Clinic wrote an excellent piece dissecting the history behind facial massages and whether there can truly be aesthetic benefits to your overall face shape. Let's just say that you should stick to your skincare routine for a clear complexion and your injectables (you do you) for a sculpted appearance. If you're interested in learning the history of face massage tools like gua sha and their benefits, continue reading the full blog here.
In the meantime, if you love performing a face massage in addition to your skincare routine, do it. We're not here to rain on your parade 🙅♀️ That being said, if you're utilizing a massage tool, always make sure to do your research first to learn how to use it properly before applying anything to your skin. Many of the common gestures required to perform these massages can actually cause signs of ageing and skin damage when performed incorrectly. Most techniques require oil on the skin to eliminate any friction or tugging and allow for smoother motions. So, consider using an oil, like our Botanical Oil Concentrate, that is non-comedogenic to limit your chances of causing a breakout.
Lastly, what kind of friend would we be if we didn't bring your beauty expectations back down to earth. If it feels good then go ahead and indulge but don't expect perfectly chiselled cheekbones. We'll leave that to the professionals at MD Beatty Clinic.