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Gua Sha the Natural Face Lift

Gua Sha the Natural Face Lift

There are so many toxins in our make up, face treatments and just general life that is damaging our skin. As I am starting to hit my 30’s I am starting to see and feel the effects of these toxins on my skin.


This is where Gua Sha has played a role in the changing in my skin.

While some may view Gua Sha as folk medicine, western scientific studies done by Harvard University and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, have showed Gua Sha to show significant improvements in decreasing pain and increasing microcirculation.

Arya Nielsen, director of acupuncture in the Department of Integrative Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, explains on her website that by scraping the skin, minor hemorrhages from broken blood vessels appear. This creates an anti-inflammatory response stimulating the immune system to alleviate conditions in the body.

The practice of Gua Sha facial or the “Eastern Face Lift” or “Eastern Botox,” for it’s abilities to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, plump, tighten and rejuvenate skin; even decrease dark under-eye circles and puffiness.

The gua sha facial application stimulates blood circulation and detoxification, while relaxing tense muscles that cause wrinkles to form.

After using my Gua Sha every night for 10-15 minutes, I have noticed my skin looking smoother and plumper. I use my Gua Sha with my current favorite face oil, Rosehip Oil. It’s really relaxing and a great natural way to combat aging. You can follow this video by Wengie using our gua sha massager to find out how to perform the facial.

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Why Vitamin C Helps Aging Skin

Why Vitamin C Helps Aging Skin

My favorite skincare hack at the moment is Vitamin C. Yep, it is true those little orange vitamins our parents gave us as kids are even better for our skin. So why is this and what kind of skincare products should I be using?

Vitamin C is one of the most well-researched and beneficial vitamins you can apply topically. I learned about the benefits from my dermatologist who told me if you use it regularly it has been shown to improve the look of multiple signs of aging, brighten an uneven skin tone, as well as provide skin-restoring and soothing benefits. 

Long-term topical use has been clinically shown to regenerate collagen and improve the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C also lightens pigmentation and brightens over all skin tone. 

Amazing, where do I sign up?

I do not overly like spending a million dollar on skincare products so I found a Vitamin C powder from Skinstitut which I apply each night with Rose Hip Oil. Its about $30 and lasts 3 months.  It helps with:

  • Protects against free radical damage
  • Assists with collagen production and skin firmness
  • Improves skin colour, radiance and tone

One of the biggest dangers to our skin is the sun and Vitamin C helps repair and rejuvenate against this damage.

Tell us about your Vitamin C experience, we would love to hear from you.

 

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Does Rosehip Oil Really Work?

Rosehip Oil | Perhaps Unicorn

Ok, so I first heard about Rosehip oil when I read about Miranda Kerr using it to fight the signs of ageing. Immediate reaction.. Ok, where do I get this rosehip oil from?


You think about using oil on your skin and may feel a little reluctant, “won’t is make my skin break out?” Well, there are good oil and bad oils. Good oils like rosehip oil, help moisturize dry, sun damaged skin which is what causes most wrinkles. So, we need to keep our skin moisturized.


Why use Rosehip?

  • Contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that hydrates dry and sensitive skin.
  • Packed full of fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 – which help repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue.
  • Vitamin C - which my beautician swears by for anti-ageing and restoring skin tone.
  • Last but not least, lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and offer protection against premature ageing.

How do you use Rosehip oil and how often?

I use rosehip oil on my face every other night before bed. On the weekends I actually use it along with my Unicorn to do my Gua Sha massage. It is a great anti-ageing combo.

If you use Rosehip, let us know. Would love to hear your experience.

 

 

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How to Prep Your Skin For Summer

How to Prep Your Skin For Summer

Summer skincare routine | Perhaps Unicorn

It is beach time so let your beach body shine with healthy skin. Our skin gets so dry during the cold winter months and needs repair to start our summer right. It is very important that we know how repair our skin the proper way. Having a radiant skin is achievable, so here’s a few tips to have a beautiful glowing skin for the warmer months.

Exfoliate

Bringing out the glow of your skin needs some work. It is important that those skin cells are remove and in doing so, you need a tool to help your exfoliation process progress. Using Konjac Sponge  your skin will exfoliate properly. It is very easy to use. It looks like a weird kitchen sponges, but the wonders it will do to your skin is incredible. It is made from natural fibers that absorbs water and its unique texture helps scrub away dead skin to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

Facial Massage

Summer time may be all about your body, but we do not want to forget our face. Your skin is the foundation of your physical appearance, and if your skin goes, so can your looks. It is important that we take good care of our face also through facial massage. Use the Love Unicorn Rose Quartz. This will facilitate to eliminate any toxins from the facial area.

Sunscreen Protection

Always apply sun screen protection when you are under the sun to still enjoy and avoid skin damage. Use SPF according to your skin type. Dermatologist recommends a minimum of spf 30, but if your skin is sensitive use spf 50.

Looking good and staying healthy to flaunt your body during summer is achievable with the right tool and proper guidelines on how and what to do. There may be a lot of expensive stuff around to look good but going natural is your ticket to start your summer right and shine with a healthy glowing skin.

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How To Use The Gua Sha Massager Tool

How To Use The Gua Sha Massager Tool

Gua Sua massage is becoming popular because of the benefits it has for people that has tried it. You might be one of these people and have probably experienced the different kind of feelings and relief brought on by this type of massage.

Some people will even make an appointment to get a Gua Sua massage, but did you know that you can do it on your own now with Gua Sua massage tool? Yes, that is correct. The Gua Sua massager tool has been produced to work with the increasing demand of Gua Sua massages.

Today, we will show you how to use the Gua Sua massager tool on your face. The benefit of this massage is a slimmer face after you use it. Just follow these 6 easy steps below.

To get ready for your facial massage, use your favorite facial oil. Make sure to apply your oil to your neck as well.

Gua Sha Massage | Perhaps Unicorn

Enjoy the benefits of facial massage using the Perhaps Unicorn Massager Tool.

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5 Reasons To Try Our Konjac Sponge

5 Reasons To Try Our Konjac Sponge

 5 reasons to try our Konjac Songe | Perhaps Unicorn

When it comes to skin care we only want the best. We do the research, we ask our closest friends what they use to have glowing skin.

But what is it that really makes our skin glow and healthy? It is how we exfoliate. Exfoliation defined as the removal of dry or dead skin cells on the surface of the skin as well as increasing blood circulation, which in turn will help you achieve healthy and glowing skin.

One of the newest tools in exfoliation is the Konjac Sponge. It is an Asian import that is made from the Konjac plant. It looks like a weird kitchen sponges, but the wonders it will do to your skin is incredible. It is made from natural fibers that absorbs water and its unique texture helps scrub away dead skin to keep your face free of blackheads and blemishes.

There are so many reasons to exfoliate your skin using Konjac Sponge.

  • IT IMPROVES THE TEXTURE OF YOUR SKIN. Our skin gets dry and rough from the different elements we encounter everyday such as dust and sun exposure. Reviving it can be tricky, but with Konjac Sponge the dryness and dull texture can be easily be wiped away leaving your skin revived fresh and smooth feeling.

  • IT HELPS FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING. Dead skin, wrinkles and fine lines to name a few are the typical signs of aging. This happens when we age because of the natural ability of our skin to shed dead skin cells slows down. Exfoliating your skin regularly will help your skin feel more radiant.

  • IT HELPS SKIN CARE PRODUCTS PENETRATE DEEPER. Piled up dead skin can cause care product not able to penetrate to your skin. Your skin care will only get the chance to really sink in and work on your skin if you exfoliate regularly.

  • IT HELPS TO PREVENT BREAKOUTS. Blackheads, acnes, whiteheads, breakouts and pimples are just among some of the skin problems that we can encounter regularly if our pores are clogged up. Keep it under control by exfoliation for clean and clear pores.
  • IT HELPS EVEN OUT SKIN TONES. Exfoliation is the most powerful tool to fight against uneven skin tones. It helps reveal the bright new skin that’s hidden underneath the leftover dirt dead skin and make up.

  • Remember, dead skin can be an eye sore and a problem to your beauty regimen. Don’t let it lower your self-esteem. Exfoliate regularly with Konjac Sponge to enjoy a day to day glow of your skin.  

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    The Future of 'Gua Sha' Massage

    The Future of 'Gua Sha' Massage

    Have you noticed around your local shopping mall the volume of massage salons? There is a significant growth in massage therapy as it's becoming part of peoples routine why is this?

    Some would want it to be relaxed and stress free, while others uses it as a medicinal procedure for a certain illnesses. Lately, there are several massages making a buzz around the world and one of this is “Gua Sua” massage.


    “Gua Sua massage is very popular in Asia and Asian immigrant communities. It is a traditional healing technique that involves unidirectional scraping and scratching of the skin.

    Gua Sha is used to treat as well as prevent common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, as well as any chronic disorder involving pain, congestion of energy and blood. It also performs to treat systemic toxicity, poor circulation, physical and emotional stress, and migraines. “Gua Sua” healing promotes the flow of energy and blood throughout the body for overall health.


    So here is where your Unicorn from Perhaps Unicorn helps. Using the stone in a Gua Sha massage technique, you can remove the toxins from your skin, not only will you bring out the natural youthful glow in your skin but, your face will appear to be slimmer.  

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