Vampire facials are now becoming increasingly popular and blood has been a key ingredient when it comes to skincare. We're not talking about bathing in the blood of virgins to promote youth like the famous serial killer Elisabeth Bathory also known as Countess Dracula - we are talking about good old fashion blood circulation!
Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to your cells while it removes waste products, not only to your face but also for the rest of the body, and while we move our bodies in daily activities, we may be neglecting our face because we are less likely to move this portion of our bodies apart from subtle emotions here and there. And if you're usually the blank faced individual, (we heard that resting bitch face does prevent wrinkles) you should definitely try this "exercise" routine for your face!
According to Acne Magazine, good circulation is vital for healthy skin, especially your face. A vast number of skin conditions can be rooted in improper circulation on the face which can be fixed with a proper diet and the inclusion of a facial massage regime in your skincare routine.
A study by the University of Minnesota notes that massage improves blood and lymph circulation, which can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells. This makes the cells healthier and more efficient creating glowy and healthy skin! In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells, so it will provide the same benefits as a great antioxidant, but the best thing about this is that it's working from the inside and not just applied topically!
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese massage technique that focuses on not only improving circulation on the skin but also aims to remove toxins from the body through gentle scraping. However like acupuncture, Gua Sha can be quite an expensive practice to adopt but with a simple tool like the Perhaps Unicorn Face Massager, you can replicate this treatment at home.
The correct way to administer the massage is to start from your forehead scraping upwards and moving your way down the face to your eye area, to your cheek then jaw and finishing off with your neck area.
The hand-crafted Perhaps Unicorn Face Massager has different sized contour edges to target the most hard to reach areas of your face such as your eye sockets. This area of the face is the most prone to poor circulation which results in dark circles. The curved edges also allow you to massage upwards around you jawline and cheek area, removing bloating and toxins.
We provide a free video tutorial to show you how to use our Unicorn Face Massager with every purchase!
The benefits of facial massage are well documented by a number of medical journals and studies, and supplementing this with a healthy lifestyle is a sure-fire way to improve your skin and save you money on beauty products in the long run!
Improve your skin from within is our motto here at Perhaps Unicorn!
To the Rainbows!!!
Love, Annie Fox.