I often dream about waking up with my eyebrows precisely filled in, lips beautifully glossed, and face and jawline perfectly snatched. But whether I’d like to admit it or not, I’m definitely a morning-puffy-face kinda gal.
According to my “extensive research,” my morning face can be caused by a REM-less night’s sleep, a few salty margaritas the night before, or my annoying habit of neglecting my expensive, million-liter water bottle most of my days.
Point being, I often wake up feeling swollen and, well, not so cute.
Back in the day, my go-to trick was rinsing my face with cold water and icing the affected areas to reduce swelling. Then I was introduced (well, more like influenced) to the facial gua sha. Funny enough, before I even started working at Poosh, I came across this article and screenshotted their step-by-step guide for reference back in college.
This ancient Chinese practice reduced my morning swelling and saved my contours back in 2021. Two years (and many different gua sha facial tools) later, I made the jump over to the Stainless Steel Gua Sha, and all I can say is, I’ll never go back.
Slick Skin Serum
But the real game changer was the Slick Skin Gua Sha Serum.
I use this serum every single day. It has become a staple in both my morning and makeup routine.
Have you ever been to an ice rink and that big, scary Zamboni comes along to clean the ice? That’s exactly what this serum does by providing a divine layer of silky smoothness that evens out grooves and preps the skin for effortless glides. It’s the perfect choice for more sensitive skin that’s vulnerable to scrapes and marks.
And if you thought the serum couldn’t get any better, it’s also rich in moisturizing lipids that help restore, replenish, and restructure my skin. Every morning, I drip this on my face, apply my beloved gua sha tool, and then go directly to makeup. No need to wash anything off, since the serum gives my skin a ridiculously gorgeous glow.
I have to say, this product perfects the art of facial massage. I must have been doing gua sha wrong all my life. Thanks to this dewy serum, I never knew my face could feel so hydrated and look so snatched.
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