Updated: Jan 17
Just about everyone has skimmed past some sort of ad about facial tools on the internet, in beauty magazines, or seen a glimpse of a tutorial on apps like Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok and Instagram. But I can promise you, this is the one and only blog that covers absolutely everything you need to know about the different kinds of facial tools there are, how they work, and all their amazing benefits! Trust me… facial tools are SO much more than just pretty stones you roll over your face.
What Are Facial Tools?
The most well-known facial tools on the market are Facial Rollers and Gua Sha tools. Facial Rollers are typically made of healing crystal stones like Jade, Rose Quartz and sometimes Amethyst. There are stone rollers on each end of the handle. The larger, textured stone is used for product penetration on the larger areas of the face, while the smaller, smooth stone is used to cool and de-puff smaller areas such as the under-eye area.
Gua Sha is a traditional Eastern Asian practice that translates to “scraping the pain away” and Gua Sha tools are also made of healing crystal stones like Rose Quartz or Jade.
The final facial tool I will be introducing you to is the revolutionary Osmosis EPIC Skin Tool. The EPIC Skin Tool from Osmosis is an all-new, groundbreaking piece of technology that combines the known efficacy of micro-rolling with the safety and convenience of a traditional facial roller.
Benefits Of Using A Facial Roller
The Osmosis Rose Quartz Facial Roller stimulates and improves blood circulation in the face, which helps make your skin look brighter and increases firmness of the skin. While increasing blood circulation and stimulating oxygenation deep in the layers of the skin, the facial roller assists in reducing the appearance of puffiness through lymphatic drainage. It also helps release trapped toxins, stimulates collagen production, and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. The cooling crystal on the Osmosis Rose Quartz Facial Roller also soothes the skin and amplifies product penetration. You can quickly de-puff your skin and tighten pores by storing your facial roller in the refrigerator and using it while the stones are cold.
How To Use The Osmosis Rose Quartz Facial Roller
After cleansing and prepping the skin with a facial oil or serum, use the large roller and work from the center of the face toward the hairline, starting at the chin and working upward to the forehead in sections: chin to hairline, side of nose to ear, between eyebrows to hairline, forehead to temple. Use the small roller at the inner eye and roll to outer eye. Facial rollers are safe and recommended to use everyday, morning and night, for the best results. It only takes five to ten minutes of massaging your face with a facial roller to increase blood flow, reduce puffiness, contour, and experience the benefits of de-stressing.
Benefits Of Using A Gua Sha Tool
The art of Gua Sha is exceptionally grounding. The slow-paced movement and gentle touch are deeply relaxing and using Gua Sha as a medium to meditate and tune in to ourselves deeper transforms a cosmetic treatment into a truly grounding ritual. The Osmosis Rose Quartz Gua Sha is used to relieve pain and tension by ‘scraping’ the smooth crystal on lubricated skin. It increases microcirculation, helping release toxins as it stimulates and amplifies the skin’s natural healing ability. The increase in circulation also plays a role in treating ailments that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Using deep pressure with a Gua Sha stone will help release the muscular tension we hold so much of in our necks and faces. Releasing existing tension in the face and neck allows the muscles to do their supportive jobs properly. You’ll experience a dramatic release of tension when Gua Sha is incorporated frequently into your self-care routine. This can be a wonderful tool for TMJ and those who suffer from headaches. Relaxing your facial muscles regularly also prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The unique edges of Gua Sha stones work perfectly to lift, sculpt and tighten the skin. With regular use, you can prevent the signs of aging like sagging, dull, wrinkled skin. Because Gua Sha stimulates circulation, your skin cells become more oxygenated and are able to carry more nutrients, contributing to a more radiant, plumped up and youthful appearance. Improved circulation and lymphatic function from the Gua Sha technique results in a naturally dewy, glowing complexion. The action of gently scraping the Gua Sha tool across the skin aids in better product penetration, helping phytonutrients go deeper into the layers of your skin to give them more hydration. Gua Sha can also be used to prevent and clear acne by decongesting the skin and reducing inflammation.
How To Use A Gua Sha Tool
After cleansing, prep your skin with a facial oil or serum. Hold the tool at an angle against the skin, keeping solid but gentle pressure and drag from the the center of your face to the outer edge by your ear. Starting from the neck and moving upward along your chin, cheeks, and very gently around the eye area.
The Osmosis EPIC Skin Tool
it supports lasting results at home between professional treatments by enhancing any skincare routine for faster, more advanced results. Until now, traditional at-home devices with this level of efficacy have been dangerous and unsanitary for many reasons. However, with this revolutionary device, you can get professional results DAILY without risking complications such as infections or skin tear.
The Osmosis EPIC Skin Tool is a patent-pending tool designed to maximize the performance of your skincare by promoting deeper penetration of active ingredients, without compromising skin health. It features hundreds of miniature pyramids that penetrate just beyond the lipid barrier, allowing up to 30% more of a product’s active ingredients to penetrate deeper and perform more effectively. The 360-degree angled rollers gently glide over facial contours, creating micro-channels in a safe zone, increasing circulation, firms, and re-energizes the skin. The Osmosis EPIC Skin Tool can be used safely anywhere on the face, neck, or body, and on most skin types. (It is not recommended for people with severe acne, rosacea, or dermatitis.)
How To Use The Osmosis EPIC Skin Tool
After cleansing and applying your facial serum, simply use the EPIC Skin Tool by gently rolling the spheres in a downward motion on the face. By doing this, the tiny pyramids on the spheres guide the ingredients into micro-channels. This delivery system increases the product penetration rate from just 15% up to 30% so you get even better results from your skincare.
As with any new skincare product or tool, we recommend you start conservatively using the device only once a day with light pressure. Once you see how the skin acclimates, you can increase the pressure or frequency of use. When starting off, light pressure is necessary. It should feel as if it is barely touching the surface of your skin as you roll it around your face. You should never feel any pain when using the EPIC Skin Tool, as that indicates you are applying too much pressure.
Cleaning Your Facial Tools
It is extremely important to wipe off any excess oils or serums with a soft, clean washcloth after each use of your facial tools. If not cleaned regularly, it will allow excess product and bacteria to build up and you definitely want to avoid using dirty facial tools on your skin at all costs! You can use a gentle face wash or soap to kill bacteria, but be sure to rinse thoroughly with room temperature water. Avoid using hot water on your facial tools or soaking them in water, as it will damage the stones. Lay your facial tools horizontally on a clean, dry washcloth to dry.
Wrapping Up What We’ve Learned
Using facial tools is the absolute best & most effective way to maintain your skin between professional facial treatments with your aesthetician. You may be asking yourself, “Why would I spend money on a facial tool when I already pay my aesthetician to take care of my skin?” And the answer is simple… You will never experience the full benefits of a professional treatment or maintain results if you don’t follow your at-home skin care routine prescribed by your aesthetician. And using facial tools has been proven to DOUBLE product efficacy from 15% to 30% by allowing your favorite products to penetrate deeper into the skin. So don’t let that money you spend on professional treatments go to waste! Take care of your skin at home between professional treatments and reap all the benefits of your skin care routine with the use of facial tools.