3. Gua Sha. Gua Sha is a healing technique used throughout Asia that dates back more than 200 years. Gua means to rub and Sha is the term used to describe blood stasis at the surface of the body. The primary benefit of Gua Sha is increasing circulation which in turn will give you a glowing healthy complexion and less swelling in the face.
4. Hydration. Proper hydration can drastically improve blood volume, therefore blood circulation and waste elimination. Maintaining proper hydration promotes the transportation of both nutrients in the blood and waste away from the cells.
5. Face Massage. When we look at what skin aging actually is coming from Eastern perspectives, it is a slowing down of the circulation of blood, otherwise known as "life force". When we age, our circulation of nutrient-rich blood slows down as well as detoxifying lymph which leads to an increasingly sluggish skin-cell turnover.
In those ways, the skin becomes more "stagnant." Breakouts are an accumulation of oil, sebum, excess protein, and debris under the skin. If it stays stagnant, the result is inflammation, which can result in rosacea, wrinkles, aged-looking skin, and acne. Stimulating lymph flow at your body's highest point, your head, helps the rest of it move as well.
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