How to Depuff Eyes - Gua Sha for Puffy Eyes

Discover how to depuff eyes with gua sha, an ancient practice that refreshes and firms the eye area. Embrace this calming ritual to awaken your eyes and gently unwind as part of your daily skin care routine.


Why Do I Have Puffy Eyes? Symptoms & Causes

Grasping the underlying factors that cause puffy eyes and dark circles is key to addressing them effectively. Often, these concerns stem from lack of sleep, allergies, high salt intake, and insufficient hydration. By adopting gentle lifestyle changes—like prioritizing rest, addressing potential  allergies, reducing salt in your diet, and staying well-hydrated—you lay the groundwork for minimizing these symptoms.

Seeking an immediate improvement, we can turn to the ancient practice of gua sha, which can help reduce puffiness by promoting lymphatic drainage and increasing blood flow around the eyes. This holistic wellness tool also helps soothe the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 


Does Using a Gua Sha For Puffy Eyes Work?

Absolutely. Introducing the loving touch of a facial gua sha into your daily skincare ritual offers a gentle, yet powerful way to soothe puffiness around the eyes and energize the skin, naturally. 

This traditional healing technique, rooted in Chinese medicine, nurtures both the visible and invisible elements of well-being–the physical act of caring for our skin and the deeper ritual of moving energy, or Qi, throughout the body.

As we gently trace it along the facial contours, we assist the lymphatic system, helping to ease the fluid buildup that often leads to puffiness.

A chilled gua sha gliding across your skin also feels wonderfully soothing, especially on puffy eyes. Allowing your gua sha tool to cool for 10 - 30 minutes in the refrigerator before use will add an extra touch of refreshing invigoration to the ritual. 


How To Depuff Eyes - Gua Sha For Puffy Eyes

When the practice of gua sha is enriched with Quintessential Serum, the most perfectly nourishing companion, a beautiful synergy unfolds. This ultra-restorative elixir, rich with strengthening Frankincense and rejuvenating essence of Rose, is revered for its deeply nourishing and versatile benefits. 

These potent ingredients, known for their restorative and hydrating properties, harmonize perfectly with the physical stimulation provided by the gentle tracing of the gua sha tool across the skin, waking up the skin and promoting a sense of calm and balance.

Using Quartz Gua Sha, follow this step by step guide to not only gently reduce fluid accumulation around the eyes but soothe and detoxify your entire face.


How To Depuff Eyes: A Step-By-Step 

Step 1: Create a smooth surface with Quintessential Serum

To begin, apply several precious drops of Quintessential Serum to the skin. This creates a smooth surface for the gua sha to glide over effortlessly and prevents tugging or pulling on the skin as it encourages blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

Step 2: Focus on the under eye area  using the long edge, Side A 

Begin with short, overlapping strokes using gentle pressure, starting at the bridge of the nose and working under the eye towards the hairline at a shallow angle with the Gua Sha. This technique helps drain the nasal passages, reduces puffiness, and eases dark circles under the eyes. After reaching the hairline, incorporate some additional pulsing movements to encourage lymph drainage. Conclude each sequence with long, fluid strokes, repeating the process 8 times on each side to ensure thorough treatment.

Step 3: Focus on the jaw using the long edge, Side A  

With gentle, mindful strokes, move the gua sha to follow the curve of your jawline towards the area just below your ears. This action not only helps to sculpt the face's natural contours but also encourages the drainage of lymphatic fluids that tend to gather in the chin and jowls. It's a soothing way to massage the face and ease any tension hiding in your jaw muscles, leaving your face more defined and relaxed.

Step 4: Focus on the forehead Using the long edge, Side A  

Start at the center of your forehead, holding the tool vertically. Gently sweep outwards, gliding just above the eyebrows towards the temples. This technique boosts circulation and helps ease tension in the forehead muscles, subtly reducing fine lines. Moving towards the temples can also support lymphatic drainage, and help to relieve sinus pressure or headaches.

Repeating each movement 8-10 times is key to thoroughly activating the area for optimal benefits. Incorporating this practice daily can bring beautiful enhancements in facial contour and help reduce puffiness. It’s also a wonderful way to enjoy a small, simple act of self-care at the end of a busy day. 


Best Products For Puffy Eyes 

While Quintessential Serum is the ideal match for gua sha massage, the delicate eye area can also be nurtured with Awakening Eye Gel. This ultra-light, silky and hydrating formula gently cares for the delicate skin around the  eyes with a blend of ancient plant remedies.

Application is a gentle ritual in itself: with your fingertips, apply a pea-sized amount around the eye area, to cleansed skin, gently tapping from the outer corner of your eyes to the inner, and back again. This method not only soothes but also stimulates the lymphatic system, aiding in the reduction of puffiness by guiding excess fluids towards the earlobe for natural drainage.

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