Jade gua sha tools are increasing in popularity in the West as folks find out about this beautifying and soothing skin care technique. I've used jade gua sha tools in my skin care treatments and my own skin care routine for a long time, and now you can get one for yourself! I also put together a little video demonstrating how to use your new tool, and a 5 minute organic skin care routine that will leave you with glowing skin and close your day with some self-care. Enjoy!
What I've been reading, writing, thinking and about and indulging in this week.
Inspiration Station: Canadian plus-sized clothing company Penningtons is receiving a lot of attention for this heart-lifting ad showcasing their yoga clothes. It may be an ad, but it made me feel pretty great (and eager to get my sun salutation on!)
Oil Cleansing How-to: I use Angelica & Peony facial serums to clean my face as well as moisturize it. If you're thinking "clean my face with oil?! what?!" read this nice overview from Already Pretty, a body-positive fashion and beauty blog.
Happy Lunar New Year! Also called Chinese New Year, many Asian cultures will celebrate the new year with the new moon on February 8. Many practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, no matter their birth culture, mark the Lunar New Year as well. I got to learn all about what we can expect this year from Lillian Pearl Bridges on Medigogy, and here's a fun article from her on lucky foods to eat through the new year season.
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Monkey!
PS See you Thursday at 4 pm PST for the next episode of TCM Talk, all about radiant, natural skin!