“We focus so much on our relationships with other people, and beauty, for me, is about facilitating your relationship with yourself.”
JONATHAN VAN NESS
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Start Everyday with the Empress Ritual
Then, add on each day's new focus.
If you need a refresher, follow this video tutorial by our very own, Britta Plug:
No Filler Plumped Lips
Begin with the Empress Ritual. A pre-lipstick ritual or a simple pick-me-up for a tired face, this revitalizing sequence is also super plumping.
— 1 — Using the U Edge, start at the center of the lips and pull outward and upward. Anchor the skin at the center of your lips with your non-dominant hand. Repeat three to five times. Twist the bottom corner of the U Edge upward at the end of the stroke.
— 2 — Using the Comb Edge, create gentle friction by moving back and forth across the outside lines of the lips.
Feel the tingle! This increases circulation to the lips and can help keep their volume steady over time. It’s especially good at assuaging the vertical lines that form around the lips. Note: Avoid this tutorial if you tend to get cold sores easily — it’s rather stimulating for that delicate area.
Post Your Experience
Some signs of stagnant lymph include swelling, dull skin, and blackheads. Moving lymph by way of gua sha can help to alleviate them all.