Though they say that it is “the most wonderful time of the year,” this time of year is also often one of the busiest and, for some people, the most stressful. Despite having tools like our Zero-Stress Holiday Gift Guide, December often calls for tons of commitments and little time to truly take care of yourself. As I’ve mentioned before, those who do so much for others often end up feeling drained and depleted of energy. Self-care is an essential part of being able give love to others and without taking care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of those you love. It is for this reason that I have decided to introduce a brand new limited time only Holiday Gua Sha Special Facial:

Indulge in a little “you time” with our Holiday Gua Sha Special! This 45 min brightening facial includes a little diamond micro-derm magic, LED light therapy, facial Gua Sha, Brightening Blueberry Mask and our Red Carpet Oxygen treatment to reawaken dull, stressed skin. You will feel amazing, look radiant and holiday ready!

Call us now at 212-213-8520 for an appointment! This amazing facial is only available from Dec 7th-Dec 31st, 2016 and is only $175!

For those of you that have yet to hear about Gua Sha, let me explain about this amazing, well-kept beauty secret. Gua Sha is an ancient facial therapy used by emperors and empresses. The methods, techniques and instruments are based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Gua Sha is not just a beauty treatment but also has therapeutic benefits, such as improving blood circulation, relieving sinuses and tightening skin.

I know that some of you may not be located locally and won’t be able to make it to our Fifth Avenue spa for this fabulous treatment. In this case, I suggest purchasing our beautiful Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool and giving yourself this treatment at home. Remember, there is no excuse for not finding time to take care of yourself, even just for a couple of minutes! Here are the 6 simple steps that teach you how:

1.) First, apply 2 drops of our Black Currant Serum in order to give your skin the necessary lubrication for the massage.

2.) Next, begin the massage using our Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool: Holding the long rounded side, start at the base of your chin and in an upward motion, using gentle pressure, draw the long side of the tool with the three bumps outward toward one side of your face, gliding along your jaw. Repeat this soothing action a few times and then repeat on the other side of the face.

3.) Repeat step 2 entirely but begin on one side of your lips, drawing the tool upward and outward towards the side of your face. Don’t forget the other side!

4.) Repeat step 2 entirely again but begin on one side of your nose, drawing the tool upward and outward towards the side of your face, gliding over your sinuses. Don’t forget the other side!

5.) Gently and using the smallest edge at the tip of the tool, repeat step 2 again beginning beneath on of your eyes, drawing the tool upward and outward towards your temple. Be sure not to drag the skin at any point because the skin beneath the eye is very delicate! Also, don’t forget to the other eye as well.

6.) Finally, repeat step 2 again but begin in the center of your forehead, drawing the tool outward towards your temples. Repeat on the other side.

Essentially, you are working up your face, repeating the same gliding, upward and outward motion. Over time, you will see an amazing lifted result, though I have some clients who notice a difference immediately!

What do you do to take care of yourself during the busy holiday season? Have you heard about Gua Sha and its amazing benefits before? Would you try giving yourself a Gua Sha facial massage? Let me know if try it out and how it makes your skin glow like crazy.

I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing! It’s always lovely sharing these wonderful tips with you all!

With all my love,

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