The ongoing trend and hype on social media about new-age skincare tools have indulged us into investing in them or at least browsing the internet to get some details. We assume that's exactly how you would’ve landed up here!? Well, don’t worry! You are at the right place. We are going to cover not the modern tools but the old-age Ayurvedic Kansa wand and the magical benefits it offers.
Did you know, Kansa wand is an ancient skincare tool with a long history in Ayurvedic heritage!? It antecedes the jade roller and gua sha and henceforth, is basically an Ayurveda answer to them.
What is Kansa wand?
A Kansa wand is a dome-shaped facial massaging tool with a wooden handle and a metallic tip made up of Kansa metal (or bell metal), that does more than a massage. Kansa is an alloy assembled by combining copper and tin, which is basically a form of bronze where all the magic comes from. Kansa loosely deciphers into “healing metal”. Kansa metal is exactly what makes the Kansa wand stand out from the other skincare tools like jade rollers and gua sha.
What is so spellbinding about this metal is its ability to balance pH! It is believed that Kansa came about in the bronze age in India. Back in the day, the Kansa metal was originally used in making drinking glasses and plates because of its soothing properties. There are claims which suggest that drinking in a glass or cup made up of Kansa metal purifies the water inside, and having your meal on a Kansa plate eases your digestion process. It is said, Kansa balances the acidity of the food drastically thus, assisting in better digestion.
Eventually, people discovered the incredible benefits of using Kansa on the skin directly for massaging and then, the rest is history! On the skin, it works miraculously by removing excess heat; and reducing inflammation. It is known to balance your doshas, reduce pitta, and relax your tensed facial muscles. You can buy one at https://selflovesoaps.in/collections/wands/products/kansa-wand-face
How does Kansa wand work?
This humble facial skincare tool can do wonders to your skin because of the magnificent alkaline property of the Kansa metal which keeps your major skin concerns- inflammation, sensitivity, premature ageing, acne, and sensitivity at bay, because of its ability to balance your skin’s pH. Additionally, massaging your skin with a Kansa wand can help remove built-up toxins by facilitating lymphatic drainage and relieving tension. The rolling action of the wand on your skin during a massage promotes circulation, pumps more oxygen into the blood and aids lymphatic circulation, thereby leaving you with that plumped, glowy, brightened skin. Regular use can ultimately result in more clarity, brightness and a glowing complexion. Facial massage can assist in bringing down puffiness, giving the face a lifted appearance, at least temporarily. But on doing it religiously every day, it doesn’t fail to give you the outcome of chiselled features like taut and rejuvenated skin, lifted cheekbones, and sharp jawline due to its sculpting actions that work deeper into your muscles and tone them up. A facial Kansa massage feels just the way your mind and body feel after performing yoga. Also, Kansa wand massage can actually enhance your Abhyanga self-massage ritual that you read about in our last article. https://selflovesoaps.in/blogs/news/abhyanga-the-ayurvedic-self-massage-and-the-art-of-doing-it
Benefits of using Kansa wand:
- Boosts and improves circulation thereby, reducing puffiness.
- Enhanced circulation energises your skin and allows free movement of nutrients into cells ensuring healthy skin and a dewy, rosy complexion.
- Detoxifies by promoting lymphatic drainage.
- Imparts healthy glow and radiance to your face.
- Relaxes and tones the facial muscles; and alleviates stress and muscle tension.
- Massaging supports the release of excess heat and acidity.
- Enables the skin to absorb all those nourishing nutrients present in the oil or serum, thereby revitalising it.
- Delays early signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and under-eye puffiness; and improves skin elasticity.
- Balances the pH level of the skin.
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Helps to calm irritation and redness.
- Calms down inflammations, caused by dryness and dosha imbalance.
How to use Kansa wand for your face?
If you’ve ever used any sort of facial roller or facial tool, getting along with Kansa wand won’t feel too unfamiliar. And, in case, you don’t have any prior experience, don’t worry, just go ahead with the article and read about the detailed steps mentioned below to get started.
- Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
- Ideally, to get the most out of it, Kansa wand is supposed to be paired with a serum or facial oil so it doesn’t tug at your skin. So, take some facial oil or serum and prep your face and neck. You can choose one of the homemade body oils available at https://selflovesoaps.in/collections/oils
- Gently massage your forehead by making zig-zag patterns and draw the figure-eight pattern on the forehead five times. This relaxes your mind and emotions, stimulates memory and improves concentration. It is also considered to be helpful in relieving sinus headaches.
- Next, circle your cheekbone five times using firm pressure. Move under your cheekbone and massage upward and downward with firm pressure, moving from the corner of the mouth up to the earlobe and back again to the corner of the mouth.
- Next, move to the jawline. Move the wand from under the chin towards the ear in firm upward strokes along the jawline.
- Move in circles on your chin and around the mouth
- Do all the above steps at least five times each at one go on each side and repeat if you want.
- Start with once a week and gradually go on twice-thrice a week for a duration of 10-15 mins.
- Use consistently and religiously to see visible results and keep your skin youthful and glowing
And, yes, don’t freak yourself out if you happen to see any grey tint on your skin or if your oil turns grey as you massage. It only means that your Kansa is working. This grey tint is actually a chemical reaction between the metal and the acid content on the skin as it heals, which is basically known as oxidisation. Greyness indicates the release of pitta and heat, acidity, blockages, impurities and toxins from the skin that reacts with the pure Kansa metal. Simply wipe it off using a cloth when done.
Some important points to bear in mind:
- Do not forget to use a facial oil or serum along with a Kansa wand to massage. The oil or serum reduces friction and prevents the wand from tugging at your soft skin.
- Monitor the application of your pressure and ensure that you don’t push too hard. Applying too much pressure or pulling too hard can make you prone to wrinkles and you wouldn’t definitely want that!
- Though the Kansa wand is a harmless skincare tool, the only contraindications for not using a Kansa wand would be if you happen to be allergic to any of those two metals. That could possibly cause a reaction.
- Make sure to invest in good quality Kansa wands and beware of the fakes! Kansa is pure and it has zero lead content.
- And for storage and daily care, simply wipe the wand after each use or use mild chemical-free soap and warm water only on the metal part; and dry it with a soft cloth or cotton. Do not clean it with wet wipes. Make sure to cover your Kansa wand after every use, because if kept in the open, the metal will eventually oxidise and turn black. Also, try to keep it away from direct sunlight.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to upgrade your skincare routine by incorporating the Kansa wand.
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