Summer Skincare Essentials
2 July 2021
When it comes to your summer skincare essentials, we have all the tools you need. Whether it’s a skincare tool to soothe, calm or nourish, or a crystal to relieve the symptoms of sunburn or mossie bites, we have your summer skincare nailed at Hayo’u.
According to Chinese medicine, we are now in the season of fire, which is linked to the heart, which in turn brings universal joy and love. This couldn’t be better timing for us, as we start to see our friends again and are allowed to socialise with those that we care about. Welcome to our summer skincare essentials:
Discover Your Summer Glow
After a winter behind closed doors our skin can become dull and lifeless. Add to that, five months of lockdown, and it’s no surprise if our skin is screaming for help.
But help is at hand, and we have the antidote for your summer skincare. This is where gua sha and rose quartz come in. Rose Quartz specifically aligns to fire and is associated the world over with unconditional love and being the crystal to support heart energy. Because of this, it is the perfect crystal to use during the hot summer months.
In Chinese medicine, rose quartz is believed to tonify the heart qi, which makes it the ideal skincare choice. A strong heart helps to maintain healthy blood flow and circulation, which ensures that the skin gets all the nourishment it needs. The heart also helps to regulate sleep, and we all know that our skin looks better after a good night’s sleep. But that’s not all. One of the magical benefits of rose quartz is it’s cooling properties – especially if you keep it in the fridge – making it the perfect solution for heat rash, insect bites and stings, and sunburn, as well as sensitive or reactive skin.
Soothe and Refresh
Our award winning Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer and Precision gua sha tools are the skincare choice for summer. Even if we have a typical British summer of rain, healthy glowing skin will not only make us look better, but we’ll feel a whole lot better too.
Rose quartz is also linked to positive emotion in Chinese wisdom, so not only does it boost the circulation and help nourish the skin, but it makes us feel good too. Use as part of your daily gua sha routine, especially in the mornings when it is believed to enhance the natural energy patterns of the day.
But the beauty of the rose quartz crystal is that it does so much more, think of it as your skincare First Aid Kit. Keep your tools in the fridge and you can use them for numerous summer niggles. Sore runny eyes from hay fever? Hold the cold Beauty Restorer over your eyes to cool the affected area. The same goes for insect stings and mosquito bites (the Precision is perfect for targeting smaller areas). If you find yourself breaking out in spots (sun cream and sweat can block the pores), soothe in the same way. Press and gently stroke over heat rash and sunburn to calm the prickling heat and cool the skin.
Save yourself a whopping £24 with the Cool and Refresh Kit, which contains all your summer skincare essentials including the Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer and Rose Quartz Precision, nourishing Beauty Oil, and limited edition Hayo’u headband and travel pouch.
De-Stress and Cool
A beautifully soothing tool to use in the evening when skin is feeling tight and flushed after a day in the sun, is the Clear Quartz Beauty Restorer or the Clear Quartz Compress. Known as the ‘Master Healer’ of gua sha, clear quartz will calm tired and stressed skin in just one minute. According to Chinese medicine, clear quartz removes heat from the body created from the stresses of the day, calms the mind and improves energy flow ( or the flow of Qi). Use this gentle yet powerful tools when you skin needs a little TLC at bedtime.
Our latest addition to the clear quartz family, the Clear Quartz Compress, is our favourite tool to reduce any puffiness from too much sun (or not enough sleep), relax tight muscles and rebalance the skin. Simply press and stroke across the skin to soothe yourself into oblivion.
So not only our rose quartz and clear quartz gua sha tools your summer skincare essentials, they’re your summer First Aid Kit too. So whether you’re staying at home or hitting the beach this summer you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips.