Dress in comfortable clothing, perhaps your favorite silk set or robe, ensuring your neck and decollete are exposed. Secure any loose hair away from your face. Then you are ready to begin prepping your skin to create glide. This is essential to prevent tugging.
It’s ideal to begin with clean skin. If time allows, start by cleansing with your favorite
. Follow by liberally misting your face and neck with toner of choice
. Take a moment to breathe in it’s aromatic notes. With your skin still damp, scoop a pea-sized amount of the Night balm
or a facial oil
of choice. Work the balm/oil into your skin until it feels protected by a luscious layer of nutrient-rich oils. You’ll know you’ve applied enough balm/oil once your fingers can easily glide across your skin without tugging.
Gift yourself a Facial Massage
Once your skin is prepped, gift your skin a gua sha facial massage. Always starting with the neck, gently massage your skin using the facial gua sha tool following Apoterra x Cecily Braden Lymphatic Sequence instructions. If you are ready, follow with any of the targeted facial gua sha protocol techniques or safely explore the many curves and angles of this patented tool with guidance provided by Cecily Braden in our online educational library.
Short on Time?
The lymphatic sequence takes about 3 minutes and can fit into the busiest of schedules. Carry your facial gua sha tool with you in its protective pouch and a travel size mist and balm or oil. You can practice the lymphatic sequence at the office, in the car or even on a flight! Aim to do the full lymphatic sequence 1x per day although just doing the neck portion (about 1 minute) is enough to see benefits. Once the lymphatic sequence has been completed, fit in targeted facial gua sha moves whenever you can throughout the day.
How to clean your tool
After each use, clean your tool either with your Apoterra soap and water or a cleansing mist.
Pro Tip: We recommend incorporating this ritual into your morning skincare routine, but you can practice this ritual at any time of day. Begin your journey by practicing the lymphatic sequence on a daily basis to improve the delivery of nutrients and the removal of waste. Once you have completed the lymphatic sequence and are ready to incorporate more targeted techniques, refer to the Apoterra x Cecily Braden Facial Gua Sha protocol or other targeted facial gua sha techniques in addition to the lymphatic sequence, although they do not need to be practiced immediately one after the other. It is important to practice the lymphatic sequence first and often for optimal benefits. (Both technique and more can be found in our Facial Gua Sha Educational Library)