I was recently introduced to the fascinating world of Indian ayurvedic tools, including the Kansa wand, through a reel I found while doom-scrolling. As I delved deeper into my research, I stumbled upon Roshini Chopra’s Kansa wand tutorial, which only fueled my curiosity.
While I live in India, this is the first time I’d heard of this desi alternative to the ubiquitous Gua Sha and jade rollers—so, it was only natural that I embark on a quest to unravel the mysteries of the Kansa wand and its skincare benefits.
Kansa 101: What Is It & What Is It Used For?
The Kansa wand is an ancient skin care tool that goes back at least 5,000 years (maybe more); crafted from a unique blend of copper and aluminium, it possesses exceptional health benefits thanks to the metals’ innate alkaline properties.
Now we already know that acidic imbalance in the skin can lead to premature ageing, unsightly wrinkles, persistent inflammation, or acne.
A Kansa wand helps with:
- Balancing the pH levels of your skin
- Enhancing lymphatic drainage
- Stimulating improved oxygen circulation
- Reducing puffiness
- Enhancing a natural glow
How To Use It?
Begin your Kansa wand journey with a lightweight face oil like jojoba or rosehip oil, and consider options like the Kal Hans Naturals Kansa Wand Facial Massager or the Ranavat Kansa Wand.
Step 1: Glide the wand in circular motions of 8 around your eyes.
Step 2: Massage in outward strokes from under the cheek and along the contours of your jaw.
Step 3: Drain the fluid buildup behind your ears with gentle, careful strokes
Step 4: Conclude the massage by repeating the circles of 8 around your forehead, and end by focusing on the point between your eyebrows.
More Things To Know
Now if your skin starts to take a greyish sheen after using the wand, don’t worry. It just means that the Kansa is working. This slight discolouration results from a chemical reaction between the metal and acidic elements on the skin as it heals.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that you should beware of fakes. Remember, quality matters; genuine Kansa wands are fashioned from copper and aluminium. As a rule of thumb, any Kansa with zinc, or metals other than copper and aluminium, are not genuine and may have some amount of lead content.
If you experience any unusual side effects, it’s wise to consult with your dermatologist before proceeding further. Your skin deserves nothing less than the best.
Apart from that, this ingenious counterpart to Chinese face massage tools has definitely earned its place on my “Top 10 Must-Have Items” for when my paycheck arrives!
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