In the age of telecommuting, there’s no tool quite as sought-after as a good webcam that can send the most flattering image of your face to the participants in your virtual meeting.
If you’ve been making daily video calls since the pandemic abruptly changed our way of working, you must have – intentionally or not – spent a lot of time looking at yourself on screen.
Naturally, this invites self-scrutiny. And suddenly, your face appears a lot less desirable on screen.
“Zoom face” is the name for this odd phenomenon that’s affecting the self-confidence of many who conduct online work meetings.
Good webcams may be able to create a more flattering capture by improving the image quality, but they can’t aesthetically modify your face.
Lighting, camera angles, makeup and that all-important touch-up function can help ever so slightly to make your complexion look better on-screen, but there’s little they can do to solve facial issues like hollowness, puffiness, or saggy skin.
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There’s good reason why so many Hollywood celebs have become fans of the gua sha facial, which is performed with a massage tool used therapeutically in traditional Chinese medicine.
It produces an instantly lifting and firming effect on the skin – in other words, it’s a quick, effective, yet non-invasive way to maintain a camera-ready face.
Kew Organics uses a gua sha tool made of rose quartz, which, of course, is popularly believed to be a healing stone said to be able to relieve tension and release trapped toxins.
But even if you don’t believe in healing energies, gua sha has its therapeutic benefits – the massage techniques work to activate acupressure points in the face to promote micro-circulation and boost lymphatic drainage. Applied with the brand’s own organic skincare products, the treatment will leave you with a visibly more sculpted face.