Chinese Beauty Secret

Have you heard about the “Chinese beauty secret that makes years disappear”? Woman’s World magazine’s October 29 issue featured quotes from our very own Dr. Linda Miles D.O.M., on how to promote younger-looking skin with the 2,000-year-old Chinese massage technique Gua Sha.

Gua Sha basically involves scraping the skin. Traditionally, it is done with a piece of water buffalo horn but a tablespoon or shoe horn with smooth edges works just as well. Therefore, it is an inexpensive anti-aging technique that can be done in the comfort of your own home.  It helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly firm skin and promote a youthful radiance.

Additionally, while moisturizing your skin is an essential step in preparing your skin for this technique, Woman’s World also featured our Soothing Moisturizing Crème that contains anti-aging antioxidant Pycnogenol® extracted from Maritime pine bark.  Ideal for all skin types, especially red, irritated, sensitive skin, this fragrance-free, silky and nourishing crème diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports collagen and elastin health for a younger-looking complexion.

derma e ® Soothing Moisturizing Creme

For step by step instructions on the Gua Sha technique, click here.

Gua Sha GIVEAWAY! 5 Will WIN! 

Leave a comment here telling us your favorite beauty secret and be entered to win one of five Soothing Moisturizing Crèmes! Winners will be notified in the comments section of this blog post. Giveaway ends November 13, 2012.  Click here for official rules.

  • Kristina Vieweg

    My favorite beauty secret is to make a mask of lemon juice and honey…let sit for 20 minutes and rinse…very inexpensive but it works wonders on dry or acne prone skin!

  • Exfoliation

  • I take my makeup and eye makeup off with 100% pur Jojoba Oil, it cleanses my pores and moisturizes my skin t the same time.

  • Casandra Marie

    My favorite beauty secret is to apply my concealer below my eyes, pressing it in lightly with my fingers. Then using a damp sponge I apply pressed powder to the area, which keeps the concealer from moving and keeps the wrinkles to a minimum!

    • Hi Casandra, Congratulations! You have been selected to win a Soothing Moisturizing Crème! Please email your name and address to social@dermae.com with the subject line “Gua Sha Winner” to receive your prize. Thank you for participating!

  • I always turn the water as cold I can stand at the end of a shower to smooth my hair cuticles, close the pores on my face, get my blood pumping and wake up!

  • Yumsy

    Exercise, Eat fruits and Veggies, Beauty sleep, No smoking, Avoid Salty foods, Skincare regimen – cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect using sunscreen. Do the regimen 2x a day.

  • I have always since I was 13 applied baby oil after my showers and then lotion so my skin is soft & smooth

  • Jessica R.

    I apply eye cream 2-3 times a day!

  • Hilda Garza

    Love this !!!

  • bethany phillips

    Love the Vitamin A wrinkle treatment for treatment of stretch marks!! Works wonders!

  • I love your products because they are all natural and I’ve got to have that for my skin!

  • Carlie p

    I love derma e!

  • An Glorieux

    I saw this notice on Facebook… I am very excited to try out this cream! I have very dry skin that since the last years easily becomes red and irritated. I would love to have glowing skin again! Thank you!

  • Wendy H.

    As winter comes around, everyone gets colds and a sore, chapped and peeling nose from blowing your nose a lot. I use the white blistex that you use for your lips on my nose and it keeps your nose looking great so when you put makeup on it won’t look flaky etc.I have done this for years and pass it on to others for many years:)

    • Hi Wendy, Congratulations! You have been selected to win a Soothing Moisturizing Crème! Please email your name and address to social@dermae.com with the subject line “Gua Sha Winner” to receive your prize. Thank you for participating!

  • Using a cream or serum with vitamin C! Thanks

  • Kelly Irving

    My favorite beauty tip is coconut oil. I massage it at night in the winter to help hydrate dry skin. Also use it as a scalp treatment.

  • Annette

    My favorite beauty secret is tinted sunscreen – my skin looks even, yet natural.

  • Kim

    My favorite beauty secret is old tea bags under the eyes, gets rid of puffiness like that~

  • Barbara Wood

    Nature is abundant with beauty supplies… I love to rub wet sand on the soles of my feet for a great exfoliation treatment when I’m at the beach! Sloughs off all the dead skin off my heels!!

  • Bonita Ford

    Applying high quality coconut oil like an awesome one from Premier Research Labs to loose skin/stretch marks helps to firm and fade.

  • MeganG

    I use an herbal serum and jojoba oil to moisturize my sensitive skin.

  • Charity S

    Beauty tip: Use products that won’t clog your pores, strip your skin of it’s natural oils, and anything that feels to heavy on your face.

  • Melissa

    Eye cream morning and night.

  • karen shaughnessy

    I keep my eye cream refrigerated..seems to work much better when chilled.

  • Sandy Qu

    Exfoliate three times a week. Will try this new product!

  • Leslie caruso

    I would like to be entered to Win the contest !!

  • I like to always exfoliate with sugar & honey !!! Omg it gives me awesome smooth akin 🙂

  • Mercedes Perez

    I would love to try this Derma e product for the first time. Natural products are the best.

  • Olesya Cenera

    My beauty secret is to get enough good quality sleep! make such a difference because at night skin repairs itself.

  • marcia miller

    Drink enough water, eat right, exercise, sleep, wash your face after workouts and before bed, SERUMS, and brush and floss your teeth.

  • Sherrie Yow

    I’ve used Derma E Ester C cream for years.I would like to try this product.thanks Derma E!!!

  • lisa mcfarland

    i use concealer as a primer on my eyelids

  • Wendy Kroy

    Lots of sleep and hydration, to help outside beauty from the inside.

  • Laura

    Sleep, nutrition & Dermae!

  • Lynn

    I keep myself hydrated by drinking water or green tea day and night, and juicing vegetables and fruits in my spiffy new juicer. The extra daily dose of vitamins and minerals are doing my [body and] skin good!

    • Hi Lynn, Congratulations! You have been selected to win a Soothing Moisturizing Crème! Please email your name and address to social@dermae.com with the subject line “Gua Sha Winner” to receive your prize. Thank you for participating!

  • Lisa G

    Dry body brush everyday before taking a shower to keep your skin smooth all over, and to activate your lymph system.

  • Rebekah

    I drink 32 oz of water a day mixed with the juice of one lemon. Keeps my skin healthy and youthful! Every time I share my real age with someone, they don’t believe me. Ha ha!

  • I Exfoliation once a week my face & body

  • Drinking a protein shake mixed with my favourite fruits and vegies for brekky and going for 30 minute run every morning – it not only makes me feel great but I haven’t broken out since I started!

  • Moisturize with cocoa butter, drink lots of water, always use sunscreen & eat lots of fruits & veggies & minimize the processed foods!

  • Monisha

    My favorite beauty secret is Jojoba oil-I use it at night as a moisturiser and my teenage daughter uses it as a makeup remover and we both love it!

  • Audrey Lee

    My beauty secret is daily meditation, exercise, drinking lots of water, eating colorful veggies, lean protein, healthy fat, 3 step skin care, and sunscreen.

    • Hi Audrey, Congratulations! You have been selected to win a Soothing Moisturizing Crème! Please email your name and address to social@dermae.com with the subject line “Gua Sha Winner” to receive your prize. Thank you for participating!

  • tenita shoats

    moisturize is a must

  • Kelli Schulenberg

    My beauty secret is using an oil cleanser on my face, especially this time of year when my skin is so dry. I make my own homemade oil cleanser using caster oil, jojoba oil, and a few drops of rose oil for a great scent. It’s good for my skin and makes it feel so soft, not dry and tight.

  • lynda

    I have a moisturizing regime that targets different areas with different needs. Better than a “one size fits all” routine.

  • lynda

    Moisturize!!!

  • Nancy H

    I use derma e Vitamin A pore refining mask on bikini line to clear pores between waxings… prevents bumps and keeps bikini line smooth

  • My beauty secret is I use Retin A .1% at night and a Clairasonic Mia 2 twice a day. But I need a really good moisturizer because I have mature, dry, skin. Really would like to win!

  • Sarah F

    Coconut oil around the eyes!

  • Sheila Chaffins

    My beauty secret is Organic procucts!

  • Judi M

    stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using natural skincare products.

  • Anna S

    I exfoliate with sugar and honey. I also use moisturizer with sunscreen daily on my face to keep an even skin tone.

  • Exfoliate

  • michelle

    I always rinse with cool/ clod water when getting out of the shower!

  • Sarah W

    I put vaseline on my hands and feet before I go to bed and cover them with gloves and socks. By morning they are all so soft!!

  • Exfoliate and Moisturize

  • A&D ointment for dry elbows and feet!

  • leta finley

    stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water,Exfoliate and Moisturize,I always rinse with cool/ clod water when getting out of the shower!

  • Margaret

    Drink plenty of water and use sunscreen year round

  • Pat B

    getting enough sleep is my ‘secret’!

  • Beth

    Hydrate, exfoliate and moisturize! I also try to stay covered up to be protected from the cold and wind.

  • Moisturizing is my secret! Not only should you use high quality lotions and creams, but also drinking adequate amounts of water!

  • I use Derma E Tea Tree & E Antiseptic Cream on my feet after a Pedicure for a great moisturizer and cooling effect! And don’t forget 100% Shea butter for dry elbows and knees 🙂

  • I love steam treatments. And I love natural treatments that use elements and essential oils.

  • Sayeward Campbell

    Use arnica cream to help reduced dark under eye circles.

    • Hi Sayeward, Congratulations! You have been selected to win a Soothing Moisturizing Crème! Please email your name and address to social@dermae.com with the subject line “Gua Sha Winner” to receive your prize. Thank you for participating!

  • Debbie Crayton

    Moisturize!

  • Patricia Perry

    Keep the sun off your face! Wear a wide brim hat and SPF 90.

  • Lorraine

    I use grapeseed oil after washing my face, and I use coconut oil as a leave in treatment for my hair.

  • lisa mcfarland

    put on body lotion as soon as you finish in the shower

  • tammy hubbard

    sunscreen year long,water and get enough sleep!

  • Shin Peng

    Stay out of the sun.

  • Moisturizer with high SPF. Relax and drink enough water

  • Kathi Walker

    Very Important, no matter how tired you are at the end of the day, be sure to remove your makeup before going to sleep!

  • marlowe dayhuff

    While washing and moisturizing twice daily are most important i find that if I’m experiencing a breakout tea tree oil added to my daily routine shortens the length of my breakout. I LOVE IT!