To use Gua Sha on your face, apply gentle but firm pressure with a Gua Sha tool, using the flat side against your face, and moving it upwards and outwards from your neck to your forehead. Work in small horizontal strokes to promote tissue drainage, reduce puffiness, and release tension.
Thanks to Gua Sha, your face will feel reinvigorated, because this traditional Chinese medicine practice has also been reinvigorated!
The practice dates back thousands of years and has re-emerged as one of the latest beauty trends for achieving a beautiful, youthful glow. Often called “spooning” or “coining,” it uses a small stone, typically jade or quartz, to apply pressure to the skin.
Here’s what you need to know to enjoy an at-home Gua Sha treatment.
How do you prepare your skin for Gua Sha?
To prepare, start by washing your face. For the best results, start your treatment off with a double cleanse to remove any traces of makeup, dirt, and impurities from the surface of your skin.
After this step, rinse and apply a hydrating, antioxidant-rich collagen face mask. This will create a smooth surface for your Gua Sha tool to glide over during your facial. It will also help minimize tugging, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
For your Gua Sha facial to work properly, the tool must glide over your skin to engage your lymphatic system. To help us better understand the practice, think of this process by its other name: jade scraping.
You’ll want to press firmly to scrape the tension away, but not use so much pressure that tissue drainage will be minimized. You’ve got fluid underneath the surface of your skin that is ready to be released, and even strokes in the direction of lymphatic flow will work your Gua Sha tool’s magic.
Why do you need a Gua Sha tool?
According to skincare experts, using a Gua Sha tool is one of the best ways to boost circulation and detoxify the body (talk about a win-win!). Facial Gua not only stimulates collagen formulation and restores the skin, but it can also help you achieve a more defined facial structure.
In other words, using the right tool during your at-home treatments is key to toning your facial muscles.
For your at-home spa session, consider investing in a high-quality rose quartz Gua Sha. When shopping for the right one, keep in mind that not all beauty products are created equal, and it’s essential to buy a high-quality stone.
They all look the same, so why would it matter? Unfortunately, a poor-quality tool can push toxins and dyes into your skin (ew). Not to mention that it has probably been sourced in a way that would make you frown—which is obviously the last thing we want when toning our facial muscles.
So, be sure to choose a professionally-selected and responsibly-sourced stone—because, you’re totally worth it.
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