Gua Sha is an alternative treatment that involves scraping a flat stone over the skin to promote muscle relaxation and lymphatic drainage.
A traditional East Asian and Chinese massage treatment, it has become the latest skincare tool to utilize for self-care and wellness. Essentially, it treats muscle pain and tightness by applying pressure with a flat stone.
What is facial Gua Sha?
The Gua Sha facial treatment uses a similar technique to the traditional Gua Sha massage. In Chinese medicine, it was used as an alternative treatment to relieve body pain, soothe muscle tightness, and rebalance the body’s natural flow of energy. Recently, the treatment is trending on social media as an effective way to give yourself an instant facelift.
Facial Gua Sha is a modified version of the traditional technique that uses gentle, relaxing movements to relax and restore the skin’s appearance. A full facial treatment, which starts at the neck and finishes at the forehead, takes approximately 15 minutes. This facial is associated with a wide range of benefits, including increased circulation, a smoother complexion, and reduced puffiness. Many people also notice immediate improvements, such as more sculpted features, but it takes multiple treatments to see improvements in fine lines.
What do you need to perform Gua Sha?
To perform it at home, you’ll need a flat Gua Sha stone and a high-quality hydrating mask. Before starting the therapy, apply a hydrating mask to your face and neck to revive your skin and make your massage more comfortable. To perform Gua Sha like a professional, consider investing in professional-grade rose quartz or green jade stones known for their healing properties.
If you have sensitive skin, opt for a high-quality gemstone face roller. The cooling sensation of a gemstone face roller helps stimulate collagen production, promote tissue drainage, and reduce puffiness without irritating your skin.
How do you perform Gua Sha?
To get started, start moving your Gua Sha stone in upward motions while applying medium pressure to your facial skin. During your at-home treatment, focus on keeping the stone flat instead of using the edges to avoid bruising your face.
For a full facial Gua Sha treatment, start at the neck. Then, gradually move to the jaw, the under-eye area, and the brow bone, finishing with the forehead. For the best results, skincare experts recommend performing three 15-minute Gua Sha treatments per week.
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