What’s All The Rave About Gua Sha Anyways?
We should first break down what "Gua Sha" means before we even talk about its benefits and all of the other good stuff.
The word "Gua" means scrape or rub, while "Sha" means sand, and there are treatments both for the face as for the body.
The facial Gua Sha treatments are our favorite ones and it’s done by scraping a Jade stone over the skin in soft yet firm upward strokes.
While you can use any hard object with a rounded edge (we've seen people using coins and bottle caps!), it is recommended to use a Jade Gua Sha to get a smoother stroke and a more consistent scraping.
So what are the benefits of a Facial Gua Sha?
There are several actually!
It helps you fight puffiness since Gua Sha is an amazing way to aid lymphatic drainage and help it circulate freely. This is done by gently stroking from your face down to your neck.
Your collagen production goes through the roof! This makes your skin look firm and healthy.
By striping your face from dead skin cells, it lets your skin regenerate new and fresh skin which in turn reduces the fine lines and wrinkles noticeably.
With all of those benefits, who wouldn’t want to give Gua Sha a try?
We recommend you make it a habit to do one session of facial Gua Sha every day either at night or after you wake up in the morning.
The best thing about Gua Sha is that it's easy to incorporate into any skincare routine.
Can you believe it only takes 5 minutes to do?
While you can do your face by yourself, we recommend you go to a professional if you want to get the full benefit of Gua Sha done to your body.
Still, if you're going to try it out by yourself first, this is the tool you'll be needing.
Even though a facial Gua Sha has fantastic benefits, there are some points you should consider before you start.
If you have botox on your face, it’s best if you talk to your doctor about Gua Sha and let them decide whether it’s safe for you to do Gua Sha and in which areas.
You should steer clear from Gua Sha if you suffer from cystic acne since it may trigger a flare-up with a specific cystic acne and could make things worse.
If you have any questions regarding the product or Gua Sha itself, please send us a message via this page.
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