Traditionally a Chinese technique; the gua sha massage elevates one's self care routine. With the overall benefits of lifting, toning and stimulating blood flow, this tool can increase collagen which in turn can repair fine lines, puffiness and hyperpigmentation.
How to Use
Generously apply a few drops of your favourite serum or oil, and gently massage with your fingertips. If an oil is not applied, the use of a gua sha may cause discomfort, and wrinkling of the skin.
With a firm yet gentle pressure, place your stone at a slight angle on the back of your neck and glide in an upwards motion about 3-5 times. Massaging the back of the neck will assist opening lymphatic drainage.
With the edged side, work around the neck, then begin with one side of your face, starting at centre of your chin, following the jaw outwards 3-5 times.
With the curved side, continue from center outwards, following the contours of your face to the forehead, giving your under eyes and fine lines some extra love, then work on the other side. Once complete, pass lightly in a downwards motion finishing at the neck to drain. Drink lots of water post gua sha to remove toxins.
Gua Sha massage is recommended no more than 3 times per week.
- The massage should not cause any discomfort.
- Anyone under the age of 18 or above the age of 60 should consult a medical practitioner before using the gua sha.
- Use tools sparingly on cuts or broken skin.
- If your skin feels tender after use of beauty tools, drink plenty of water to help eliminate toxins.