Gua Sha? What is that? Is that food? A new workout? A new song?
Let’s face it! Everyone seems to be talking about Jade Rollers because of all the amazing benefits something so simple has to offer but did you know that Jade rolling is part of the chinese technique to Gua Sha?
A simple web search will yield thousands upon thousands of reviews and videos describing the benefits the little crystal tool can have on your skin, joints, wrinkles--it’s no wonder its become so popular in the wellness and self-care industry. We decided to create the ultimate guide on how to choose your Gua Sha and just how to use it!
What is Gua Sha?
A Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese practice in which someone takes a flat tool and using pressure, pulls it across the skin to increase blood flow. One of the abilities of this process is that activates the body’s natural healing abilities, so automatically, it drains muscles from inflammation and from tension.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
- Eliminates dark circles around the eyes
- Treats migraine
- Reduces wrinkles
- Helps with skin issues overall
- Aids the skin with acne, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation
- Tightens skin
- Increases blood flow
How to pick the perfect Gua Sha:
Since this will be your new all-time favorite self-care routine, you have to take some time to pick the right one for you.
This product can be made from different materials, but we highly recommend you use the ones that are made from crystals, known for their healing powers, like our Jade Gua Sha, which helps to stimulate your natural beauty and sculpting your face or our Rose Quartz Gua Sha., which helps to ease tension, stress, and anxiety.
Now that you have it, it’s time to use it
It’s time for you to start your self-care ritual and get the skin you’ve always wanted!
First, find a space that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Play some music that makes you feel calmed and light up some candles or incense. Now, it’s time for you to use your Gua Sha, grabbing it from the curved side and gliding it gently starting with the neck, jawline, and chin, passing it between three and five times.
There’s no required rhythm or intensity, each skin is different, so you’ll have to find the one that works best for you.
Last but not least, clean it
The skin is a very sensitive area, that’s why you need to be careful and clean about everything you use on it.
To clean your Gua Sha, we recommend a microfiber cloth to wipe the tool and prevent any bacteria. To dry it, you can do it with a microfiber dry cloth or just air dry it.
Now that you know everything about the Gua Sha, it’s time for you to get your favorite one and start doing wonders for your skin