In the world of skincare, beauty tools are becoming increasingly popular, but one such tool is that of Gua Sha - an ancient Chinese massage technique that has been around for centuries. While it's unclear exactly when and where this beauty tool originated, some experts believe it dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). However, one thing is certain: the popularity of gua sha facials has surged, and for good reason. Let’s explore why you should be grabbing a Gua Sha and giving yourself a facial massage today!
What is a Gua Sha Facial Massage?
A Gua Sha facial massage is a type of massage therapy that uses a smooth, flat stone to gently massage the face in an upward motion. This massage can help improve circulation in the face and promote skin elasticity by relieving tension from tight muscles. It can also help improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production. Additionally, Gua Sha facial massages have been known to reduce puffiness and wrinkles as well as helping to drain lymphatic fluid from under the eyes which can reduce dark circles.
The Benefits of Using A Gua Sha Beauty Tool
Regular use of a gua sha beauty tool comes along with many benefits including improved skin tone, elasticity and firmness, reduced puffiness and wrinkles, improved circulation, drainage of toxins from under the eyes, and stimulation of collagen production. Additionally, using this type of massage helps reduce stress levels due to its calming effects on the body, promoting relaxation. The best part about using a gua sha beauty tool is that it doesn't require any special products or ingredients – all you need is your hands and a good facial oil or serum like our Goldenface or Jasmine Vitamin Serum.
Gua Sha Tool Technique
As long as you're not tugging on your skin, you can't really go wrong in terms of technique as long as it feels good and you follow these 5 hard and fast rules for using any stone.
If you're using our Bian Stone Gua Sha, the two notches can be used in a variety of healing ways! Made to multi-task, you can hug the lower notch to your jaw and upper notch under your cheekbone in one pass, or use them individually as you would a generic-shaped stone, like our Jade Facial Gua Sha.
Looking for Tutorials?
- Check out my 5-minute morning routine on TikTok.
- This article outlines how exactly to begin a gua sha practice for beginners.
- This account no longer makes new videos unfortunately, but I constantly reference oldies from @a_yes_from_me.
- @CarolineHannibal has fantastic tutorials.
- @allyoucanface is a fantastic resource for new massage techniques.