You may have seen this trending beauty tool on your feed recently and wondered, What is a Gua Sha? Would it be good for me? and How do I use it? We are here to help!
Using a Gua sha involves pressing a flat, rounded tool usually made of jade, amethyst, rose quartz or citrine over the skin to relax the muscles and get the blood moving.
The benefits are: you will remove any puffiness in the morning, you take away any toxins by improving your circulation and promoting oxygen and nutrients. The skin will build new collagen in response to the treatment which will improve the strength, hydration and elasticity of your skin.
How to use: Here are a few exercises you can do with your Gua Sha. There are many more routines and exercises so don’t be afraid to research and experiment to find whatever works best for you.
Always apply your favourite serum or moisturiser to your face and neck, never use just with bare skin.
Press the Gua Sha under the eyes for a cooling soothing sensation and repeat over any areas that are inflamed or need tension released.
With the curved side of the tool, press to the neck and glide it gently up and out. Repeat this on areas such as the jawline and chin. Make sure to use stroking motions in just one direction, not forwards and backwards.
Press the the smaller side of the tool just underneath the eyebrow and use a sweeping motion to pull out to the side towards the hairline. Repeat using the longer curve of the Gua Sha just above the eyebrow. You can also use the tool to press and lift the brow bone to remove tension.
Moving the Gua Sha along the forehead and throughout your scalp promotes healthy hair growth and can be very relaxing which could make this the perfect addition to your bedtime routine.