Product Spotlight: Gua Sha

The low down on Gua Shas

Are you ready to take your self-care routine to the next level with your new favourite beauty tool, the Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is a facial tool and massage technique traditionally used in East Asian healing practices to increase blood flow and relieve congestion. The goal was to treat acute and chronic disorders by literally scraping the illness away. Today we use the Gua Sha to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic draining to reduce puffiness. It may also help break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation in the face.

Who doesn’t want to relax and nourish their skin at the same time? Self-care is so important, especially during isolation!

What are the key benefits of using Gua Sha as part of your facial massage?

Reduce puffiness

Many users say that Gua Sha helps to sculpt their features, and in turn reduce puffiness. This occurs due to lymphatic drainage from your face and neck.

Reduce tension

By strengthening your facial muscles regularly with a Gua Sha, you may experience enhanced relaxation and reduced tension in your face. This can help in preventing wrinkles and improving skin texture.

Improved blood circulation

Using facial tools and massage as part of your regular routine has a positive impact on skin blood flow, which may help improve your skins appearance and can lead to glowing skin!

Stimulate your endorphins

The scraping movement of Gua Sha against the skin causes the face to release the body's natural anti-inflammation and pain-relieving endorphins. Overall, less tension, less pain, and less inflammation on the face will result in a happier you!

HOW TO USE?

STEP 1

Start with clean skin and apply your favourite moisturiser or serum

STEP 2

Follow the guide as to which side of your Gua Sha to use on the areas of your face. Using soft pressure, work from the top of your face downwards. Don’t forget your neck!

We recommend holding your Gua Sha at an angle (almost flat against your skin!) in order to control the pressure ad movement against the face. To truly complete your at home facial make sure you mirror whatever you do on one side of your face with the other!

STEP 3

Wash your Gua Sha with warm water and soap. Repeat this practice 2 to 3 times a week.

How often should I use my Gua Sha?

We recommend using your Gua Sha 2 to 3 times a week and alternating between using during the morning and at night. Setting aside time to relax and treat your skin will help ease anxiety and make you feel well-rested and pampered. Not only will you feel more relaxed, but your skin will reap the rewards!

During your morning skincare routine spend a minute or two using your Rose Quartz Gua Sha to massage in your favourite serum and begin your day with some extra self-love and inspiration! The smooth feeling of the rose quarts will relax and depuff your skin to start your day off with a smile. Rose quartz is known for purifying and opening the heart, ready to accept various types of love, in particular self-love and feelings of peace. Starting your day with an added dose of trust, harmony and self-love is exactly what we need in the chaos of this year!

Your night-time skincare routine is the perfect place to use your Jade Stone Gua Sha to help you relax and settle into your evening ahead. A facial massage will help you transition from your busy workday to your much coveted me-time. We recommend following your evening moisturiser with a Gua Sha massage, spending some extra time on your jawline and temple to really work out the tension of your day. Jade stone is a protective stone that soothes the mind and helps to release negative thoughts. It protects the user from harm and is the perfect way to ease the anxiety and pressures that have built up throughout the day. A facial massage with jade stone will have you heading to bed with clear thoughts, ready to take on your dreams with insight and creativity. With your mind at ease, your skin will be as well!

Remember that 2020 is the perfect time to refocus your skincare routine and remember that beauty is ultimately a reflection of how you feel!