Fall in love with gua sha


 

Wondering what these pretty pink jade stones are? Meet gua sha! This time-honoured tool is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and has been around for thousands of years, used to promote healing in the body and remove energy blockages.

 

When used correctly on the face, gua sha can promote blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage, which eliminates fluid build up and reduces puffiness. Meaning gua sha might just become your new best friend for those puffy faced, sleepy mornings.

Find tutorials online for correct techniques; it is simple once you get the hang of it. Once mastered, gua sha is sure to become a new ritual in your skincare routine.

Here are a few quick tips to get you started.

 

Preparation:

Use a face oil or serum before starting with gua sha for an extra luxurious feel. Be careful to use a featherlight pressure, remember you are working on sensitive areas!

Around the eyes:

Sweep the gua sha under the eye area, starting close to the nose and out to the temple, all the way to the hairline. Repeat three times on each side of face.

Along the jaw:

Starting at the chin, sweep the gua sha along the jaw, then up to the ear. Sweep the gua sha behind the earlobe and down the neck. Repeat three to five times on each side of face.

To relieve tension:

Start in the middle of the forehead and sweep out towards the temple. Sweep all the way to the hairline. Repeat three to five times on each side.

 


 

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