The secret is out: All it takes is one small contoured stone to completely elevate your at-home skincare routine. A fabulous facial with ancient roots, Gua Sha is a traditional practice that allows you to easily rejuvenate your skin without ever changing out of your bathrobe.
If you’ve wondered what all the buzz is about when it comes to Gua Sha, read on to see how this cute little stone can make a world of difference when it comes to your skin.
What is Gua Sha?
Let’s start with the basics before we go any further. Gua Sha is an ancient practice that dates back to China’s Ming Dynasty, which began in the 1300s. Also known as “skin scraping,” the modern art of Gua Sha involves gliding a smooth, curved stone across the face to deeply massage the muscles underneath.
How It Works
Not unlike a quartz facial roller, the long strokes of a Gua Sha stone will increase blood flow and improve your overall circulation. It also encourages lymphatic drainage in the muscles of the face without causing unwanted wrinkles. What you’re left with is a brighter complexion, more evenly toned skin, and even a slightly more sculpted appearance. While it isn’t exactly as effective as Botox or fillers, it provides you with a fresh-faced look without having to resort to expensive, invasive injectables.
You’ve been warned – the first time you use a Gua Sha stone you may find it a little uncomfortable. While modern practices rely on smooth, fluid motions rather than traditional “scraping,” it still has the potential to bruise the skin when used correctly. After a few uses, however, the tension in your face will be reduced and the entire process should feel much more relaxing.
Healthy From The Inside Out
You’d also be surprised to learn that Gua Sha has more than just cosmetic benefits. There are plenty of studies that say the ancient practice can actually aid your body’s internal systems as well. Gua Sha is said to help reduce the severity of migraine headaches, remedy chronic neck pain, and ease feelings of anxiety. To put it simply, it’s meant to make you feel just as good as you look on the outside.
Get Glowing with Gua Sha
Taking your self-care to the next level is as easy as adding a Gua Sha stone into your daily skincare routine. Ours is carefully designed to boost circulation, improve skin elasticity, and promote cell turnover in your skin.
For even more information, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that show you how to massage your face once you have your Gua Sha stone in-hand. Pair this practice with a hydrating mask and a bubbly bath, and you have a spa-worthy experience that will get you gorgeous, glowing skin in no time.