Make your skin glow with a 4-step, daily Gua Sha tool routine
1) Begin with clean hands, face, and Gua Sha tool:
Start by thoroughly washing your hands and drying them with a clean towel. Next, clean your Gua Sha tool with warm soapy water and dry it with a microfiber cloth or other lint-free towel. Finally use your facial cleanser of choice, gently drying off with a clean washcloth.
2) Start at the neck:
Hold your Gua Sha tools at a 30 degree angle and apply pressure while sweeping up each side of the neck. Start near your collarbone and work your up towards your jawbone. This process will help tone your neckline and release muscle stress that builds while working in front of a screen all day. Tip: Apply a light oil, cream, or serum to your face to increase lubrication.
Next, sweep your chin, cheekbones, mouth, nose, and eyelids, browline, and forehead. Relieve pressure built up in the sinuses and tension causing headaches. Your skin will achieve a radiant glow.
4) Check in with yourself:
You’re done! Take a moment to take stock of how you feel now that the Gua Sha process is complete. If this is your first time ask yourself which areas gave you the most relief. If you’ve been practicing Gua Sha for a while ask yourself where you noticed improvements. The greatest benefits from Gua Sha come from repeated practice so keep at it!
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What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is a natural alternative therapy that has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves scraping the skin with a massage tool, improving circulation to the muscles. Repeated use of Gua Sha keeps facial skin strong and smooth, limiting the effects of aging.
Gua Sha has a number of health benefits including:
- Facial Slimming
- Improved Circulation
- Migraine Relief
- Joint Pain Reduction
- Stress Relief
Gua Sha is an excellent addition to any skincare routine. Most skincare routines focus on the use of products to put onto the skin itself, ignoring the muscles that are underneath. By promoting healthy circulation to the facial muscles and skin Gua Sha treats the source of many causes of aging.