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Wellbeing | Why Try Gua Sha

Gua sha

No doubt you have heard of Gua Sha over the years, whether you have tried it or not. It is far from being a new, flash-in-the-pan concept. It is an ancient beauty tool designed to help soothe, calm, de-puff and tone skin. It also aids blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to promote glowing skin.

This all sounds fabulous but does it actually do the above? Well, as we have discovered, yes, it appears it does. We thought we’d try it earlier this year after waking up feeling our face appeared puffy and tired. There are different tools at different price points. After doing some research we have a couple of Gua Sha tools we have used and find work well (you can find links to them below).

Rose Quartz Gua Sha – rose quartz is considered healing. We love this tool with the different edges and the large size. It’s the one we reach for the most.

Green People Jade Gua Sha – jade is considered cooling and is great if your skin feels stressed. It is also a good option for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin.

When using the Gua Sha we apply a face oil to our face and neck (we love this Votary one) and start the relaxing process. We found the below video really helpful as not only does it demonstrate the technique but also shows how to use it on pressure points to release tension.

We are not medical professionals. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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