What do you know about Gua Sha other than that Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it?? Well let us help you out!
What is it exactly?
A Gua Sha comb is a little flat pebble of jade that is praised near and far for its ability to chisel out cheekbones you didn’t even know existed, de-puff hangover eye bags, and whack up the dial on skin brightness.
It is a facial technique actually dates back centuries ago. The [face scraping] technique is based on an ancient healing technique called Gua Sha, which was first referred to in a classical Chinese medicine text called the Shan Han Lun dated 220 CE.
Originally a body treatment, [gua sha] has since been adapted to [be] use[d] in facial therapies, with the scraping motion evolving to a gentler gliding technique. Gua sha is a method that promotes lymphatic drainage, which helps to eliminate bloating caused by interstitial fluid (fluid trapped under your skin that needs to be released to your lymph system).
- Stimulates circulation
- Helps produce collagen
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Decreases puffiness
- Decreases inflammation
- Diminishes dark circles
- Temporarily tightens skin
- Brightens complexion
- Sculpts facial muscles
- Releases tightness
How to use your Gua Sha tool?
The best method is to use gentle pressure and apply even strokes against your skin, preferably in the direction of lymphatic flow.
Apply a 50p-size puddle of facial oil and then use the tool over your entire face, neck, and décolletage. It’s brilliant for the days when you want to really ham up the facial massage or need to iron out a cheese board-induced puffy jawline.
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