Gua Sha’s are noticed to be one of the most ancient beauty tools in the world. They are used to sculpt your face and plump your face at the same time. Not only do they plump and sculpt your face, but they also firm, smoothen, reduce wrinkles, and de-puffs the skin.
This little tool is surely a god-send and they are one of the effective ways to achieve radiance in your skin. Let’s first get to know what a Gua Sha is.
What is a Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is a scraping technique used to scrap the skin to increase blood flow to the skin and drain excess fluid buildup. It is an ancient Chinese healing technique that has been followed for centuries now.
Originally used as a body treatment, a Gua Sha is now being adapted into facial therapies, with gentle gliding techniques.
What are the benefits of using a Gua Sha?
A modern-day Gua Sha has so many amazing benefits for your skin. These are some impressive benefits you would get:
- Stimulates circulation
- Helps produce collagen
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps reduce puffiness
- Decreases inflammation
- Diminishes dark circles
- Temporarily tightens the skin
- Brightens the complexion
- Sculpts the face muscles
- Releases tightness
How to sculpt the face with a Gua Sha?
Before you start using the tool you need to follow these guidelines to get the perfect result. Firstly, you need a clean base before you start scraping because pushing dirt and grime back into your skin will just produce more breakouts.
Next, we recommend using a facial oil of your choice so that you have a smooth canvas. Scraping on a dry face will simply just produce more wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. We in fact love using Odacité Serum Concentrates to solve our specific skincare problems while we sculpt our faces.
Now let’s get started, apply a nice layer of facial oil or serum to your face. Place the Gua Sha gently scrape from the middle of the chin, upwards towards your ears, and back down to the neck and collar bone. This is where you press and slightly wiggle to drain the excess fluid buildup. Repeat three times.
How to choose the right Gua Sha?
Thanks to TikTok and Instagram, Gua Sha’s are everywhere. But there are so many types of Gua Sha’s you can choose from. But we always love a classic tool especially the Rose Quartz Gua Sha from Odacité.
Why Rose Quartz? The stone is known for its healing and the soft feminine energy it radiates. The stones open up your heart chakra and make you feel at peace.