Gua Sha for Beginners: The Ancient Beauty Trend

Gua Sha for Beginners: The Ancient Beauty Trend

Looking for a natural way to achieve youthful skin? Look no further than the gua sha facial! This ancient Chinese technique has been used for centuries to improve complexion and reduce the signs of aging. This blog post will discuss what gua sha is, how it works, and some of the benefits you can expect from using it. We will also provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform a gua sha facial at home. So if you're ready to give your skin a youthful boost, keep reading!

What is a Gua Sha facial?

A Gua Sha facial is a massage technique using a smooth-edged tool, traditionally made of jade or quartz, to gently stroke the skin to relax stiff muscles, improve blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness. The strokes are done gently not to leave bruising.

Benefits of Gua Sha facial

Reduces puffiness - Gua sha stimulates the lymphatic system to eliminate water retention by releasing fluid and toxins through the lymph system to minimize puffiness.

Promotes blood circulation - It helps to improve blood flow for a more glowing complexion.

Anti-aging - Gua sha stimulates collagen production to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Relieves muscle tension - The gentle pressure from the Gua Sha facial relieves knotted areas to release held muscular tension, thus allowing muscles to do their supportive jobs properly. Relaxing our facial muscles regularly also prevents and fades light expression lines.

How to give yourself a Gua Sha facial at home

  1.  Cleanse - Wash face to remove any impurities and debris.
  2. Hydrate/Prime - Apply serum, lotion, or face oil to allow the Gua Sha tool to glide smoothly.
  3. Stroke Technique - Start with your neck, moving upwards always, then make small upwards glides on your jawline, chin, and around your mouth (where a lot of sagging and wrinkling tends to form with age). Use long, slow pace strokes upwards at least five times in each area.

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Apr 22nd 2022 Skin Beauty (Edited by AV 10/25/22)

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