Gua Sha Stone
Achieve a natural, dewy glow with the Gua Sha stone. Using this tool supports lymphatic drainage and promotes blood and oxygen flow to sculpt, de-puff, brighten, and detoxify stressed skin.
- Purpose: Detoxify + De-Puff + Glow
- Result: Plumped, De-stressed, Glowing Skin
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Skin Concerns: Dullness, Inflammation, Fine Lines
- Material: User-friendly Jade Stone
- Powered By: Traditional Ancient Healing Practices
- The Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been proven for centuries to rejuvenate the skin.
- Lack of circulation and lymphatic drainage can cause inflammatory issues, blemishes, and other sensitivities. With regular use, the Gua Sha opens up pathways of nerve and muscle communication, softening fine lines, clearing blockages, draining excess fluid and cellular waste, all while supporting optimal flow of blood, oxygen, and vital nutrients. If there’s no Flow, there’s no Glow!
- With consistent use of the Gua Sha, your face and neck will appear more defined.
- Using the Gua Sha is also great for releasing muscle tension! Use the Gua Sha to relax the muscles on your face, neck, and anywhere else you please!
Prep: Make sure your Gua Sha stone, hands, and face are clean. Prep the skin with a facial serum to provide proper slip, and to infuse the nutrients into the skin.
Pressure: You should always use light to medium pressure, depending on areas of the face and neck which may carry more tension. Be sure to use light pressure around the eyes.
Technique: Angle the stone about a finger’s width away from the skin, and support the skin with your free hand, especially under the eyes where the skin is delicate.
Placement: Try to avoid contact with active breakouts and inflammation. Instead work around these areas to help stimulate healing. Massaging directly over these areas can potentially cause further irritation.
Facial Massage: Following the contours of your face, gently glide the stone from the inside-out, (away from the nose, towards the hair line). Wiggle the stone slightly at the end of each motion to stimulate flow and release tension. Wash after each use.
Neck Massage: Following the contours of your neck, gently glide the stone from the jawline down to the base of your neck. Wiggle the stone slightly at the end of each motion to stimulate flow and release tension. Wash after each use.
Gliding Guide for Beginners:
Note: Prep is important. Refrain from using the Gua Sha over blemishes, rashes, or sunburns, as this may cause further irritation and inflammation. Keep in mind that, if done properly, using the Gua Sha should not hurt.
- Jawline and Chin: With the Gua Sha on it's side, and the shorter curve of the 'heart' on top, place the tool so that the gap between the two curves falls along your jawline. Glide your stone from the center of the chin outwards towards the ears, following the contours of your jawline. Proceed to reposition the Gua Sha, with the longest side on the chin and repeat the glide, starting from the center of the chin, sweeping towards the outer edge of your face. Repeat on both sides.
- Forehead: Using the longest side of the Gua Sha, glide the stone upwards towards your hairline. Glide once, reposition the tool, and glide again. Repeat across the entire forehead area.
- Cheeks: Using the longest side of the Gua Sha, start at the nose, just above the mouth, and glide upwards and outwards in a sweeping motion towards your ears, along the cheeks and cheekbones. Glide once, reposition the tool, and glide again. Repeat across the entire cheek area. Repeat on both sides.
- Under Eyes: Using light pressure, place the longest curve of the 'heart' underneath the inner corner of the eyes, next to the nose. Glide upwards and outwards towards the hairline. Repeat on both sides.
- Brows: Place the smaller curve of the 'heart' underneath the eyebrow, and the longer curve above the eyebrow. Glide from your inner brows outwards towards the hairline. Repeat on both sides.
- Lips: Hold your lips taut along the smile lines with your non-dominant hand. Position the Gua Sha with the long edge on the lips, and glide the stone horizontally. To define your lips' edges, glide the 'heart's' edge of the stone along the outer edges of the lips. To stimulate circulation for a natural plump, use the stone over small sections of the lips. Place the longer curve of the heart on the center of either lip. Using short strokes, glide the stone outwards. Repeat across the lips on both sides.
- Neck: Section your neck into four areas and glide the Gua Sha over each section from the jawline towards your collar bone.
Gua Sha Stone