– Directly translates to ‘scraping’
– For sculpting and lifting – Reduces puffiness
– Improves circulation – Can be used all of the body – Tilt tool at 45 degree angle and use a slip to avoid dragging the skin – Choose Jade stone for its calming properties. To evoke feelings of harmony & tranquility
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The chronic stress of our day-to-day lives plays out on our faces as a furrowed brow, a clenched jaw or a tension headache. Facial gua sha is a therapy we can apply to uncoil the daily build-up of stress we experience in the face, and restore health, vitality and glow. Pronounced gua sha, this ancient self-care practice is ‘scraped’ across the skin to redirect energy flow. In doing this, stagnant energy is broken down, reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic system to promote healing in the body. Made with jade stone, it provides love and healing vibrations that helps replace toxic emotions and blockages that clogs the heart chakra and replaces it with loving energy. It’s a simple tool that has been used for centuries and as part of a daily ritual, it can rejuvenate, tone and smooth skin, boosts collagen, combats pigmentation, dark circles and puffy eyes, define jawlines and even decongests the sinuses.
RITUALS NOT ROUTINES
Whether practiced first thing as a morning ritual or as an evening wind-down to remove the day’s stress from your face, this mindful beauty practice is meditative and relaxing. Gua sha is best performed on clean skin that has been primed with an oil or moisturiser to fend off excess friction. Angling the gua sha tool as close to parallel with your skin as possible, place the fingers of your free hand close to the tool's edge to provide some resistance, and then gently sweep the tool up and out toward the perimeter of your face. At the end of each stroke, give the tool a little extra wiggle to help release the tension (the edges of the face are chock-full of overworked muscle and ligament connections). Repeat each stroke three times — you can build up to more once you've learned your skin's tolerance.