Gua Sha: invigorated skin in 5 minutes
A true essential in skincare routines, Gua Sha is a massage tool that has taken pride of place in the beauty trends of recent years. If we discovered it recently in women's magazines or on social networks, Gua Sha has been used for centuries in China for its benefits on the skin. Its use consists of massaging certain areas of the face in order to provide a certain pressure, promoting the production of collagen, stimulating blood circulation and bringing radiance to the face. We'll explain everything about this tool that you absolutely must have in your bathroom!
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
The benefits linked to Gua Sha are numerous and vary depending on the stone used:
Boost facial radiance
Promoting blood circulation, massage with a Gua Sha helps remove toxins from the face. The skin is thus better oxygenated and becomes luminous and radiant.
A natural anti-wrinkle
Thanks to its lifting effect and activation of blood circulation, Gua Sha stimulates the production of collagen and firms the tissues. The movements carried out also make it possible to reshape the oval of the jaw, leaving the features better defined and the skin toned.
Decongest the face
Performed as soon as you wake up, the Gua Sha massage gently decongests the skin and activates blood circulation. We advise you to put the stone in the fridge for an even more refreshing effect!
Have healthy and purified skin
Did you know that Gua Sha is also very useful for purifying the skin? The freshness of the tool helps tighten pores and reduce imperfections.
Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation
Its draining effect releases tension and relieves neck and neck stiffness. In addition to doing good for your face, Gua Sha also relaxes our mind: a moment for yourself to take every day.
What is the best stone for Gua Sha?
Let it be said right away: there is no stone better than another for a Gua Sha. The main thing is that it is made of real stone and not resin. To choose the stone, you just need to know the desired benefits:
Rose quartz is one of the most popular stones. Its anti-aging and calming properties make it the ideal ally for mature skin and skin lacking radiance. Rose quartz is often associated with notions of calm and peace.
Jade or jadeite
Jade is one of the most famous stones for Gua Sha. It is perfect for dry and irritated skin thanks to its soothing effect.
With its decongestant effect, white jade offers balancing and soothing benefits. White jade stone is often associated with harmony and purity.
Does your skin tend to be oily or with imperfections? Amethyst is the stone you need to gently purify and soothe your face.
Made from volcanic rock, this stone accelerates healing, regenerates and soothes sensitive skin. From a more spiritual point of view, obsidian is known to repel bad energies.
How to use Gua Sha correctly?
First step to properly using Gua Sha: clean your skin! Then, you can apply your usual serum or an oil to allow the stone to glide well on your skin.
Apply your stone flat under your eye and massage using light pressure, from the inside to the outside, going up to the temple. You can repeat the movements about 3 to 5 times for each eye.
Apply your stone flat to your eyebrow and gently raise it using movements from bottom to top. You can also massage the area between the two eyebrows to reduce frown lines. You can repeat the movements about 5 to 10 times.
To better define the jawline, apply your Gua Sha to the jaw bone, at the level of your chin and gently move up to the ear. Repeat approximately 5 to 10 times.
Finally for the neck area, place your Gua Sha under the chin and perform movements from top to bottom. Repeat approximately 5 to 10 times to cover the entire area.
What are the differences between a Gua Sha and a roller?
Gua Sha or roller? In reality, these two tools are complementary for your skincare routine. Gua Sha acts on the muscles, it has a deeper effect. On the other hand, the roller is very useful for blurring dark circles, fine lines and brightening the skin.