I started to incorporate Gua Sha into my routine about 2 years ago. A friend of mine gifted me the Wildling Empress stone. Some helpful resources in refining my technique are Wildling Beauty and Danna of NOY Skincare. In the video above, I outline the routine I do most mornings. The key to seeing and feeling the benefits of Gua Sha is consistency. Once I found a sequence that worked for me, it was easier to establish a routine, and now it’s just habit. You want to sculpt on clean skin with a serum to create a little bit of slip.
What Is Gua Sha
The name gua sha — pronounced [Goo – ah- shah]— comes from the Chinese word for scraping. It is a technique that originates in Tradition Chinese Medicine. This healing technique is meant to promote blood flow, clear blockages both within the lymphatic system and energetically (qi), support circulation, and relax muscles.
You can expect both immediate and long term sustained benefits. Longer lasting results are achieved with consistent use, once daily 3-5 times a week.
Immediately following a practice you will see:
- reduced puffiness
- Firmer skin
- Lifted appearance to skin
- Relieved muscle tension
Over time, in addition to the above you will
- Support Lymphatic System
- Increase circulation
- increase healthy detoxification
- Reduce appearance of fine lines
- Reduce darkness and puffiness under eyes
Facial Sculpting Tools
Some of my Favorite Serums
- Living Libations Seabuckthorn – Best Skin Ever
- Agent Nateur – Holi Oil
- Osea Malibu – Essential Hydrating Oil
- Coco Kind – Watermelon Hemp Oil
What are your thoughts on Gua Sha? Is it something you would try? Or are you already as big of a fan as I am? Let me know below!