Gua Sha, also known as “coining,” is derived from traditional Chinese medicine, and it might be one of the more affordable facial treatments you can buy.
Gua Sha is a treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. Overall it is known to improve the look and feel of the skin, making it look smoother, tighter and lifted.
I recently started practicing this facial massage and I have to say that I really enjoy it and I always feel better after using it. I do see a difference, but it’s still early. I’ll report back to you after a couple of months, but for now I just wanted to introduce you to this trending hot treatment.
Benefits of Gua Sha Facial Treatment:
1. Relaxes Facial Tension. If you have a tendency to hold tension in your brow or jaw when you’re stressed, the relaxing nature of gua sha may help prevent future wrinkles.
2. Reduces Puffiness and Inflammation, by improving the lymphatic system.
3. Improves The Skin’s Appearance, by improving the lymph drainage, helping to stimulate blood flow to the skin, which in turn helps boost circulation and collagen production.
Gua Sha tools come in several materials with benefits which you choose. Jade Gua Sha tools remain cool to the touch for longer, so it can be most useful for alleviating puffy eyes, while rose quartz has calming properties for sensitive skin. Black obsidian is said to be one of the most sustainable crystals, suiting anyone looking for an eco-friendly option.
These tools come in a wide variety of shapes, each tailored to different areas and techniques. You’ll need to do some research to se which shape and material meets you needs.
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(sources: goodhousekeeping, prevention, womanandhome. photo: arina krasnikova | pexels.)