How to Use Your Gua Sha Face Tool. [2022]

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A comprehensive guide on How to Use Your Gua Sha Face Tool.

Everyone around here wants to know a skincare treasure known as the Gua-Sha tool.  It helps glow your skin, Reduces puffiness on the face, Reduces tensions in facial muscles, Enhances the facial features naturally, and feels amazingly soft and cool on the skin. Thus, we are here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gua-Sha tool, What benefits are you going to get, How to use this tool, What is Acupressure Massage. so, Let’s get rollin!

What Is Gua-Sha?

Gua-Sha is traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to increase blood circulation and its flow in the body. The traditional horns or spoons were used back in times, now we use jade tools or metal tools that are cooling and soft against the skin. These are used for chronic pain, tension, and stiffness in the body, Puffiness in the face, and encourage lymphatic drainage.

This Gua-Sha tool is to repeat a quick scrapping motion along with the skin until a light redness is formed. This redness is significant because it indicated blood movement. These red marks that have formed on the skin can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the severity.

 “The [face scraping] technique is based on an ancient healing technique called Gua Sha, which was first referred to in a classical Chinese medicine text called the Shan Han Lun dated 220 CE,”

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It can release tensions from the facial muscles and reduce facial puffiness.  Gua-Sha tool, also known as Jade scraper. Gua-Sha Stone slower down the process of aging. Reduces the laugh lines, Wrinkles, Dark Circles, and stress from the face. Gua Sha tool also enhances and sharpens the jawline and cheekbones.

After using Gua-Sha Tool 2-3 time, you may start noticing mild differences in your face. After continuous use of this tool, you will definitely be able to see a visible difference. We are here to give you advice and everything you need to know about this Gua-Sha tool.

Benefits of Gua-Sha:

Gua sha techniques may not work on the pigmentation of the skin or cellulite. It helps with moving fluids inside the skin and working out with the muscles. You don’t have to visit a studio or a salon to get this technique, you can do this on your own at home. If you still want to discuss the Gua-Sha technique before trying it out on your skin, you may visit a professional acupuncture clinic. Although the Gua-Sha technique may not be the same as it was centuries before still, it got some pretty interesting benefits like:

  • Helps reduce puffiness.
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Relieve Pain and tensions in the muscles.
  • Create a radiant glow.
  • Relieve Neck tension.
  • Stimulates circulation.
  • Helps produce collagen.
  • Decreases inflammation.
  • Reduces dark circles.
  • Temporarily tightens skin.
  • Brighten skin complexion.
  • Sculpts facial muscles.
  • Releases tightness.

How to use a Gua-Sha Technique:

Gua-Sha tools come in different shapes, I love the one that is more heart-shaped because it is easy to scrape through the jaw area. It is not like “one size fits all” You may find another shape more effective on your skin. Follow the points mentioned down below one by one to learn how to use Gus-Sha Technique:

  1. First, you are going to clean your face and apply some skincare if you want.
  2. Your skin should be hydrated before doing the technique. Never use Gua-Sha on dry skin. Apply a moisturizer, Face Serum, Face Oil, Facial Mist on the face to hydrate it first.
  3. Take the Gua-Sha tool and start from your neck area. Start from your shoulder to the neck to your back-ear part and do a little wiggle ( shoulder to upward to the neck area) .
  4. Then repeat this process a few times. Don’t go too hard or too soft, just apply a little pressure. It is totally fine if it feels a bit uncomfortable at first because you are working out the tension in the neck area.
  5. Do the same on both sides a few times.
  6. Then go along the jaw-line. When you are going along the face, make sure you keep the gua-sha stone quite flat. Don rest the sharper side of the gua-sha stone directly to the skin. Keep it flat and be gentle while draining the fluid out of your face.
  7. Take the heart-shaped part, keep it flat, go along the jaw line up toward the ear and do a little wiggle at the end.
  8. Repeat the process few time on both sides of the face hoping to drain the fluids. You can also use your fingers to stretch the skin to keep it steady.
  9. Take the long side of the gua-sha stone, go along the side of the nose to the cheek up towards the ear and do a little wiggle at the end.
  10. Repeat the process few time on both sides of the face hoping to drain the fluids. You can also use your fingers to stretch the skin to keep it steady.
  11. And lastly with mild pressure on the forehead upwards.
  12. Clean your tool by washing it.

According to Dr. Nazarian, the best method is to use gentle pressure and “apply even strokes against your skin, preferably in the direction of lymphatic flow.”

You can repeat the process more on the area where you feel more tension in muscles or more puffiness, It’s totally up to you. You are going to see a visible difference on your face after using the Gua-sha technique after a week.

How Much Pressure to Apply onto Gua-Sha tool:

You can say a “feather-like stroke” that may not be too harsh or too soft for the skin. If your skin is hydrated enough before starting the Gua-Sha technique, then not much pressure is needed. The pressure made from the Gua-sha tool activates the lymphatic system, releases the extra fluids, and is disposed of them as disposal by a natural detoxification system in our body.

Safety and side effects:

This Gua-Sha tool is to repeat a quick scrapping motion along with the skin to your hairline (upwards) until a light redness is formed. This redness is significant because it indicated blood movement. These red marks that have formed on the skin can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the severity. If your skin is sensitive it may take more time to remove the redness of the skin that is formed, Once your skin gets used to this technique you will not feel any irritation. BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER only slight/Gentle/soft pressure is recommended!

Other than that redness of the skin, the Gua-sha technique is safe for every skin type. You don’t have to visit a studio or a salon to get this technique, you can do this on your own at home. If you still want to discuss the Gua-Sha technique before trying it out on your skin, you may visit a professional acupuncture clinic.

How to Choose Your Gua Sha Tool:

There are so many different shapes and different sizes of the Gua-Sha tool. Thus here a question comes up in everybody’s mind “how to pick the right gua sha tool for yourself”.Let’s discuss all the possible steps that you may wanna choose when it comes to a skincare technique.

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Stones:

What kind of stone do you want to use? If you are the person who is into stones then you probably know that it gives a cool soothing effect to the skin or properties of the stone that you are going to rub on your face but if you are not into stones then you may skip this step, as you may find any stone okay for this skincare technique.

You can get Guasha made up of any stone that you want to, Normally we love the Gua sha tool in jade, Mookaite Jasper, and Fire quarts, but nowadays when you are purchasing it online be aware of plastic and glass options, Make sure the one you are purchasing is a stone (Not plastic or glass). The semi-precious stones types to choose for your Gua-Sha tool, if you’re into stones are mentioned as: 

  1. Rose Quartz.
  2. Green Aventurine.
  3. Bian Stone.
  4. Amethyst.
  5. Mookaite Jasper.
  6. Fire Quarts.
  7. Jade.

Jadestone brings you harmony, balance, and protection. It helps soothe the skin, mind and release the negative power outta your head. It is used for emotional healing. This stone is known for good luck, also stabilizes the personality, and promotes self-sufficiency. Buy a Gua Sha tool made up of JadeStone for these properties.

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Fire quarts are a grounding stone that helps balance the mind, body, and spirit. It helps to bring clarity and understanding to emotions. It helps to heal old wounds, remove negativity and balance the meridian of the body. Buy a Gua Sha tool made up of Fire Quartz for these properties.

Mookaite Jasper brings the feeling of peace and wholeness. A supportive stone that can absorb fear, worries, pain, and negative emotions. Helps with emotional growth and decision making. It helps align yin-yang energies. Buy a Gua Sha tool made up of Mookaite Jasper for these properties.

Shape Or Size:

When it comes to shape, the biggest thing is how it comes in your hand. It is your personal preference, This will not make much difference whether the size is big or small. Like you can choose a bigger one for the neck area a slimmer one for the undereye area and a Longer one for the chin cheek area. You can also use ridges one for fine lines. Remember, It is everyone’s personal preference and doesn’t make much difference on the technique.

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Price:

You can start with a cheaper one if you want, but the quality is always the key. A GuaSha tool with good quality gives you a more therapeutic effect. You can get a good gua sha stone anywhere from 50$-150$.

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