How to Gua Sha

Facial gua sha is an ancient Chinese Medicine technique that is used to rid the body of toxins while improving skin and tissue health. As a form of massage, it also eases tension and calms the mind.

Benefits of a gua sha facial:

  • Increases circulation
  • Relaxes facial muscles
  • Reduces fine lines, dark circles & puffiness
  • Stimulates collagen & improves elasticity
  • Promotes lymphatic drainage

While gua sha tools come in a variety of shapes, sizes and stones, we've selected this cutie for our January Sacred Self-Care Box because it works beautifully with facial contours and the qualities of Rose Quartz support feelings of self-love and contentment.

How to Gua Sha

1. Spritz your freshly cleaned face with Heritage Store Rosewater from the November Lightworker Box to hydrate your skin.

2. Gently massage a few drops of your Sahara Rose Divine Beauty Serum (featured in the January Sacred Self-Care Box) onto your face to seal in the moisture and create a slick surface for your gua sha to move across.

3. Familiar yourself with your gua sha tool that we included in the January Sacred Self-Care Box. Warm her it up between your hands to connect to the energy of Rose Quartz and prepare for your DIY facial.

4. Begin by using the rounded edge at the base of your neck and shoulders. Hold the tool flat to your skin (verse digging in with the edges) and make long slow strokes with light to medium pressure in an upward motion.

5. Give yourself about 5 strokes of focused attention in one area before moving on.

6. Massage your jaw line with the notched edge, sweeping from the the center of your chin up towards your ear.

7. With the long, flat edge move across your cheeks starting at your nose and angling up toward your ears. Spend some time getting those jaw muscles beneath your cheek bones.

8. For the delicate skin under the eyes, use the longest point with feather light pressure moving from the inner-most corner of your eyes out and up towards your temples.

9. The notched edge can be used to massage around the eyebrows. Drag from the inside edge of each eyebrow out to the temples.

10. Use the rounded edge on the forehead, gently sweeping from right below the eyebrow up into the hairline.

11. Give yourself a moment to take in the shift this practice created your skin, facial muscles and mood.

Watch How it's Done

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