If you are a self-care enthusiast then you might have already heard of Gua Sha. If you are not, then we urge you to look into it if you have blemished, two-toned, wrinkled or just dull skin.
We know you are thinking of Gua Sha as yet another trendy skin-care routine that will ride the wave and will die down when some other trend will show-up. But that’s not true with Gua Sha. For one, this skincare routine is an ancient Chinese skincare practice and this healing procedure has much more to it than meets the eye.
Let’s see how Gua Sha works, what it does to your skin, and most importantly, does it give you clearer skin that you so wish to have?
What is Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a type of body and facial massage in which certain tools are used as scraping devices that not only massage the surface of your skin but also move the stagnant blood and lymph underneath your skin. As a result of the movement of the tools, the lymphatic fluid is drained into the lymph nodes around the neck area.
Just as proper blood circulation is good for our health, so is the proper circulation of lymphatic fluid. Where our heart takes care of the circulatory system on its own, when it comes the lymphatic system we have to take control and ensure proper circulation and drainage on our own.
One of the biggest misconceptions regarding Gua Sha is that it is painful, and the search engine often has some scary pictures to show for it. However, a facial Gua Sha massage is actually very gentle, and if done right, very relaxing. Not only does this massage help with getting clearer skin, but it also helps with relaxation and removes all those knots of tensed muscles from your face.
How to Get a Gua Sha Facial Massage
Perhaps the best thing about Gua Sha facial massage is that you don’t have to spend loads of cash on it.
You can give yourself a Gua Sha massage at home with the tools. All you need to do is buy these tools once and you’re set for a long time. You can use any massage oil, moisturizer or anti-aging cream for the purpose and just learn the proper movements of fingers (and the tools) and that’s it.
You can give yourself a Gua Sha massage in the morning to start the day fresh, or you can give yourself one before any big event.
What to Expect From a Gua Sha Facial Massage
After getting regular Gua Sha facial massages, you can expect the following positive results:
- Even skin tone
- Elasticity in the face as a result of activated cells
- Plumper and smoother skin
- Reduced wrinkles and a youthful looking skin
- Reduced puffiness on the face
- Eradicate the tired and worn-out look from the face
- Makes the face slimmer by 10 mm
- Reduces double chin
- Tones and firms the sagging skin on face and neck
- Clears up rosacea, acne, and various other skin diseases
Since there are no side effects of Gua Sha, why not try it and see if you can have clearer healthier skin using a natural and safe option.