Gua Sha – Beauty care tool from the Far East

What has only recently emerged as a beauty trend in Europe has been used in traditional Asian medicine and beauty care for centuries. The Chinese very early recognized the power inherent in stones, which draw harmful substances out of the skin, thereby relieving pain. Nowadays, they are mainly used for their anti-aging effect and for targeted facial massages.

There are 26 muscles and some lymphatic channels in our face, which harden and accumulate fluid due to stress or lack of sleep. The result is a pale complexion and swollen areas.

The lymphatic system does not have its own pump, so it can be activated by movement. Facial massage stimulates blood circulation, and with its help, harmful substances can be removed better and faster. It also stimulates skin functions, the skin’s own production of elastin and collagen, which ensures a firm and radiant complexion. As a result of the massage, the face absorbs the care creams and serums better.

This type of facial massage frees the skin from blockages and toxins; used for detoxifying the face. It stimulates blood circulation and provides fresh facial skin. Gua Sha is also known for its Anti-Aging effect as it relaxes facial muscles.

Similar to the Roller, it should be used both in the morning and in the evening. Apply face cream, serum or nourishing oil to your cleansed skin, then start from the center of the face and pull the stone from the inside out, while on the neck you have to work from the bottom up.