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The Ultimate Guide to Gua Sha Facial Massage for Glowing Skin

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of traditional skincare techniques, and one that has gained significant popularity is Gua Sha facial massage. If you haven't heard of it, ask yourself where have you been hiding?

Originating from traditional Chinese medicine, Gua Sha is a gentle yet effective method for promoting circulation, reducing tension, and improving the overall health and appearance of your skin.

With regular use, it can sculpt and contour the face. Yes you heard it here first!! Today, we'll explore the art of Gua Sha and guide you through the steps to achieve a radiant complexion naturally.

What is Gua Sha?

Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool

Gua Sha involves using a smooth-edged tool, often made of jade or rose quartz, to gently scrape the skin in upward strokes. The purpose of this technique is to stimulate blood flow, release tension in the facial muscles and promote lymphatic drainage, resulting in a brighter, smoother, and healthier complexion.

How to Gua Sha:

Prep the skin by cleansing and removing any dirt, makeup and/or impurities. This will ensure that the Gua Sha tool glides smoothly on your skin and offers optimal results.

Always apply a facial oil or serum before starting your Gua Sha massage. Apply a few drops of facial oil or serum to provide lubrication and enhance the efficacy of the treatment.

  1. Begin with the neck: Always hold your gua sha tool at an angle of 10-45 degreesGently glide the Gua Sha tool in upward strokes along the sides of your neck, starting from the collarbone and moving towards the jawline. Followed by downward strokes from each side of your neck from the bottom of the ear down. Repeat each stroke three to five times to encourage lymphatic drainage.

  2. Move to the jawline and chin: Starting from the center of your chin. With the gua sha on its side, use the ‘top of the love heart’ to make sweeping motions across the jawline use upward strokes along the jawline, gradually moving towards the ears. Repeat 6-10 times on each side to help sculpt and tone the lower face.

  3. Sculpt cheeks: Place the Gua Sha tool at the center of your cheek and sweep it upwards towards the hairline. Repeat this 6-10 times, working from the center of the face outward.

  4. Focus on the under-eye area: Using the curved end of the Gua Sha tool, gently stroke under the eyes, starting from the inner corners and moving outward. This can help reduce puffiness and dark circles while promoting lymphatic drainage.

  5. Work on the forehead: Starting from the center of your forehead, glide the Gua Sha tool outwards towards the temples. Repeat this motion 6 - 10 times to relax forehead muscles and promote circulation.

  6. Lift eyebrows: Using the curved end of the Gua Sha tool, gently follow the natural curve of your eyebrows in an upward motion. This can help lift and open up the eye area.

  7. Finish with the forehead and scalp: Use the long edge of the Gua Sha tool to gently stroke your forehead from the center towards the hairline. Extend the strokes onto your scalp to promote relaxation and release tension. 

    How to Gua Sha Guide



  • Always apply gentle pressure during the Gua Sha massage to avoid any discomfort or skin irritation.
  • It is important to always pull the tool upwards and outwards on both sides of the face.
  • Clean your Gua Sha tool with warm soapy water after each use and store it in a dry place.
  • Consistency is key; aim for at least 5-10 minutes of Gua Sha facial massage two to three times a week to see optimal results.
  • If you have any skin conditions, such as acne or rosacea, consult with a dermatologist before incorporating Gua Sha into your skincare routine.

Gua Sha facial massage is a relaxing self-care practice that offers endless benefits for your skin and overall well-being. 

Embrace this soothing ritual, and let the transformative power of Gua Sha unveil your natural beauty, leaving you sculpted and contoured with glowing, healthier-looking skin.




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