Holistic beauty & skincare

GUA SHA FACIAL MASSAGE

What is a gua sha? A Gua sha is a tool used in traditional Chinese treatments, where you basically scrape the skin with a Chrystal, or some round shaped tool (some just use a large spoon). It’s used to give your skin a facial massage and make the skin more firm.

Benefits of using a gua sha

Gua Sha is said to stimulate blood flow and healing. Like many others massages gua sha stimulates blood flow and makes your skin a little bit more red, which is a good sign, because this only means that blood flow is going. When your blood flow is circulating, this brings more oxygen to your skin, and makes your skin start to “work”, which can both heal your skin and makes your skin more firm.

A close up of a white orchid

How I use mine

I use my gua sha most mornings. I usually dry brush my skin first, then go cleanse it with water and put on some oil and then I use my gua sha to gently scrape my skin (you should not push too hard, just very gently). You can find several videos of how to do it on youtube (I love this one), but in general you should always scrape upwards.
I love to use mine and it’s the perfect little selfcare ritual. As mentioned I usually do it in the morning while drinking a cup of green tea, a lovely little routine.

 

Where I bought mine

I bought my gua sha through greenbeautysupplies.com, and mine is a beautiful rosa quartz stone. Rosa quartz is said to have a caring and loving energy in it (whether you believe the energies of Chrystals or not, it’s a nice thought while gently massaging your face).

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    december 12, 2017 at 14:29

    Very interesting! Never heard of it. Also would you say that dry brushing and that little facial massage helps you with irritated skin? I feel that since I stopped taking the pill my skin is going crazy. I dont know what to do anymore. Tried so many creams, tried no and different makeup – anything basically. A little helpless here….

    • Reply
      Camilla Tromborg
      december 14, 2017 at 7:38

      oh I don’t know if these things would help on irritated skin, I don’t think they make it worse, but I am not sure it would help. Have you tried taking Vitex pills? these should help stabilise your hormones, it might help. I have been taking them a bit before going off the pill and I’m currently taking them now, and I’ve been off the pill for about a month now and haven’t felt any irritated skin (yet, cross-my-fingers). Just a little tip! 🙂

      • Reply
        Sabrina
        december 14, 2017 at 10:42

        Thanks! I have not tried the vitex pills yet – but will look into it! Thanks again!

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