GUA SHA // DIY FACIAL
After rolling my face with a jade roller for a while, I’m are now scraping my face with a Gua Sha stone. I’m not saying goodbye to my jade roller – just adding another tool to my routine. While the jade rollers are soothing, help de-puffing and promote skin elasticity – the Gua Sha goes deeper. The treatment involves gliding a flat jade or rose quartz stone along the skin with light pressure, pulling slightly. Facial Gua Sha increases the circulatory flow of blood and fluids, relieves tension in muscles – relaxation of the facial muscles can help relieve headaches, neck pain and even ward off wrinkles.
Do it using light strokes and wear a product like an oil or a heavy cream – I like using my Karmameju Calm Balm and my rose quartz Gua Sha is from Amazing Space. You should see a tutorial before starting on your own – or try a professional treatment first to learn how to do it – I tried an ‘Inner Facial’ that you can read about here. When you get the hang of it it’s really easy and deeply relaxing. Daily would be the most optimal but even two or three times a week is helpful. I sit in front of the telly using first my Gua Sha stone and the my jade roller and relax with my routine and my friend Netflix. You should try the same – it’s addictive.