• Vivian Lau

Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Performing Gua Sha At Home

There isn't only ONE Proper way to use your Gua Sha Tool, however here are some tips on how to get the MOST lifting, firming, and skin rejuvenating benefits from your Gua Sha stone at home. Adding Gua Sha to your self care routine ideally 3 times a week will give you all the beauty and wellness benefits;

  1. Prep your skin by cleansing well and blot dry. You want to Gua Sha on clean skin.

  2. Spritz your skin with a Hydrosol or Rosewater for added hydrating benefits.

  3. Use just a goldilocks amount of facial oil or non-water based serum to allow for slip and glide. Just enough to feel a slight tug on the skin when in contact with your Gua Sha tool.

  4. Hold your Gua Sha tool at a 15-30 degree angle when working on the face for the BEST Lifting and Firming Results. You can use the Gua Sha tool at the edge or perpendicular when working on an isolated area for muscle tension like the jaw or head of the eyebrow in circular motions.

  5. Anchor your skin with the other hand to avoid stretching your skin and to allow the Gua Sha tool to make contact with the fascia of the skin. You want to see and feel a light tug, not a stretch.

Gua Sha can be quick but if you can, try to give yourself time and space to nourish your skin and soul without distraction during this ritual. Don't forget to breathe and have fun!

xo Kintsugi Studio

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