Why Gua Sha should be part of your elevated everyday skincare ritual
What is Gua Sha and how does it work?
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that has traditionally been used to move qi or chi. Qi or chi is energy that flows through the body.
At LGLOW Beauty, we are all about that good energy, and we have become absolutely obsessed with our LGLOW Jade Gua Sha Facial Shaping Tool and this ancient technique.
Choosing to include a Gua Sha ritual into your elevated everyday skincare ritual is a stunning gentle reminder to yourself of your beauty, strength, value and power.
A beautiful gua sha session can help to move energy, promote blood flow and movement of fluid through your body. Through repetitive, slightly pressured movements in varying directions with our LGLOW Jade Gua Sha Facial Shaping Tool across your neck and face, you can enjoy a luxurious ritual everyday that will help to decrease puffiness and shape your face.
After applying some delicious oily serum, outward, upward strokes of our high quality Jade gua sha tool will work help manually drain sluggish lymph—stagnant fluid that can cause puffiness and inflammation in your face and to help kick your own body’s amazing natural cleansing system into gear.
Don’t forget, you can use the tool anywhere on your body for the same effect.
What sort of stone is the best for Gua Sha tools?
We might be a little biased, but we prefer Jade for our Gua Sha tools. We love that the Jade stone traditionally symbolises confidence, acceptance, and health. Also, Jade is naturally quite cold to the touch, and that coolness can help reduce puffiness and refresh your skin.
When is the best time to use the Gua Sha tool?
Personally, we love to us the LGLOW Jade Gua Sha Facial Shaping Tool in the evenings about hour or two after dinner. The bonus of a nightime Gua Sha ritual is to give your body a plenty of time to get blood flowing to the neck and face overnight so that when you wake, your face is refreshed and you are ready to start a whole new day of being the magnificent, powerful animal that you are.
That said, this ritual can be part of your day or any day whenever and however you like. You will enjoy the benefits of the Gua Sha ritual no matter the time - especially the benefit of taking time for yourself, your body and your skin. xxx
Warnings and contraindications for Gua Sha
Gua Sha is contraindicated in cases of severe diseases, bleeding disorders or persons taking blood thinners, serious communicable diseases, frail elderly persons, or chronic cortisone users.
Do not apply Gua Sha over broken bones, dislocations, hernias, slipped discs, recent surgical incisions, varicose veins, or open wounds or scratches.
Avoid scraping over moles, pimples or skin irregularities
Gua Sha should not be performed on affected areas during the acute stages of Psoriasis, Eczema or Rosacea, or on areas during outbreaks of Uticaria (Hives), Herpes or Shingles.
Gua Sha is contraindicated during pregnancy on the low back and abdominal areas.