The Latest Beauty Tool Everyone’s Talking About!
When you take the time to show your skin some more love, it really shows! The thing is, when your skin already has a natural glow (thanks to a bulletproof skin regimen) – you don’t need as much makeup to achieve a flawless makeup application. Point is, skincare is a huge deal. However, it’s not just about the face serums or oils you’re religiously applying onto your face… you also need to use the right tools!
So what’s the latest and greatest beauty tool everyone’s been talking about? Gua sha. There’s been a lot of hype circulating around these uniquely-shaped pieces of jade or rose quartz crystals – and rightfully so. This facial tool comes with the promise of giving you a brighter complexion while providing our faces with some subtle lifting action. It’s also budget-friendly… the ultimate win-win situation.
Intrigued? Here’s everything you need to know about this popular face tool!
What’s a gua sha?
Even though it’s been getting more recognition in the beauty industry as of late, this magical tool has actually been around for centuries! Since the ancient times, its therapeutic benefits have been essential to practices in traditional Chinese medicine. These practices involved scraping the skin with this device to promote healing and to rid the body of stagnant energy.
Benefits of using a facial gua sha
Quite similar to a jade roller, a facial gua sha is used as a natural approach to support our skin health. It’s believed that incorporating a facial gua sha into your skincare routine can make your face look more refined along with brightening up your complexion. With the right massaging techniques, this tool can facilitate drainage of the lymph nodes and relieve muscular tension in the face.
Using a facial gua sha can give you a natural glow along with these specific benefits:
- Improve blood circulation
- Relieve muscular tension
- Lift the skin
- Enhance the natural contours of your face
How to use this tool?
As with any other tools you use on your face, make sure you’re washing it regularly with soap and water. Besides keeping it clean, it’s also important to make sure you apply an oil or serum onto your face before using it!
As a general rule of thumb, you should start off with more gentle strokes before applying a little more pressure into it.
For a natural glow, position the tool at the side of your nose bridge and glide it across your cheek with a long stroke (using the side with the groove). The key is to start off at the center, then pull the tool in an outward and upward motion toward your hairline. As you work your way down to your jaw, you should be pulling it towards your ear.
To achieve a naturally chiseled jawline, position the tool on the center of your chin. Glide the tool across your jawline, pulling it towards your ear by following the bone. When you get to your ear, shift the position of the tool to continue the massage down the side of your neck.
Sounds a little tricky, doesn’t it? Here’s a super informative tutorial to guide you through it!
What’s your favorite face tool? Let us know in the comments which face tool you can’t live without!