3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Gua Sha Tool

Gua Sha
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Gua sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that has many benefits. Although it looks simple, it’s important to understand how to use the tool correctly. If you’ve recently acquired one or are considering incorporating gua sha into your routine, here are three essential tips to keep in mind. 

Proper Technique

Using the correct technique is crucial when practicing gua sha. First, make sure you apply a facial oil or serum before use. This reduces friction and allows the tool to slide easily over your skin. Hold the tool at a 15-30 degree angle. This angle is gentle on the skin and effective in promoting lymphatic drainage. And always use light pressure. The goal is to stimulate, not irritate the skin. 

Understand the Different Areas of the Face

Gua sha can target various areas of the face with specific benefits. For example,  working on your cheeks can help create a more contoured facial structure and help with sinus issues. Taking a few minutes to research can help you focus on specific issues or goals you have for your skin and well-being.

Care for Your Tool Properly

Finally, don’t forget to clean your tool after each use. Use gentle soap and water to remove any oil or skin residue.