By now many of you have experienced gua sha in your most recent facial. I have become slightly obsessed with the technique and treat myself to it daily. You can watch and learn my quick treatment under the "highlights" on my Instagram page "Skin Care by Kayla Marie. It takes me about 2-3 minutes total.
Gua sha involves gently scraping a flat jade stone or rose quartz tool along the skin. It increases circulation by 400%, can reduce facial tension and puffiness, moves lymph, and gives instant firmness and radiance.
If you have heard of gua sha before you may be thinking about a massage treatment that leaves bruise-like marks on the skin. Facial gua sha is done using a light hand and leaves no marks!
I like using A.N.D.'s grapseed oil if I have a little more time. Otherwise I often do my mini treatment on very damp skin before my serum. You can now purchase a rose quartz Gua Sha tool at the spa!
For myself I feel that my skin looks more radiant and healthy. It's also firmer with diminished fine lines, and my pores look smoother. Google it and you'll find all kinds of great information and results.
Jade rollers are great, but definitely do not offer the same benefits due to the difference in how they are used on the skin.
I hope that you will order a gua sha stone and try it for yourself. You will definitely not regret it!