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Gua Sha is all the rage, but how to use?

Now popular on Instagram and TikTok, in Asia it has been the most widely used tool for centuries to create a natural botox effect

09 June 2022

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Gua stands for scraping, Sha indicates post-treatment skin redness. For the past few months, gua sha, a small tool made of natural stones such as rose quartz and jade, has been going crazy in Italy, despite overseas stars like Gwyneth Paltrow using it for years. And all thanks to Instagram and TikTok, that elevated it to the most desirable and effective skincare tool. Gua sha is a kind of face gym but from the traditional Chinese medicine technique, also known as Eastern Botox, useful for circulation and removing face stagnant toxin buildup. The treatment goal is to improve blood flow by relaxing tension in facial muscles, the principal cause of wrinkles. Indeed, the key to aging well is to accept the passing of the years by embracing natural practices that keep the skin beautiful. In short, the goal of this technique is to make the face appear naturally brighter, healthy-looking and even lift-effect turgor. If done between 10 and 15 minutes a day, the results will be visible on wrinkles, with firmer skin as the end result. As nice as it is to see a tiktoker rubbing this stone on the face, however, the correct techniques must be learned in order for gua cha to help the skin.

Gua sha origin

Gua sha is a traditional Eastern healing technique through this stone tool that is pressed along the skin, always from the inside out and never vice versa, of the face and neck. The gentle pressure allows fascial and muscular tension to be released, going right to move the lymphatic fluid thus freeing it from inflammation-the main causes of fluid retention are due to lack of movement or overuse of salt. When used well, gua sha can also loosen muscle contractions and tension, as well as, for example, provide relief for sinusitis sufferers. Epidermis side, it eliminates puffiness, including dark circles area, gradually relaxing the face and redefining the contours. A marvel also for treating skin dehydration or excessive sebum production, precisely because the stone chosen-rose quartz for sensitive skin, green jade for impurities, for example has benefits on topical skin issues as well. Finally, by detoxifying the skin, it also brings a clearer complexion with a rosy, bonne mine effect.

How is massage properly performed?

Gentle movements, carried out by sliding the stone from the center of the face outward. For best results, they should always be done with the help of a facial oil or liquid serum, to be applied pre-treatment. The steps: after drying the face with a clean cloth, apply a few drops of oil to the face and neck. This will warm muscles and make skin more elastic for the treatment. Next, hold the stone at an angle and begin to gently “scrape” the skin from the bottom up, from the inside out, including the area around the lips and under the eyes. Use the stone no longer than 15 minutes and then clean it off, letting it recharge in the sun.

Product to match

There is no still a scientific evidence for gua sha effectiveness. However, if your goal is to see relaxed, brighter, detoxified skin, try by combining it with an oil or serum that allows the stone to glide more easily over the face. Like, for example, Circular Hydration Serum by Dermatologica, also available online at SOTHERGA Lab. It gives immediate hydration to dehydrated skin and is suitable for all skin types.

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