A easy complete face treat Gua Sha at home.
Gua Sha is a technique derived from Chinese Medicine which utilises a Gua Sha tool (usually a piece of Jade or Rose Quartz) to relieve tension and boost circulation. Our face has 43 muscles which we use constantly to express ourselves and for daily activities. Just like any other part of the body, repeated actions can cause tension to build up in our facial muscles over time, accelerating the skin’s ageing process.
Many people have attributed their improved skin appearance following consistent Gua Sha massages to its ability to gently yet effectively encourage circulation. There are also claims that Gua Sha helps alleviate migraines, neck and shoulder pains. The most noticeable immediate effects are however, commonly reported to be a radiant complexion and a more lifted contour, known to many as the desired “V Shape”.
Preparing the skin
Prepare for this rejuvenating and relaxing treatment by double cleansing your skin. We love using cleansers that are hydrating and nourishing, such as the Pai Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil and The Organic Pharmacy Rose and Chamomile Cleansing Milk. These gentle formulas are suitable for all skin types, particularly those with sensitive skin types, and will calm and hydrate the skin while removing impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Next, prep your skin for the treatment by balancing and hydrating the skin. Use a hydrating toner with a cotton pad such as the Shea Terra Moroccan Orange Blossom Facial Water, or for a more spa-like experience, spray a facial mist liberally using vitamin infused mists to drench your skin with antioxidants. For sensitive skin types, we particularly recommend the Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom Bioaffinity Skin Tonic soothes, calms, and protects the skin.