Gua Sha Routine
Facial massage tools is a booming industry that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! It can be pretty daunting world and trying to understand all of the different ones and their benefits is just as intimidating.
Ever heard of a Gua Sha? No? Well fear not, this blog post is going to explain to you exactly what is it, its benefits and why our J’adore bio ambassador, Jessica Janusz loves it! Who knows, maybe by the end of this blog post, you’ll be adding one to your basket 😊
What Is a Gua Sha?
Originating from China, the Gua Sha dates back centuries as a tool that was used in Chinese medicine to scrape the skin, relieving and releasing unwanted toxins from the body. These invigorating movements were believed to stimulate new blood flow, promote cell turnover rate and help with the regeneration of the body & soul!
What are the benefits?
The benefits of using a Gua Sha on a regular basis are endless but here are a few:
- Boosts circulation
- Stimulates the lymphatic & immune system
- Returns vitality to the skin
- Reduces puffiness and relieves tension
- Brightens complexion
How to use:
To use a Gua Sha, always ensure your skin is freshly cleansed and a light oil or oil based serum has been applied to the skin before using the tool. Adding an oil based product before massaging the skin will allow the Gua Sha to easily glide across the skin, rather than pulling or tugging at dry skin.
Angle the Gua Sha so it is against your skin and begin gently gliding across the skin in an upwards motion. Repeat the movements several times to sculpt and massage the skin.
There is no set amount of time for this massage but it’s the perfect excuse to take 5 minutes out of the day, just for you! When you are finished with the massage, wipe off an excess oil that may be on the stone and that is it! Follow up with your regular moisturiser and enjoy your fresh, new face!
Why does Jessica love it?
If you have been a follower of J’adore bio for a few months now and have seen our previous blog post where we discussed Jessica’s favourite J’adore bio products, (if you haven’t click here!) then you will know that Jessica is the Gua Sha’s number one fan! Hear from Jessica herself about why she loves this rose quartz stone so much!
“The Gua Sha is a part of my treasured morning routine. My face tends to be puffy in the mornings after waking up and the Gua Sha helps make me feel awake, refreshed and ready to take on the day! I have been using the tool daily for over a year now and I cannot express how much of a difference its made. My skin has become much softer, vibrant and glowing! I love that it only takes a few minutes and it is such a relaxing face massage, this has made it so easy to keep up with!”
To keep up with Jessica and to find out more about her, check out her website: www.jessicajanusz.com and follow her on instagram: @jessicajanusz
The Gua Sha is a cult favourite in the beauty world and for good reason! If you want an easy 5 minute facial massage, radiant & glowing skin (who wouldn’t!?) then check out the Gua Sha and the variety of other facial massage tools we have available online or in store in our Luxembourg boutique!