If you’ve been following us for a while you’ll know we are big on grooming. We’ve spoken about jade rollers, dehydrated skin, micellar water, and those pesky under eye circles. Now, we want to talk about gua sha tools.
Gua sha tools are used in traditional Chinese medicine to roll over skin, breaking up tension from muscle tightness, congestion or water build up. The great thing about gua sha (and a bonus to your jade roller), you can use it all over the body. It has a cooling and soothing touch that perfectly reduces puffiness and inflammation. And if you’re worried about wrinkling too early, gua sha also stimulates collagen production while boosting skin elasticity. It’s pretty much the handy little tool you didn’t know you needed.
If we’ve convinced you, read on to see how to use it and where to score our three favorites.
How Do I Use A Gua Sha Tool?
Ideally you should spend no more than 5 minutes in the morning rolling over your face and other areas of your body. If the tool isn’t gliding as smoothly as you’d like, feel free to add serum or face oil then stroke against skin, moving down to promote drainage and then upward to your forehead to lift skin. Make sure you clean with soap and water after each use.
The affordable tool is made of real jade and is super easy to use.
Lanshin Pro Gua Sha Tool ($125)
We love this one as it was designed by an acupuncturist who works with facial rejuvenations.
Lanshin Sculpting Spoon ($42)
This spoon-shaped tool is great for the face and under eyes. It will help swelling under the eyes and reduce the appearance of laugh lines.
Photo via Lanshin