What Is A Gua Sha?
Now that there’s a pandemic, I am a sucker for an at-home spa. That’s where a buzzy treatment Gua Sha comes in. This facial treatment tool is a traditional Chinese medicine that means “scrape” and “sand.” It involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone all over your face, particularly upwards.
Benefits of Gua Sha
This treatment tool claims to relax stiff muscles and to breaks down tension. That means improved blood flow and less puffiness. This also helps the skin to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and pores. You’ll notice the best results if you do it every day.
My Experience With Gua Sha
I’m not going to lie, and when I heard the word scraping, I initially said, “Uh-huh, I am not doing that on my face.” But it surprised me that this tool was supposed to use with a facial serum or facial oil and can be out in the skincare fridge. I prepped my skin with my favorite serum, started massaging on the neck, jawline, chin, and mouth area. And then across the cheeks, press gently under the eyes and across the eyebrows. It did not cause any irritation after 10 minutes of massaging. However, I noticed redness on my face. The gua sha’s coldness did help for the puffiness under my eye and totally woke me up.
My Honest Thoughts
Not exactly what you’d thought for a skin-soothing treatment. Despite the hype, I didn’t know this tool did something for my face except for the redness and breakout on my chin. I used it for about two weeks, and I didn’t notice any difference in my pores and facial structure. However, if you’re looking for something that can wake you up, this might help. Other than that, in most cases, there isn’t any risk for doing a gua sha facial. But on a personal note, this tool didn’t work for me.