How to use Gua Sha to achieve healthy and glowing skin
Gua Sha has a number of skin health benefits and is an easy beauty tool to use. Gua Sha originates from an ancient massage technique that has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. It has become a popular technique worldwide for its amazing benefits, including promoting a tighter skin texture, reducing stress, improving blood circulation and with its many benefits - providing radiant skin naturally.
The Benefits of Gua Sha Kits from Silky Soft
Gua Sha is a relaxing beauty treatment that will make a difference to your skin by dissolving tense muscles, helping to drain lymph fluid, increasing blood circulation and firming the skin on the face. The technique can also relieve pain, reduce swelling, remove toxins from the skin and increase oxygen supply, which has a great effect on the appearance and health of the skin.
Gua Sha massage increases microcirculation in the skin, which is positive for skin health. The blood flow brings nutrition and oxygen to the skin cells so that the skin has an immediate glow, while waste products are carried away. According to a study done by the fashion magazine Vogue, you will increase the microcirculation in your face by up to 400% by using your Gua Sha for one to two minutes every day. This can lead to remarkable changes in your skin health.
Improves the skin's elasticity
Gua Sha and Facial rollers are good tools to give firmer and more elastic skin. Gua Sha massage will reduce the appearance of large pores, reduce dark circles under the eyes and increase collagen and elastin production in the skin, resulting in tighter skin. You can use Gua Sha on the whole body, with a particular focus on areas you feel have a lot of tension, knots, loose skin and/or cellulite.
Stimulates the lymphatic system
Our lymphatic system has an important job, namely to transport lymph around. Lymph is a fluid that contains white blood cells that fight infection. A well-functioning lymphatic system is therefore very important for health, and here Gua Sha massage will make a positive contribution.
How to use Silkemyk's Gua Sha set
In the set from silkemyk.no, you get both a Gua Sha stone made of rose quartz, specially shaped for optimal facial massage, and a facial roller. By using both of these beauty tools correctly, you will be able to achieve good, healthy and visible results. Here's how we at silky soft recommend you use the set:
To begin with a Gua Sha massage, you should clean your skin thoroughly with a regular facial cleanser - so that you have a clean surface to work with.
2. Application of oil, serum or moisturizer
Then apply some oil, a serum or a rich moisturizer to the skin. This is because it helps the Gua Sha stone to glide more easily over the skin and makes it easier for the Gua Sha stone to massage muscles and tissues without obstruction. You can use any product for this, but it is best to use a product that adds moisture and is easily absorbed by the skin.
3. The technique of using Gua Sha
Grasp the stone and slide it along the skin with firm but gentle pressure against the skin. Start at the neck and work your way up, moving towards the lymph nodes. They sit particularly in the neck and near the ears.
You can also learn more about how to use gua sha on our instructional video here:
4. Facial roles - soothes and cools down
After the massage treatment with the Gua Sha stone, you can go over with the accompanying facial rollers to cool down and soothe the skin after the massage. To optimize the effect of recovery with the facial roller, you can put it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before use - so that it has a cooling effect.
You can also use the facial roller to massage in the serum contained in typical sheet masks, or alone to cool down inflamed or swollen skin. Many people use facial rollers to get rid of bags or dark circles around the eyes in the morning.
5. After the treatment
After you have completed the treatment, you can wipe away any excess product on the skin, before ending your skin routine as you usually do. Then finish by cleaning both your Gua Sha stone and facial rollers to prevent bacterial growth during storage.
Gua Sha for various skin problems
Reduces wrinkles and signs of aging
Gua Sha will give your skin cells more nourishment and stimulate the nervous system so that the body can rest. Gua Sha massage will therefore release tension in the muscles of the face, which is a common factor for wrinkles and signs of ageing. Muscles that are relaxed will help to counteract wrinkles and fine lines - and this in a completely natural way!
Treat sensitive skin
Do you struggle with sensitive skin, rosacea or burst blood vessels on your face? We recommend that you put your facial roller in the fridge for a few minutes before treatment - so that it is nice and cool. Then gently roll over your skin with light pressure to cool and soothe your skin. This will reduce swelling and inflammation, give your skin a new glow and strengthen sensitivity.
Treat and prevent acne
By massaging the face around the area with acne, blood circulation in the skin will increase, which will have a positive effect on the area with acne. When blood circulation is increased, the skin will have easier access to oxygen and nutrition and will also find it easier to get rid of debris and dead skin cells. This will make it easier for the skin to get rid of blackheads and pimples. Pores become less visible, and impurities in the skin such as acne and pimples are reduced.
Gua Sha, a technique that has become popular globally for its unique benefits, which include promoting firmer skin, reducing stress, improving blood circulation, and promoting a radiant glow.
The benefits of Gua Sha include relaxation of muscles, drainage of lymphatic fluid, improved blood circulation, and tighter skin. The technique can also help relieve pain, reduce swelling, eliminate toxins from the skin, and increase oxygen supply - all important aspects for healthy skin.
Gua Sha increases microcirculation in the skin, which is beneficial for skin health. Increased blood flow brings nutrition and oxygen to the skin cells, giving an instant glow. A study by Vogue suggests that using Gua Sha for one to two minutes each day can increase facial microcirculation by up to 400%, which can result in remarkable improvements in skin health.
Gua Sha and Facial rollers are good tools for achieving firmer and more elastic skin. By reducing the visibility of large pores, reducing dark circles under the eyes, and increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, Gua Sha can contribute to tighter, more youthful skin. It is also an important tool for stimulating the lymphatic system, which is essential for our overall health.
Using Gua Sha is easy. Begin by cleansing the skin thoroughly. Then apply some oil, serum, or a rich moisturizer to the skin to help the Gua Sha stone glide more easily over the skin. Hold the stone and slide it along the skin with a firm but gentle pressure, working from the neck upwards, moving towards the lymph nodes.
After the treatment with the Gua Sha stone, you can go over with a facial roller to calm and cool the skin. To maximize the recovery effect, you can put it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before use.
Gua Sha can also be used to treat various skin problems. It can help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, soothe sensitive skin, and treat and prevent acne. With regular use, you can expect to see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and an increase in skin firmness and elasticity.
In conclusion, Gua Sha is an effective and simple beauty tool to achieve healthy and glowing skin. This ancient Chinese technique has many benefits, and with regular use you can expect to see noticeable improvements in the appearance and health of your skin.
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