Turn your skincare into a ritual.
Gua Sha is meant to be an act of self-care by slowing down your breath and allowing yourself to rhythmically contour the face with your stone of choice to release muscle tension and activate the lymphatic system. Without the mindful approach to your deep breath, you could be skipping over an opportunity to connect with your skin’s messaging.
What Are The Benefits Of Gua Sha?
Immediate benefits include reduced inflammation to the whole face, decreased puffiness around the eyes and the release of tight muscle tension.
Over a few weeks, after consistent, dedicated use you’ll notice how the gentle, upward strokes relax, tone and lift the muscles of the face — contouring and sculpting a more defined jawline and cheekbones as well as softening fine wrinkles. Facial gua sha improves blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and promotes vibrancy and elasticity in the skin.
With a cleansed and charged Crystal Gua Sha you can start your day off by using this self-care tool that does what all of your crystals do, it has a vibration, it has a use. Not just for your skin but for your soul too. Use the black obsidian when you feel like you need protection, use rose quartz for self-love or amethyst for healthy cell generation and cleansing.
The Gua Sha and it's traditional heart shape help to improve the skin’s firmness. Its composition of microelements and low temperature assists the lymphatic drainage and boost collagen production.
I am Confident at using crystals, practicing self care and have a skin care ritual, here is what mine looks like on a quick day
After cleansing and toning, I apply serum as normal and use the Gua-Sha to massage your serum into my face. Whilst doing this I ask the Crystal and universe for blessings for the day ahead, or at night ask the Crystal to cleanse my mind body and soul or induce tranquillity.
For people who are just starting out, I suggest watching some videos on different ways to use the Gua-Sha and find one that works for you. Below is a very basic set of instructions and will post a video on my page for you to then view. To learn how to cleanse, charge and program your ritual tools please view my page or highlights.
Start with one side of your face. Repeat at least 5 strokes for all areas. When it comes to the forehead and neck, you can stroke those areas twice as many times.
- Neck strokes: Start where your neck meets the middle of the right collarbone and use light to medium pressure to move the tool up along the neck until you hit bone. Right behind the ear.
- Under the chin: Gently glide the tool up the throat towards your face, along the the soft area under your chin.
- Chin: Gently press and hug the middle of the chin and guide the gua sha out along the jaw bone until you meet the earlobe.
- Cheek: Sweep the tool from the corner of the nose out to the middle of the ear.
- Under-eyes: Be extremely delicate here. Move purposeful and slow. Guide the stone tool over the under-eye area out towards the hairline.
- Under eyebrow: Avoid pressure to the actual eye or eyelid. Focus on the brow bone instead. Start from inner brow bone and sweep the tool over, out and down toward the temple.
- Third eye: Comb the center of the eyebrows up towards the hairline.
- Lower forehead: Press the tool into the center of the forehead above the brow bone and with a long stroke, move out toward the temple.
- The big sweep: Sweep the tool from the center of your forehead, under your hairline, down and over your temple to your ear and then down the side of the neck to the terminus area. You can perform this “big sweep” movement several times.
Now repeat all of these steps to the other side of your face.
- Rose Quartz
- Black Obsidian