Gua Sha – a massage for the face

Gua Sha – een massage voor het gezicht

Have you ever heard of Gua Sha? Or do you want to know how to use a Gua Sha? It is a beautiful technique that you can apply to both the body and the face. In this blog we will tell you more about the wonderful world of Gua Sha and tell you where it comes from, why it is good for your face, and how you can use it.

Massage Stone

First of all, the origin of Gua Sha Massage Stone. This technique originates from traditional Chinese medicine and has been used for centuries to improve energy flow in the body and remove blockages. The idea is that by scraping and massaging the skin with a Gua Sha stone, you improve blood circulation and relax the muscles, which can lead to an overall improvement in health.

How do you use a Gua Sha?

So, why would you want to use Gua Sha on your face? Well, it has some great benefits!

  1. First, it can help improve blood circulation in your face, giving you a healthy, glowing complexion.
  2. It can also help reduce tension in facial muscles, improve collagen production, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It makes the skin smoother and firmer.
  3. And let's talk about the 'morning look', with deeper wrinkles and sometimes some swelling on the face. Gua Sha can help reduce that bloated look, leaving you looking fresh and wide awake again.

But how do you actually use a Gua Sha stone? It's actually quite simple.

  • First of all, make sure your face is clean by cleansing with a cleanser that does not dry out the face, for example the Carrot Cleanse r .
  • Apply a few drops of cleanser or serum to the face and neck to make it easier to slide the stone over the face.
  • Then grab your Gua Sha stone – preferably one made from obsidian , a natural volcanic glass known for its healing properties. Make sure the stone is clean before use by washing it with mild soap and water.

Now you're ready to get started!

  • Hold the stone against your skin at an angle of about 15 degrees and use gentle but firm pressure to scrape across your face in upward motions (from bottom to top).
  • Work from the center of your neck and face outward to the side of your ears. This is to send the fluid to the lymph nodes that can process the fluid (from the inside out),
  • Start at your neck and work up to your forehead.
  • Focus on areas where you feel tension or want some extra lift, such as along the jawline and around the eyes.
  • Do this for 5-10 minutes per day for best results.

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Result Gua Sha

What result can you expect? Don't expect miracles, but with daily use for a longer period of time, many people see better blood circulation in the skin, which stimulates the skin's healing capacity. This can result in firmer skin.

We've made a video with more tips and details. This video was made by our intern Ilse together with Saar, our advisor to beauty salons. So from real people for real people! Watch the video here.

In case you're thinking: mmm, I'm curious, but let's experience it first? Then find a Food for Skin beautician . Gua Sha is also used in the treatment.


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