To treat the star product Gua Sha on cheeks we will start from the nose and move the stone along the cheeks and cheekbones toward the ear. Then we will repeat but change the route towards the center of the chin. The eye contour is the most delicate area so special attention must be paid. In this case, we will start in the inner area of the eye to move the Gua Sha towards the temple.
Lastly, don’t forget to also treat the eyebrows, sliding up along the entire bone and from the inside out, and the neck where we will use the stone with upward movements. The massages should not be repeated more than five times in each facial region.
The benefits of Gua Sha
By performing this type of massage on the muscles of the face, we will be able to reduce imperfections such as wrinkles, blemishes, and dark circles, as well as prevent sagging and increase the luminosity of the skin. With the use of these stones, we also contribute to draining the skin and eliminating toxins, improving circulation, and releasing tissue tension it is even effective against acne because it makes it appear less forceful.
In general terms, we can highlight the following benefits of daily facial massages with Gua Sha stones:
- The skin is exfoliated and oxygenated and cell regeneration is activated
- Expression lines are smoothed
- Stimulation of blood circulation increases the nutritional contribution to the skin
- Lifting effect, smoothing the skin, and sculpting the face
- Increases collagen production
- Tones muscles and releases muscle tension
- Promotes lymphatic drainage and detoxification of the skin
It must be taken into account that miracles do not exist and that the results will not be as effective as those that we can achieve if we undergo aesthetic medicine treatments. However, its lifting effect and the increase in the power of creams and serums already make Gua Sha an advisable system.
How to choose your stone?
One of the best proposals is jade stones. Historically it is the best formula and it was already used by emperors and empresses in the seventh century for their beauty care. Jade allows for more effective detoxification and supports lymphatic drainage. It also has an anti-aging effect that is caused by the stimulation of the natural production of collagen. As if all this were not enough, it also contributes to greater relaxation of the facial muscles.
The most common alternative to jade is rose quartz. This semi-precious stone is best known for its decongestant properties because it promotes lymphatic drainage that results in the elimination of excess fluids. Beyond that, there are other proposals in different colors such as purple stone amethyst, black that is obsidian, or white jade. Each piece is unique, so it will always have a different color and size.
Another element that we must take into account when buying the stone is its shape. The most common are rectangular, in the shape of a heart, wing, fish, or duck foot. The difference is the areas of the body for which they are designed, so you must first identify what use you are going to give them and then find the most appropriate shape.