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What is Gua Sha and How Does It Improve the Quality of Your Skin?

May 04, 2018 | 0 comments

The Chinese massage practice can be done as part of your skincare regimen.

If you watch YouTube regularly for makeup and skincare tutorials, you’ll find an emerging trend occurring which works perfectly with the Derma9 skin mask you’re already using. Facial Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that is used to break down blockages and stagnation in the tissues by releasing toxins and restoring blood flow. A scraping technique using special tools made of jade or other smooth stones can be done by a massage therapist or at home in front of your own mirror. If you choose to do the latter, you’ll want to use a jojoba-based facial oil to help the scraper glide across the skin gently after using our skin mask.

Here is what you need to know about Gua Sha.

Being able to give yourself a stimulating facial at home has its benefits.

In addition to being cost-effective, Gua Sha which is also referred to as Eastern Botox or Eastern Facelift helps with sagging facial muscles, smooths skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lightens dark undereye bags and age spots, gives your face a rosier look, and helps improve skin quality for women with acne, rosacea, and other skin issues occurring in the face.

Light pressure is key.

Gua Sha scrapers are not meant to take dead skin off your face. You use them in a gentle gliding or scraping motion, hence their name. The idea is to move stagnant lymph from the face by allowing it to drain out the right and left lymphatic ducts which are located between your collarbones.

Gua Sha has its benefits. If you want younger, healthier-looking skin, make it part of your daily skincare routine. In addition to the Derma 9 products that you use to clean, exfoliate, protect, and moisturize your face, you’ll have the Gua Sha massage tools needed to stimulate your lymphatic system, remove built-up waste products from your skin, and minimize dark undereye circles by moving stagnant blood from beneath the skin’s surface.

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