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Gua Sha

Gua sha is a deep facial massage tool made from semi-precious stone such as jade or rose quartz. Coming from traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to preserve smooth and healthy skin, it deeply stimulates blood circulation and helps to firm, lift the features and relax the facial muscles. Each gua sha is unique, the color of its stone may vary slightly but we make sure to guarantee quality products, while respecting our production chain.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GUA SHA​

In lithotherapy, which studies the benefits of stones on our well-being, each type of stone is associated with specific virtues, which can positively influence the health and appearance of our skin. Here is a short guide to help you choose your gua sha according to the specific needs of your skin:

💚 Jade Gua Sha: known for its purifying properties, jade is particularly suitable for skin seeking purification and detoxification. Elle helps reduce imperfections, accelerates healing and is beneficial for acne-prone skin thanks to its ability to eliminate toxins and calm inflammation.

💖 Gua Sha in rose quartz: this stone is ideal for those looking to even out the complexion, both in terms of texture and pigmentation, while bringing radiance to the skin. Rose quartz is known for its calming effects on stress and anxiety, promoting clear, smooth skin. It also helps preserve the youthfulness of the skin by preventing and treating the signs of aging.

💜 Gua Sha in amethyst: recommended for sensitive skin and those looking for comfort, amethyst brings calm and balance. Elle is effective in calming inflammation and redness, providing a feeling of serenity. This stone is therefore perfect for people with reactive skin, seeking to regain a feeling of well-being.

Each of these stones, through their unique properties, meets the specific needs of the skin, whether to purify it, soothe it, or even to improve its general appearance. By integrating these stones into your skin care routine, depending on their affinities with your current needs, you can benefit from their regenerating, soothing and beautifying benefits.

Gua Sha, an ancestral Asian beauty technique which offers multiple benefits for the skin thanks to its firming and beautifying action. Here are the main benefits of this practice:

  • Tones and plumps the skin: improves the elasticity and firmness of the skin, which has the effect of reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Boosts the production of collagen: essential for good skin maintenance to fight against skin sagging.
  • Deflates the face: thanks to lymphatic drainage, it reduces swelling and refines facial features.
  • Lifts features: improves the contour of the face, particularly the oval of the face and the cheekbones.
  • Reduces dark circles and deflates bags under the eyes: reduces signs of fatigue and rejuvenates the look.
  • Releases muscle tension: provides a feeling of relaxation and well-being and helps reduce stress.
  • Brings radiance and evens out the complexion: by activating blood circulation, it promotes luminous and even skin.
  • Eliminates imperfections: through its detoxifying action, it eliminates toxins and clarifies the complexion.
  • Facilitates the absorption of skincare products: makes beauty products more effective by improving their absorption into the skin.

By incorporating gua sha into your skincare routine, you can benefit from its many benefits for healthier skin.

Yes, it is highly recommended to use a treatment, such as a rich oil or cream with gua sha. Applying a care product before using gua sha not only makes it easier to slide the tool on the skin, but also avoids any irritation or tightness. In addition, this helps maximize the absorption of the active ingredients contained in the treatment by the skin, making the treatment even more effective.

The joint use of a treatment adapted to your skin type with gua sha such as our Regenerating Oil Balm can therefore significantly improve the results in terms of hydration, nutrition of the skin and effectiveness of the desired benefits.

To clean the gua sha, start by wetting it with lukewarm water and applying a little soap. Clean the tool carefully (be careful it slips), then rinse it. Dry the gua sha with a soft microfiber towel.

It is important to wash the gua sha after each use to eliminate possible bacteria and residue from care products, thus ensuring optimal hygiene similar to that obtained by washing your hands before applying a cream.

According to lithotherapy, here are some techniques to use to purify and recharge your gua sha:

Purify it first by immersing it in a bowl of water for a few hours (avoid using coarse salt) or by passing it through the smoke of white sage or Palo Santo.

To recharge it, leave it in the light of the moon overnight, ideally during a full moon. In the morning, rinse it with clean water and dry it thoroughly before using it again.

To get the most out of the benefits of gua sha on your skin, it is advisable to massage with this tool at least 2 to 3 times a week. This will allow your skin to regularly benefit from its firming and toning effects and its action on circulation.

If you are particularly enthusiastic and eager to maximize results, you can incorporate this practice into your daily routine. Frequent use of gua sha can in fact accelerate the appearance of beneficial effects on the skin.

How to use gua sha?

Here are the steps for facial massage with gua sha:

  1. Preparing gua sha: before using your gua sha, clean it with a mild soap, rinse with clean water and dry with a clean towel.
    Tip: you can place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to obtain a refreshing and decongestant effect.
  2. Preparing the skin: apply a rich treatment or moisturizing oil to your face and neck to help the gua sha glide and optimize the absorption of the active ingredients into your skin.
  3. Movements: Follow the steps in the video using gentle, upward movements from the inside to the outside of the face. Use light pressure, do not pull the skin. Hold the gua sha tool at a 15 to 45 degree angle to the skin.

Your opinions on gua sha

Leah
5/5

I am learning to use this tool which has great promises. It's easy to use, ergonomic, and pretty!

1 month ago
Catherine
(confirmed customer)(confirmed customer)
5/5

Very pretty. Very pleasant ritual. See the results in a while.

2 months ago
Marine B.
(confirmed customer)(confirmed customer)
5/5

The gua sha is very pleasant to use and I already see results after 10 days of use thanks to its draining effect! It's a new routine that I have adopted with pleasure in association with the Regenerating Face balm.

2 months ago

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