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What Is Gua Sha and Why Should I Be Scraping My Face?

SPY logo SPY 17/1/2019 Allison Bowsher
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If you’ve heard of Gua Sha, you may be thinking we’re about to tell you how to bruise your entire body. We’re not. The ancient Chinese practice of Gua Sha massage, which includes using a flat tool to scrape the body to increase blood flow and circulation, has seen a rise in popularity in North America over the past few years. There are photos of bruised backs, legs and arms online to prove it. But that’s an extreme option. Instead, we’re talking about using a Gua Sha on your face, a massage that uses very, very little pressure. Don’t bruise your face. It’s lovely.

When using a Gua Sha on the face, the act of gently pulling the flat massage tool along your skin can help increase blood flow, as well as tone muscles, firm the skin, and remove toxins that cause acne, according to Vogue. If used properly (check out Gua Sha tutorials in your city or online), the practice of the ancient face massage can have amazing affects. Plus, it feels really nice. Again, no bruising!

  

1. HEARTCANFEEL Jade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool

The HEARTCANFEELJade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool is one of the most popular Gua Sha massagers, with more than 480 reviews and a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. The upgraded tool is made from premium Jade stone, which includes trace mineral elements that help fight the signs of aging, while also detoxifying skin and treating acne. The smooth and thick massage tool comes with an E-book to explain exactly how to properly use your Gua Sha to get the best results possible.

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Buy: HEARTCANFEEL Jade Gua Sha Scraping Massage Tool $21.99

  

2. Rosejoice Pink Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager Skin Tools

The Rosejoice Pink Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager Skin Tools is a set that comes with three tools that contour to your face and help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, while also combating fine lines. Our team loves the different size options that come in the set, making it easy to find a tool that works for each part of the face.

a close up of a mans face: Rosejoice Pink Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager Skin Tools © Provided by Penske Media Corporation Rosejoice Pink Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager Skin Tools

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Buy: Rosejoice Pink Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager Skin Tools $19.99

  

3. GingerChi GUA SHA Scraping Massage Tool

The GingerChi GUA SHA Scraping Massage Tool is made from Xiuyen Jade and acts as a natural face life, a much more affordable and less painful alternative to going under the knife. The tool comes with a cotton drawstring muslin bag to make it easy to take your Gua Sha with you when you travel, because wrinkles and puffy lines like to go on vacation as well.

GingerChi GUA SHA Scraping Massage Tool © Provided by Penske Media Corporation GingerChi GUA SHA Scraping Massage Tool  

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Buy: GingerChi GUA SHA Scraping Massage Tool $14.99

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