3 Unique Benefits of Gua Sha Stones for Facials
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As you dial in your skincare routine, you’ve undoubtedly tried out a whole lot of products, tools, and techniques. But have you heard about the magic of gua sha facial stones? With this simple tool in hand, you can easily work toward all your beauty goals while feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with every use. Get started with this in depth look at gua sha stones.
What is a Gua Sha Stone?
A gua sha stone is a special tool used for facials and other beauty treatments, like lymphatic drainage. It’s a thin, flat stone with rounded edges that was initially developed by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.
How to Use a Gua Sha Stone for Facials
A gua sha stone facial can help brighten and rejuvenate your skin while making you feel truly pampered. At EMT, we prefer to take our stone of choice as well as a non-comedogenic cleanser, facial oil and CBD facial serum. Also, we recommend having a couple clean washcloths nearby.
Once you have those items, follow these steps:
- Gently wash your face using the cleanser of your choice and pat dry using a clean cloth
- Apply a dime-sized drop of facial oil in your palm and rub it all over your face and neck
- Place the gua sha stone between your palms and warm it up for about 30 seconds
- Start at the base of your neck near your collarbone and rub the stone toward your jawline
- Repeat each swipe five times, going all along your neck while working in an upward motion
- Move from your jawline to your face and continue using an upward motion
- Finish up by applying CBD face serum to soothe and nourish your skin
While you move through these steps, remember to take deep cleansing breaths that help release stress and negative energy.
Why Use Gua Sha Stones for Your Skincare Needs?
While using this tool, gentle pressure improves blood flow, releases tension, and relieves inflammation. Gua sha stones can be used as a part of your daily skincare routine and for all your weekly facials.
In addition to your weekly facial, you’ll want to integrate your gua sha stone into your daily skincare routine to get its full benefits. Here are 3 benefits of using a gua sha stone each day.
1. Stimulate Blood Flow
If you’re seeking relief from inflammation, we recommend a quick mini facial to stimulate blood flow. Instead of swiping five times per section, you can just do it once or twice for each area. When repeated daily, the improved blood flow can prevent your face from looking tired and puffy. As you do this, you may notice that your cheekbones and jawline look more defined over time.
2. Relieve Puffy Eyes
For those times when you don’t get enough sleep and wake up with puffy eyes, use your gua sha stone as a spot treatment. Just put a little facial oil under your eyes and swipe the stone from the bridge of your nose out toward your temple. Always use an upward motion to promote better blood flow and help the excess fluid drain out.
3. Release Jaw Tension
When you’re stressed, all that tension goes into your jaw. Not only does that leave you feeling sore, but it can also detract from your beauty efforts. So, make a commitment to letting all that tension go each evening by using your gua sha facial stone along your jawline. Work from your chin to your ear in an upward sweep, and then down your neck toward your collarbone. For even more relief, consider applying a CBD balm to those problem areas as well.
Which Stone is Best for Gua Sha?
Traditionally, gua sha stones are made out of jade, which is thought to help cleanse your mind and body of negative energy. This stone is considered the best option since it has the power to bring balance to your skin and promote an overall sense of wellness.
You can also find gua sha stones made from other types of minerals, like:
- Rose quartz
- Fire agate
To find your ideal stone type, you might want to try a few different options to see how they make you feel.
Get Great Skincare Results with Help from Elmore Mountain Therapeutics
At EMT, we specialize in CBD balms, tinctures, and everything else you need to practice great self care. We even have a facial serum you can use after your gua sha stone facial and as an everyday moisturizer. So, check out our products today and start achieving your beauty and wellness goals!