A versatile tool for facial gua sha
Gua sha is a traditional healing technique from China that involves a small, smooth stone board that is pressed against the skin to gently massage facial fascia, muscles, and skin while stimulating specific energy points. This encourages healthy circulation, releases muscular tension, and promotes lymphatic drainage for a more lifted, less puffy look and brighter, healthier looking skin. The release of muscular tension is particularly key, since repeated movements usually underlie the pesky lines that bother us. We think gua sha is an ideal next step for those of us who are already using great skincare products but are wondering, “What else can I do that doesn’t involve needles, lasers, or knives?”
A regular at-home gua sha ritual is a good idea for everyone: you can complete a simple gua sha routine in a matter of minutes, and it’s an entirely healthy addiction. (If you have a tight jaw, you may find that running your gua sha stone across it is the greatest thing you have done for yourself in quite some time.)
If you're looking for a stone with no variation in color, we also carry a jade tool that comes with its own printed instruction card. You can find it here. If you go with this tool —the purple is alluring; we don't blame you, and there's a reason we carry both of them — you can check out the instruction video under "how to use" below.
Want more tips? You can also click here to view more videos and guides directly on our YouTube channel, and you can also find them on IGTV @aylabeauty.
PS If you're in or near San Francisco, book a gua sha treatment in our studio! Regular treatments can help minimize lines, provide a firming/lifting effect, smooth puffiness under the eyes, and even improve a saggy jaw or neck.
How to Use