One of the best means to improve tone, reduce stress, improve blood circulation is massage. Recently, facial gua sha massage has become increasingly popular (which can also be performed on the back, neck, buttocks, arms, legs).
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese alternative therapy that involves "scraping" the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. You must be wondering what the tool is?
This is a stone, most often green jade or rose quartz with rounded edges, which does not hurt the skin, but leaves a pleasant caressing sensation.
Gua sha massage is designed to address stagnant energy,in the body called “chi” which the Chinese believe may be responsible for inflammation in the body causing a number of pains, ailments.
"Gua" means scraping and "sha" means sand. Massaging the flat stones in a specific direction to follow helps to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage.
Just as our bodies experience stress in the form of tension and pain in the shoulders, neck, headaches, after a long day at work, our faces can also be subjected to stress in the form of furrowed brows that betray anger, tension or clenched jaws, Western dermatologists share.
On the other hand, a pleasant gua sha facial massage helps relieve facial muscle tension, improves blood circulation, promotes lymphatic drainage, reduces puffiness. It is very important when doing a beauty treatment not to press too hard as this can lead to bruising or burst capillaries. Also pay attention to the illustration,as it shows you which direction to move the stone on your face.
Gua sha massage is best done with essential oils, if you use them. You can also apply your serums, daily creams this way. Don't miss the neck either. Thus, you will improve the condition of the skin not only on the face, but also in this delicate area, which also betrays a woman's age. For less wrinkles and tighter and toned skin.
How often to do gua sha? It depends on your individual needs, settings. You can also do it 1-2 times a week, within 5-10 minutes.