Facial Gua Sha is one of the most popular natural skin care rituals currently.  We wouldn’t call it a trend because this traditional Chinese healing technique dates as far back as the Paleolithic Age! 

Benefits of Gua Sha 

There is a long list of benefits that come with this age-old treatment.  Before you assume the amazing results are just skin-deep, facial Gua Sha has proven to produce holistic healing abilities that make practitioners feel beautiful from inside out.

Beauty and skin

There is a myriad of reasons to fall in love with facial Gua Sha and they are the very reasons why women around the world are incorporating this scraping technique in their daily skincare routine.

Facial Gua Sha can easily and non-invasively:

  • Tones the facial muscles to improve sagging skin and dull texture
  • Improves lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness
  • Boosts blood and ‘Qi’ circulation for better glowing skin
  • Allows skincare products to penetrate the skin more effectively
  • Relieves tension in the head, face and neck


Mental wellness

Facial Gua Sha can break down tension, promote blood circulation and improve the flow of energy, making it the perfect self-care treatment that can be administered from the comfort of your home.  Furthermore, Gua Sha’s firm but soothing scraping is like a gentle massage on the meridian points on the face, head and neck.  This can effectively lift you out of a stressful moment and help you refocus on the here and now. 




Step 1

Get your Gua Sha stone.  If you don’t have one, acquire one here.  

Then, cleanse and prep your skin with a facial oil, serum or balm of your choice to ensure it is well moisturised.    


Step 2

Proceed to Gua Sha using the recommended technique below:

(techniques from Blog 1)

The session should last between 5 to 10 minutes.


Step 3

Clean your Gua Sha stone with a gentle soap to thoroughly remove any facial product residue.  Pat it dry with a clean towel. 


Step 4

Continue with the rest of your skincare routine, then take a moment to observe how relaxed your skin feels.


How Often Should You Gua Sha?

Daily.  Facial Gua Sha should be done every morning so that you’ll look your best for the rest of the day.  Much like why you would cleanse and prep your skin every day, having daily facial Gua Sha can help to revitalise your skin for long-term benefits. 


Facial Gua Sha Contraindications

While facial Gua Sha is a natural and safe practice, anyone with hyper-sensitive skin or those having serious breakouts and skin inflammation should avoid administering facial Gua Sha. Importantly, avoid Gua Sha if you have recently received filler or Botox injections.