There are so many toxins in our make up, face treatments and just general life that is damaging our skin. As I am starting to hit my 30’s I am starting to see and feel the effects of these toxins on my skin.
This is where Gua Sha has played a role in the changing in my skin.
While some may view Gua Sha as folk medicine, western scientific studies done by Harvard University and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, have showed Gua Sha to show significant improvements in decreasing pain and increasing microcirculation.
Arya Nielsen, director of acupuncture in the Department of Integrative Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, explains on her website that by scraping the skin, minor hemorrhages from broken blood vessels appear. This creates an anti-inflammatory response stimulating the immune system to alleviate conditions in the body.
The practice of Gua Sha facial or the “Eastern Face Lift” or “Eastern Botox,” for it’s abilities to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, plump, tighten and rejuvenate skin; even decrease dark under-eye circles and puffiness.
The gua sha facial application stimulates blood circulation and detoxification, while relaxing tense muscles that cause wrinkles to form.
After using my Gua Sha every night for 10-15 minutes, I have noticed my skin looking smoother and plumper. I use my Gua Sha with my current favorite face oil, Rosehip Oil. It’s really relaxing and a great natural way to combat aging. You can follow this video by Wengie using our gua sha massager to find out how to perform the facial.Want to try out our massager? Visitor our store here www.perhapsunicorn.com