Countless Women Swear by Gua Sha – But What Is It?

Studies show that gua sha causes a fourfold increase in microcirculation, which is why it’s amazing for boosting collagen production, improving skin tone, combating pigmentation, and giving skin back its natural glow. Not to mention it feels wonderfully cooling and soothing, and works from the inside out by helping to eliminate toxins and relax muscles – in turn helping you relax. Try it before bedtime to help you slip into a peaceful slumber.

Alternatively, you can reach for your gua sha tool first thing in the morning to combat puffiness and swollen eyes. “When you have puffiness, it’s due to inflammation and congestion, and cold releases puffiness,” explains expert facialist Nataliya Robinson. “When you do gua sha, you’re using a stone that’s cold in nature, so incorporating cold stones and gua sha is great for reducing puffiness and aiding lymphatic drainage.”

As for her top tip for tackling puffy peepers? Place your gua sha tool of choice under your eyes and use it to gently stretch the skin as you brush down towards your ear. You can even keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling boost!

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