If you’re on the lookout for the magic tool that will change your whole beauty routine, look no further than By BEAUTY BAY’s Jade Gua Sha. The heart shaped skincare tool has been designed to not only enhance your daily beauty ritual but to help you relax and unwind when you’re in need of a spa-worthy treatment. Made with 100% naturally sourced jade, a stone which is thought to soothe the mind, release negative thoughts, and bring harmony, the gua sha is your next skincare and wellness hero.
But what exactly is a gua sha? Used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, gua shas have been dubbed ‘the Botox of the Far East’ thanks to their firming and brightening benefits. Known to relax the muscles in the face, lift and firm the skin, aid with lymphatic drainage, and increase the absorption of skincare ingredients, the gua sha is the workout your skin needs.
Before your massage, you can apply your favourite serum, oil, moisturiser, or sheet mask. The roller will help with the absorption of vital ingredients. The roller can also be stored in the fridge prior to use for an extra cooling effect.
Using the upper side or ‘top of the love heart’, drag the gua sha up the back of the neck using firm pressure. When you reach the hairline, use pressing motions on the area of the neck which feels most tense. Repeat this sequence.
Using the longest side of the gua sha, to massage the cheekbones. Start just above the mouth and to the side of the nose and drag the tool upwards, following the contours of the cheekbones, towards the hairline using medium pressure. Repeat this sequence before moving to the opposite side.