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Beginner's Guide to Gua Sha

Let's talk about gua sha – your secret to unlocking radiant, glowing skin. Gua sha is trending and quite a few of us have a gua sha tool waiting for us on our bathroom shelf. But how to use it right? 

Gua sha massage is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine - and it has proven benefits when done correctly. It elevates your skincare routine effortlessly, smoothens fine lines, depuffs the face and encourages healthy lymph flow, just to mention a few benefits. 

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Why Should You Practice Gua Sha?

Anti-Ageing Benefits

Facial gua sha massage is not only enhancing oxygen and blood circulation to the skin cells but also stimulating collagen production. This translates to firmer, plumper, younger-looking skin.

Self-Care Ritual

Your skin deserves more than just surface-level love. Skincare products can only penetrate so deep but gua sha can have an effect deeper in the cells. It also helps you to relax, connect with yourself and provide a selfcare moment in your busy life.

Stress Relief

We all know how modern life can throw curveballs at our skin – stress, pollution, and the hustle and bustle. Gua sha comes to the rescue by releasing tension from facial muscles, softening fine lines, and easing away stress lines. It's like a mini-vacation for your face, and who wouldn't want that?

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3 Ways to Incorporate Gua Sha into Your Busy Life

Morning Wake-Up Call

Kickstart your day with a dose of gua sha goodness. After cleansing your face, use the Gua Sha tool to gently massage your skin. This can help reduce morning puffiness, increase circulation, and give your complexion a radiant glow before applying your skincare products and makeup.

Desk-Side Delight

Keep a Gua Sha tool at your desk or in your purse for a quick midday pick-me-up. Whenever you need a moment of relaxation or a boost of energy, take a few minutes to gently massage your face with the Gua Sha tool. This can help alleviate stress, improve circulation, and rejuvenate your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Massage your neck and chest with your gua sha tool to release any tension.

Night-time Ritual

Incorporate Gua Sha into your evening skincare routine as a relaxing way to wind down. After removing makeup and cleansing your face, apply your favourite serum or facial oil, then use the Gua Sha tool to massage your face and neck. This can help release tension, promote better sleep, and enhance the absorption of your night-time skincare products.

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Top 5 Gua Sha Mistakes to Avoid

Skipping the Prep

You should always prep your skin before gua sha massage. Apply a generous layer of your favourite serum or oil on cleansed skin to provide a smooth glide for the gua sha tool. We recommend our best-seller Glow & Revitalize Oil Serum that was developed face massage in mind - helping to nourish your skin.

Pressing Too Hard

Remember, we're aiming for love, not a wrestling match. Applying excessive pressure can lead to redness, irritation, or even bruising. Gua sha is all about gentle, intentional strokes.

Wrong Direction

Imagine trying to surf against the waves – not the best idea, right? Similarly, always glide your gua sha tool in an upward and outward motion, following the natural contours of your face.

Inconsistent Practice

Consistency is key with gua sha. The practice has immediate effects on your skin but they won't last unless you massage your face regularly. Make gua sha a part of your routine, whether it's daily or a few times a week. Your skin will thank you for the commitment!

Forgetting to Cleanse

Gua sha works best on a clean canvas. Ensure your face is free from makeup and dirt before you begin the practice. This way, your skin can fully absorb the benefits of the massage. We recommend a gentle yet efficient Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser.

    How to use gua sha the quick guide

    With its power to nurture ageless beauty, holistic self-care, and stress relief, gua sha is a must-try for anyone seeking a natural, radiant glow. Whether you're a busy bee or a free spirit, there's always room for this beauty ritual in your life. Just remember to avoid common mistakes, and you'll be well on your way to embracing the magic of gua sha. Transform your skin and join our free 5-day gua sha challenge

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    Jenny Nordic Skincare Blog | Jenny Soydanyavas, the founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

    Hi, I'm Jenny the founder and formulator of Jenny Nordic Skincare. I am a certified cosmetologist and holistic gua sha therapist and I want you to get that inner glow and radiance!

    We are a natural, minimal skincare brand all about that grown-up glow. Your skin is not the same as it was in your 20s - or even 30s! The skin is forever changing and you're approaching a new season. It might be showing more wrinkles and spots. You’re looking for minimal, high-performance skincare that will make you feel (and look) like a treat. 

    With Jenny Nordic minimal, high-performance skincare, you can take a few moments to yourself every day and care for your skin just with a few steps. I promise you'll fall in love with your skin and feel radiant.

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    Love, Jenny

    Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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