Gua Sha 101: The correct way to use a gua sha face tool

Written by Urvi DalalMay 05, 2021

Thanks to beauty tools, you can easily pamper your skin at home without any hassle. Whether you prefer to use these tools in the morning for an instant pick-me-up or at the end of a long tiring day to de-stress your skin, you’d agree that once you start using facial tools, there’s simply no turning back.

But in order to reap maximum benefits, it’s necessary to use the facial tool correctly. So, in today’s article, we’ll be showing you how to the gua sha facial tool correctly. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide!

Step #1: Prep your skin

The first step in any skincare routine has to be cleansing. This helps in getting rid of dirt, oil and impurities that clog the pores and cause breakouts. Once done cleansing, apply toner to balance the pH level of your skin and slather on a serum and moisturiser.

Step #2: Apply facial oil

Once the moisturiser has fully absorbed, take about two to three pumps of the Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing Oil and rub it in between your palms. This will heat up the product a bit, allowing it to penetrate better. Gently pat the oil into your skin and neck (avoid rubbing) before moving onto the next step.

Step #3: Time to use the gua sha tool

Grab your gua sha stone and hold it at a 45-degree angle against your jawline and gently drag it from the jawline up towards your ear. Repeat this seven to eight times, and then bring the gua sha tool back to your jawline and swipe it down your neck. After your jawline, repeat the same from your cheekbones to your ear and above your eyebrows towards the hairline.

Repeat this entire process at least once a week and watch your skin transform.