Guasha Tool - Edgy
This custom shaped guasha tool cut from genuine agate is as stunning as it is functional. Guasha is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine technique and is one of the most effective self-care practices you can learn. Though historically a modality for various illnesses and bodily ailments, modern adaptations have evolved specifically for the face. Benefits of regular use include: improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, enhanced skin tone and elasticity, reduced appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, easing tension and stress, as well as preventing or clearing breakouts.
This ancient Chinese technique is one of the most simple and rewarding self-care practices that you can do literally anywhere. Just like our bodies, the face is made of muscles that can benefit tremendously from guasha by addressing stagnant energy, increasing blood circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, breaking down fascia, and reducing facial bloating. With regular use you will not only ease tension, stress, and minimize lines that naturally form from expression but, you will actively tone and enhance skin elasticity too. Working with the epidermis and dermal layers beneath guasha also helps to prevent and clear breakouts. There’s a reason guasha users report having smoother, plumper, and more lifted looking skin, it works!
Which Tool is Right For Me
Essentialist created two unique Guasha tools. Wavy and Edgy. Both styles have been designed to be used interchangeably on the face or body and are appropriate for beginner or advanced users alike.
Edgy - The sharp curves are designed to hug your jaw line, cheek and brow bones, while the jagged edges are made for targeting deeper lines and wrinkles. This tool is excellent for users who are very comfortable with basic guasha techniques and want to use the tool to explore more advanced target work.
How to Use
Pair with Essentialist's antioxidant rich Daily Renewal Facial Oil for the treat your skin is begging for. Start by generously misting toner or essence onto a freshly washed face. Follow with 3-5 drops of our Daily Renewal Facial Oil and apply all over your face and neck. The key is to create a surface that your tool will glide across- never practice on dry skin. Take this time to set the tone for your ritual with some deep cleansing breaths.
If you're familiar with guasha continue your practice as you normally would. If you're new to the method or need a refresh, Essentialist partnered with expert Dr. Debbie Kung, DAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), to create an Introduction to Guasha video, please see here.
Warning: Be very careful when the stone is oily or wet, it will be slippery and can break if dropped.