Known for delivering real noticeable results, like firmer, smoother skin and a decrease in wrinkles, acne, blemishes, and dry skin, this little hand-held stone is a God send. Sound too good to be true, right? Well, we consulted skincare manufacturing experts to design and make The Pretty Hot Mess the perfect tool to deliver the best results.
So, if you're looking for real changes you can visibly see, like tauter skin, or enhancements without injections (Gua Sha often referred to as the Botox of the East) you will love our opalite gua sha stone! So without further ado, read on for everything you need to know about your new gua sha tool.
The gua sha technique has been used for thousands of years. Gua Sha which translates to 'scrape wind,' was primarily first used on the body to release toxins and relieve pain in tired, sore, or injured muscles. By gently scraping the skin with repeated strokes, the gua sha helps stimulate new blood flow and draw out stagnation in the problem areas to help generate metabolic cell repair and healing.
Facial gua sha is meant to be performed gently and at a slow speed with light pressure. Over time, with consistent use (once a day) can lead to noticeable results, like clearer, brighter, tighter, younger-looking skin with less wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. When used daily, gua sha can improve circulation.
Improved circulation creates visible changes, such as reduced puffiness, smoother complexion, softened lines, reduced sagging, sculpt and lift to facial features, adds volume to sunken features, and it can even help acne heal faster. You want to avoid open areas, inflamed and picked skin.
Gua sha is also wonderful for releasing knots in the face, neck, and shoulders. With immediate relief-grab your PHM Gua Sha to relieve headaces, sinus congestions, jaw/neck/shoulder pain. We recommend applying Joint Juice to the tight areas and gently scraping with your gua sha to help alleviate the pain and tension.
You never want to use your gua sha on dry skin. Apply a thin layer of Face Life Serum or Luna Serum to your face and neck before using your gua sha tool. Hold the gua sha tool with the larger curved side to your face and glide it gently up and out, starting with the neck, jawline, chin, and around the mouth, five times per area. Then sweep upwards across cheeks and gently glide under the eyes with an upward motion, then move across your eyebrows and from your forehead up to your hairline. Remember to always sweep gently upward. You can use your gua sha in the morning or at night-it doesn't matter. Consistency is key, to see results you want to use it at least once a day. Once your finished with your gua sha routine, finish your skin care with our amazing Face Lift Moisturizer.