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Redheads, you may have seen celebs and influencers rubbing these oddly shaped stones on their faces. This is actually an ancient Chinese beauty and health practice called Gua Sha. Here’s everything you need to know about gua sha, and how your redhead skin can benefit from incorporating it into your everyday skincare routine

What is a Gua Sha tool? 

These specifically shaped tools are typically made up of semi-precious stones like jade or rose quartz. They are carved in a way that allows them to have a place to hold onto as well as a firm, flat surface. The stone is pressed into the face in a gentle upward motion. 

How do you use it?

Each gua sha tool will have its own directions for use, but the upward, outward motion is the most important part of any technique. The results are said to be lifted eyebrows, reducing fine lines, smoothing of wrinkles, etc. 

Why is Gua Sha so popular?

This ancient tradition has been around for centuries but recently became popular in mainstream American beauty and wellness communities. As social media and the internet become more and more saturated with those looking for beauty tips, the sharing of wellness practices has never been easier. This, coupled with a rise in self-care and at-home beauty, has brought gua aha to the front of the American beauty industry.

READ: What Redheads Need To Know About Gua Sha with Guest, Sandra Lanshin Chiu, LAc

What are the specific redhead skin benefits of Gua Sha?

There are many potential benefits of Gua Sha. Users may experience all of them or only some of them. Gua sha also may not be beneficial for those with a history of blood clots or on blood clot medication. Some of the benefits of gua sha include: 

  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Stimulating the Lymphatic System
  • Smoothing of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Tension Relief 
  • Facial Glowing 
  • Facial Detoxing
  • Assistance with Rosacea
  • Assistance with Acne Prone/Sensitive Skin

How can you incorporate gua sha into your redhead skin routine? 

Check out this Tiktoker who has incorporated gua sha into her daily redhead skincare routine for some stunning results!

@devonkelley_

Take pictures I wanna see your results!! Also pls watch my video about appropriation & Gua Sha. ((& how good is my friend Kahiem’s music 🥺💗))

♬ The Bag – Kahiem Rivera

Want to know more? 

How to be a Redhead/Adrienne and Stephanie dedicated an entire podcast episode to gua sha specifically for redheads. Listen here:

Rock it like a Redhead!