Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool.
An angled stone made out of crystal. The tool is used to firmly scrape the skin on the face to promote blood flow and energy redirection.
Gua sha is actually an ancient Chinese practice for energy flow and blood circulation. The technique can be used on the whole body and is traditionally quite vigorous. But this new resurgence of the trend is a gentler form. Using a smaller version of the tool made out of both body- and chakra-safe crystal; one applies a firm pressure over the face, scraping across the skin in long strokes.
The eventual effect of the practice results in better skin. Blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and skin elasticity are all improved, while things like muscle tensions and wrinkles are reduced. Studies done in the past on gau sha tool suggest that consistent use of the tool helps improve microcirculation and blood flow to the face.
Note: If your skin becomes irritated or sore, reduce the pressure or cease using it altogether.
How to use the Gua Sha tool:
Hold the tool at a 45 degree angle, scrape against the skin in an upwards and outwards motion. Start from the centre of the face and work around. For maximum results, try doing this every day for about one to three minutes. Unlike a crystal roller, your Gua sha tool shouldn't be cold as the cold tends to constrict blood vessels.
Rose Quartz: Considered an 'emotional healer' and the stone of compassion and all things love-related, rose quartz is said to be best for detoxing, lifting and softening fine lines and wrinkles, alongside draining toxins and negativity.