How Gua Sha Works with CBD Oil
It’s important to know where Gua Sha comes from, so you understand the benefits and meaning behind it.
You may have seen influencers on Instagram or Tik Tok scraping a funky-shaped stone across their face.
It’s the latest trend to hit the airwaves, and let me tell you: it’s trending HARD.
Funny enough, the act itself is using something quite hard, and the wellness benefits are said to be phenomenal.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is supposed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, encourage lymphatic fluid drainage, and improve circulation.
Regular use of the Gua Sha method has been compared to a non-surgical facelift.
Count me in!!
The word ‘Gua’ means to scrape or rub, and doing so on your face will encourage ‘Sha’ – a rash that is a type of bruise cause by capillaries that burst under your skin.
It sounds painful or hurtful, but it really is not! It feels like a facial massage. Cooling, and invigorating!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ‘Sha’ means “qi” (pronounced: ‘chee’) or energy/life force and it’s moving circulation around, releasing anything that is stagnant or stuck, which is amazing for your skin.
When you practice this at home, you won’t be pushing hard, or creating any visible bruising.
How To Use Gua Sha
First things first; where do you get your own Gua Sha tool so you can enjoy this ancient practice at home?
You’re probably already opening another tab and searching for one on Amazon. Unless you have a local spa that sells them, because supporting local in my opinion is great, add one to your cart and have it shipped to you!
Next step is to bookmark this blog and as soon as your Amazon order arrives, time to massage our faces!
Step #1: Get Your CBD Oil Ready
The same goes for those with any skin conditions – so please check with your Dermatologist or MD if this is the case before proceeding.
Mix it together your oils in a glass dish, and microwave it for a few seconds. I would suggest about 10-20 seconds so that’s pleasantly warm, but not too hot.
Gently massage your mixture into your skin on your face, and while it’s still warm, start using your Gua Sha.
Step #2: Upward Motion Only
Start from your jawline area, moving upward to the base of your ear and repeat it three to five times.
Next, move upward from your nose and across your cheeks.
If you need a great and easy to follow tutorial, check out this video here.
Step #3: Apply Again
Not only will this provide you with a wonderfully smooth and supple surface, you’ll be further penetrating the wellness benefits of CBD into your skin for deep reception and benefits.
CBD & Coconut Facial Oil Recipe
Servings: 1 person
Cost: 20+ (unless you already have all ingredients!)
Small Glass Bowl
Fork or small whisk
Mix together all ingredients except for the essential oils (if you choose to use this)
Place the glass dish in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds. Just enough to make it warm, pleasant and not hot. (remmeber, you’re putting this on your face)
Add in your oils at the end, mix all together and bring it to your bathroom so you can apply it to your face in a nice thin layer. NOTE: Don’t use it all at once, you’ll need to reapply.
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