Gua sha is a facial technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine practice that works to even the skin tone, boost circulation, and support collagen production. Touted as a “one-minute facial,” the practice both gentle and easy to learn, making it the perfect addition to your weekly beauty routine.
TCM sees the skin as an extension of the lung system like an external lung that is porous and breathes. Wei qi, which is the protective energy force circulates under the skin protecting and defending the body from pathogens. Perhaps this was the ancient understanding of the lymphatic system. Start brushing from the feet (including the soles) always brushing towards the heart using long strokes running over areas a few times. The stomach and armpits should be brushed in a circular motion.
Mix 1:3 water to ACV respectively, pour and massage onto the scalp and hair. Leave it on for the remainder of your shower routine and rinse off with cold water. Repeat as needed to remove build-up of sebum and product residue for gorgeous shine! There will be a slight smell, but it fades quickly over time.