Bian Stone Gua Sha
Our Bian stone Gua Sha tool helps to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, smoothing out the fascia, releasing toxins and circulating blood and lymph throughout the tissues. This ancient Chinese healing technique of promoting lymphatic drainage by applying gentle upward strokes to the face, will clear, tighten, and rejuvenate skin while reducing under eye circles and puffiness.
When used in conjunction with one of our serums, it also helps to deliver the whole plant actives into the deepest layers of the skin for increased absorption and effectiveness. The result is plump, toned, and sculped skin with a more radiant glow.
Why Bian stone is a superior choice for Gua Sha
Bian stone, used as a healing stone in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, is thought to have been made by the impact of meteorites upon the earth’s surface in Shandong, approximately 66 million years ago.
Chemical analysis shows that there are more than thirty trace elements and over 16 rare elements within the stones which are beneficial for optimal health. The special magnetic field and the ultrasonic pulsation that constantly emanate from the bian stone when rubbed against the skin, increase and purify the blood circulation and blood vessels, ensuring good oxygen and nutrition supply to various body organs. This also produces negative ions, best known to help with anti-oxidation (anti-aging), boosting and regenerating healthy cells and DNA.
Our Bian Gua Sha are carved from 100% natural stone. Each tool is unique, and many will feature naturally occurring white lines due to the organic nature of the stone.
Size 10.5 cm x 7.5 cm
Begin by applying a facial mist for maximum hydration. While the skin is still damp, apply a facial oil or serum to help glide the tool.
Hold the Gua Sha flat and use light to medium pressure to sweep it across your face and neck area, sweeping each area four to five times.
The speed should be slow and mindful to help relax the nervous system.
- Forehead: Gently sweep the Gua Sha in an upwards motion towards the hairline
- Browbone: With medium pressure, sweep along the browbone and then upwards towards the hairline.
- Cheeks: Sweep from the centre of the face and work outwards towards the ears, being gentle near the eye area.
- Jawline and chin: Glide the stone upwards from the centre of the chin in an upward motion towards the ears.
- Under eye area: Gently sweep from the inner corner of the eye outwards to the temple using very light pressure.
- Neck: Sweep upwards from the collarbone to the edge of the jawbone.
Incorporating Gua Sha into your beauty ritual is a simple and relaxing way to minimize puffiness, improve elasticity, promote collagen production and improve skin tone. It can be done daily or often as as two to three times a week.
Not only will you see the benefits from increased lymphatic drainage, the practice of Gua Sha can be used as a supportive therapy to balance your qi, help relax the nervous system and help you feel more grounded.
Gua Sha can also be used on the neck, shoulders, back, arms and legs with firmer pressure to reduce pain, muscle stiffness and encourage joint mobility.
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Although Merkaba skincare uses the highest quality plant-based ingredients, occasionally an adverse reaction cannot be avoided. If you have a history of skin sensitivities, we recommend a skin test on a small area inside your wrist prior to using. We cannot be held responsible for any skin reactions that may occur.
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