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by Priya Ferrie •

Why You Need to Use a Jade Roller and Gua Sha

Why You Need to Use a Jade Roller and Gua Sha   Do you want to know the secret to upgrading your skincare routine? It’s not shelling out hundreds of dollars on new products. It’s adding a jade roller and a gua sha. You’ve probably seen these items all over your Instagram feed as they’ve become the ultimate skincare sidekick. You might be a little puzzled about how to use them, especially after years of applying products with your hands. We’re covering everything you need to know about jade rollers and gua shas, and why you need to incorporate them into your routine.   What Does a Jade Roller Do? A jade roller is more versatile than you might think. It improves the circulation in your skin to reduce puffiness and soothe inflammation while preventing premature ageing. Regularly using a jade roller can help your skin better absorb the active ingredients in your products. It helps apply serums and oils evenly across your skin while aiding with self-care by relaxing your muscles.    What Does a Gua Sha Do? The origin of the gua sha ritual comes from Traditional Chinese medicine. It’s a flat tool that you gently scrape across your skin. A gua sha works to relax your muscles by improving circulation and reducing puffiness, detoxifying your skin in the process. You can think of it as a way of giving your face a workout and a massage all in one. Your gua sha can help prevent premature ageing or to help ease muscle pain.   How Do I Use a Jade Roller and Gua Shae?   For a jade roller, start by adding a few drops of serum, like our Graydon Skincare Superfood Serum, to freshly cleansed skin. Your jade roller will come with two sides, a flat end and the studded end. You want to move the jade roller in outward motions from your nose area to your ears.    You’ll want to pay attention to your jaw area to help relieve tension and don’t forget about your neck! When using your jade roller against your forehead, start from your eyebrows and move in an upward motion. If you want to keep your jade roller cold, keep it in your refrigerator or a skincare fridge.    With your gua sha, you shouldn’t use it on dry skin. You can use it in the shower or with a product like the Woodlot Nourishing Facial Oil. The trick to using a gua shae is to make sure you work in small strokes.   Start by holding the gua sha against your skin and using the curved side. If you’re focusing on your neck area, work in small downward motions, while going upwards when working on your brow area. To tackle puffiness, you want to add a little pressure to your gua sha. You can use a gua sha anywhere on your body to tackle issues like cellulite or neck pain.    A gua sha or a jade roller can become part of your everyday routine, either for self-care or skincare.  Both of these tools help your precious skincare penetrate deeper into the skin.  We can't live without them!   Shop Province Apothecary Jade Roller Shop Etymologie Obsidian Gua Sha Shop Happy Naturals Rose Quartz Gua Sha