Gua Sha and jade rollers have been having a moment for a while now–they’re all over social media, magazines, in spas. I love them both, they each have their place, and while they both improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage they’re pretty different. Deciding which makes the most sense for your routine may come down to time, really.
Gua Sha is a bit high maintenance by comparison to jade rollers.
There’s a specific technique to apply, whereas jade rollers are simple and there’s really no right or wrong way to use them. I tend to use my jade roller when I’m lazy or looking for a cooling effect for my skin.
Both are great for lymphatic drainage, but Gua Sha excels at this!
I find jade rollers to be more soothing and they’re great for beginners or those not looking to invest extra time within their beauty routine.
Something to keep in mind: if you receive Botox, filler, or any other facial injections, you’ll need to avoid Gua Sha as it can break injectables down. On its own, Gua Sha can provide lifting, toning, and firming results. This is particularly true of professional treatments, however many estheticians who perform these facials send their clients home with a tool to maintain results, just like having a good home care regimen (what you do at home is just as important if not more so than receiving professional skin treatments!) If you’re looking to switch to a more natural protocol at home, it’s a great preventative option in lieu of injections.
After you check out my video you can read about my Gua Sha facial at Misaotra Spa! It was a DREAM. Highly recommend experiencing if you’re a spa goer!
As highly requested I made a video comparing the two and show you guys how I use them. I hope you enjoy! xo
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