An Expert-Approved Guide on How to Use a Gua Sha Facial Tool

Although I’m a beauty editor, I like to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible. A cleanser, serum, moisturiser and SPF are the only things I reach for on a day-to-day basis and I try not to add any other unnecessary steps. That being said, one thing I will make time for is gua sha.

Gua sha has a long history, but these tools have grown in popularity amongst beauty lovers over the past few years thanks to their purported ability to reduce inflammation and leave you with a firmer, more glowing complexion. I can attest that gua sha not only makes me look less puffy in the mornings, but it’s also a really relaxing ritual that I always look forward to. However, after speaking to skincare experts, I realised that I was actually using my gua sha tool all wrong.