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Is Gua Sha Worth The Hype?

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Is Gua Sha Worth The Hype?

One of the fastest growing beauty trends has been the use of Gua Sha, a practice originating in China with so many beauty benefits. 

Today, we deep dive into the frequently asked question: is using a gua sha worth it? 

What is a gua sha?

Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, gua sha's are used to promote healing and improve circulation; keeping energy flowing through your body. 

The stone is smooth and rounded to fit the natural curvature of your face and neck area. It is typically formed from natural stones from the earth, which have the added benefit of targeted energy (like how Khalm's gua sha is made from obsidian- which stimulates growth and protection).

The Benefits of Gua Sha

Gua Sha has several benefits to enhancing your natural beauty, such as detoxifying, relaxing, and massaging the skin.


Using a gua sha promotes lymphatic drainage, and reduces puffiness. When you use the stone to push built-up fluid out of your face, it results in a clearer complexion. To achieve this effect, ensure you are always pulling the gua sha from the inside of your face towards the outer edges (picturing the fluid getting pushed out). 

Minimizing Acne

Daily use of a gua sha stimulates blood flow throughout the face. Working the dermal layers underneath the skin will help clear out congestion and help heal hyperpigmentation and reduce acne flare ups. 


Nighttime use of a gua sha will result in a restful sleep. The stone feels like a natural massage which will relax muscles after a day of using facial muscles. This will also aid in reducing the development of laugh or frown lines.

Natural Facelift

The stone is created to match the natural contours of the face. When you pull the gua sha in upward motion, the skin is getting naturally lifted and sculpted. This is also fighting gravity (which naturally pulls our skin downward) to create a lifted effect, preventing future skin sagging. 

How to use a Gua Sha?

Using the Gua Sha is quite simple. First, apply a few drops of Khalm Overnight Oil Elixir and massage it all over your face and neck. Then, use the Khalm Obsidian Gua Sha and follow the map below to massage your face in an upward and outward motion. 



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