Clean Your Gua Sha Tools
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How to Clean & Recharge Your Gua Sha Tools?

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Gua Sha Tool can be regarded as a beauty tool. This guide will introduce you to what is Gua Sha Tool and how to clean it correctly. Gua Sha Tools can naturally absorb and release the excess and negative energy collected on the surface of gemstones, which can help our skin reduce inflammation and promote healing.

What is Gua Sha Tool?

Gua Sha is a natural alternative therapy, including Gua Sha the skin with massage tools to improve blood circulation. This ancient Chinese treatment technology may provide a unique way to improve health and solve chronic pain and other problems.

A technician scratches your skin with a short or long Gua Sha Tool to stimulate the microcirculation of soft tissue and increase blood flow. They use an instrument with smooth edges (called Gua Sha massage tool) to perform these massages. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to scrape your skin down repeatedly.

Gua Sha is to solve the stagnant energy, called Qi, which practitioners in the body think may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of several diseases related to chronic pain. Rubbing the skin surface is believed to help break down this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Gua Sha is usually carried out on people’s back, hips, neck, arms and legs. Its mild version is even used as a facial technique. Your technician may apply slight pressure and gradually increase the strength to determine the force you can withstand.

How to Clean Gua Sha Tools?

Cleaning beauty tools is very important. Dirty tools may cause some skin problems, such as acne, greasiness, skin cracking, etc. Before and after each use, we recommend using a soft cloth / towel to wipe the roller or Gua Sha Tool clean. This helps prevent any bacteria from spreading to your skin. To deeply clean (it is recommended to clean every 3-4 days), you can use mild soapy water to clean jade Gua Sha or beauty roller. In addition, you can also wet the soft cloth / towel with soapy water. Interestingly, isopropyl alcohol based disinfectants can also clean your beauty tools well!

  1. Clean the tools carefully

The easiest way to clean Gua Sha Tools is by hand. You can wet your hands with warm water and then pour some soap on them. Make a foam and apply it to the wet melon sand tool for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water, and then dry with soft cloth microfiber, the effect is very good. That is to say, washing melon sand with those greasy soapy water will soon make mistakes, so be careful. Most polished guavas become very slippery once coated with soap, so please handle them carefully. If you have more time, or if you want to avoid dripping water at all costs, the best (and safest) way to clean the Gua Sha Tool is to soak it in a bowl of warm soapy water. As for the soap you should use, antibacterial liquid hand sanitizer will work. In other words, if you are worried about applying non facial products on Gua Sha Tools, you can also try to wash your face with your favorite facial cleanser.

  1. Use a brush

Although many Gua Sha Tools are characterized by curved edges, some tools have sharp heads like combs. “If your tool has tight lines or combs, you will want to use a small brush (like a toothbrush) to clean up the oil and debris accumulation between the lines,” Yim said.

  1. Pay attention to the material of Gua Sha Tools

What is your Gua Sha Tool made of? It relates to how often you need to clean it. The more porous the material, the more it needs to be cleaned. Metals such as silver and copper have the lowest porosity, but they are not very commonly used (for Gua Sha Tools). Jade, rose quartz and other high-quality stones are non porous. If they are not cleaned, there will be a little room for mistakes. In addition to reducing the pressure of cleaning, these stones also have greater slippage, which means that more products will be absorbed by the skin rather than by tools as allowed by other porous materials. Wooden Gua Sha Tools are often porous and may be more difficult to clean.

If you have a wooden Gua Sha Tool, you should oil it after each cleaning, just like oiling a good wooden cutting board. If it is not lubricated, the wood after each cleaning will eventually crack.

  1. Clean scrapping tools in time

Even if the material used in your Gua Sha Tool is not so porous, it is worth a try in the practice of regular cleaning. It is best to use it immediately after each use. The longer the tool is placed with facial grease and other products, the greater the chance of the adhesive film forming on the tool. It is this residue that can be absorbed into the tool and may cause skin irritation.

  1. Use alcohol

If you are particularly worried about the residual acne causing bacteria on the Gua Sha, you can add alcohol to your daily disinfection. If you want to add a layer of cleanliness, spray some alcohol disinfectant on the tool after it is completely dry. Doing so will eliminate any residual bacteria.

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Where Can I Charge Your Gua Sha Tool?

Your roller and melon sand are made of 100% natural stone, which is very, very fragile. Be careful to avoid falling, otherwise the stones may be damaged. Like most beauty products, we recommend that you store the roller and Gua Sha in a dry place. In order to increase the cooling effect, they can also be placed in the refrigerator. If you haven’t used a dedicated mini refrigerator, be sure to put it in a clean plastic bag. We don’t want a jade roller that smells like peanut butter last night!

If you are a frequent traveler, you can also bring these beauty tools to your trip. Just wrap it with a clean, dry cloth for protection, or put it back in the box attached to the drum.

The Gua Sha and dough roll is made of precious stones (Rose Quartz and jade), so it is fragile, so it must be stored carefully. Store it in the box provided and in a place where it is not often used, so as to avoid the damage accident of your lovely beauty tool and make it useless.

You can store your Gua Sha in the refrigerator or mini beauty refrigerator. When you use it, it will cool the stone and bring a spa like cooling effect to the skin.

When you travel, put your beauty tools in the provided box and take them with you!

Common Problems of Gua Sha Tools

  • Is Gua Sha safe?

Yes, although we don’t recommend making high-intensity body modeling by ourselves, it’s safe to do facial care at home.

  • Does Gua Sha really work?

Like all cosmetic therapies, Gua Sha has a certain degree of suspicion. We mean, why spend a few minutes every day rubbing a stone on your face if it doesn’t actually help? Fortunately, some studies have proved its results. Most of them agreed that continuous use of the tool helped improve microcirculation (some studies showed that microcirculation increased by 400%) and facial blood flow.

  • Does Gua Sha hurt?

If used properly, the Gua Sha Tool should not be injured. After all, you are deciding the pressure you use and the skin you use it on. If your skin becomes irritated or painful, reduce stress or stop using it completely.

  • How does Gua Sha work?

Although you may not need it, most doctors recommend using facial lubricant in advance to smooth the skin. Hold the tool at a 45 degree angle and scrape the skin upward and outward. Start from the center of the face and operate around the face. For maximum effect, try doing it for one to three minutes a day. However, unlike the crystal roller, your Gua Sha Tool should not be cold. A cold can constrict blood vessels, which is the opposite of what you want. Skip the refrigerator.

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