Did you know “gua sha” means “scraping the pain away” in English? This ancient and natural Chinese technique involves scraping the person’s skin with a smooth-edged massage tool through short and long strokes to improve blood circulation. It’s a healing technique that offers a unique approach to better health, addressing stagnant energy in the body called, “chi,” that causes chronic pain.
More than that, gua sha has become an at-home skincare technique to help keep one’s skin fresh, youthful, and blooming, thus many celebrities have decided to adopt this Chinese technique.
Here are some of the top celebrities that use gua sha:
1. Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) seeks the help of Georgia Louise, an aesthetician and La Mer global skincare advisor, to get her skin ready, and part of her skincare routine is using gua sha. After the application of La Mer The Renewal Oil, her aesthetician uses a gua sha tool to help brighten and detox the actress’ skin.
2. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston (FRIENDS) also gets advice from aesthetician Georgia Louise. Louise shared that the actress uses the facial stone for her treatments to reduce facial puffiness and ease wrinkles, which has proven effective over time.
Zendaya (The Greatest Showman) revealed that she uses the gua sha method via Snapchat. She posted a video of her using a jade roller, remarking how she was enjoying every second of it.
4. Miranda Kerr
Top model Miranda Kerr personally uses gua sha as part of her skincare and makeup routine. She also recently launched an organic beauty line called, KORA Organics. And she’s such a fan of gua sha that she included a gua sha Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor in the collection.
5. Meghan Markle
London-based facialist Nichola Joss, who Meghan Markle has attributed for her “sculpted” cheekbones and jawline, shared that jade rollers are his secret. He reportedly used gua sha on Markle in preparation of no less than her royal wedding! Pro tip: Joss recommends sticking the jade roller in the freezer for an hour before rolling it.
6. The Kardashians and Jenners
Kendall Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are also known to have done gua sha. Kendall admitted that she uses a jade roller to help her decompress on busy days, while Kim is a long-time user of the product. Eventually, Khloe also got on board and started using a tourmaline face roller, which she claims has led to her facial transformation.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Last but not least, Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man) is also said to be a fan of gua sha and a long-time user of jade rollers.
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