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I’ve seen a handful of TikTok videos making fun of Gua Sha users' before and after photos. The critics say that influencers exaggerate their double chins in the before photos to fake their results. The nay-sayers claim that the massage tool cannot work.
I wasn't sure before I tried it, but my results amazed me! The gua sha techniques I used DO WORK!
One thing to note is that it doesn’t literally change the shape of your jaw - it just makes it so you can see the more chiseled version of yourself.
Below is the before and after the first time that I used the Gua Sha.
Now let’s get into how you can get similar results! First, you’re going to need a Gau Sha. Some people claim you need to get your gua sha stone from a specialty shop to make sure that it's made from real Rose Quartz or Jade. But that is an expensive route. Because I wasn’t sure if the gua sha buzz is all hype, I got a cheaper version off of Amazon. (This money-saving version works great for me!)
Below are the links to the brand I use and a couple of similar ones with good reviews.
Gau Shaw I Use (and my mom and sister use).
Other options with good reviews
It’s really important to make sure that your face and neck are well oiled when you do this technique or else it could cause some wrinkles to form from the stone pulling on your skin. You can use whatever oil that you would like, but I did a little research and found out that grape-seed oil is a good option to use on your face because it can actually help treat oily or acne-prone skin. I don’t know if it has done anything to help with my acne yet because it’s only been a little over 2 weeks since I started using it. But I do know it hasn’t clogged my pores, so I’m good with that. I just got some refined grapeseed oil from my Walmart.
If you’re not comfortable using grape-seed oil from the grocery store, here’s one from Amazon that you could try out that has really good reviews.
Another option would be The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane. It works well and I’ve never had any issues with it.
Now that you’ve got your tools, let’s get onto the massage part. I highly recommend watching these 2 YouTube videos the first time you use the gua sha because they do such an excellent job explaining the technique. (My detailed step-by-step photos are below the videos.)
I will show where I rub the stone in some photos, but I highly recommend that you watch the videos to get a full grasp of things.
I divide the front and the back of my neck into 6 sections.
When I do my neck, I start at the base of my head and go down. Some videos that I watched said you need to go downwards and some said you need to go upwards. Downwards makes the most sense to me, but you do you.
After my neck, I go from my chin to the edge of my jaw with the flat side.
Then, I go along the edge of my jaw line with the U shaped part.
Next, I go across one half of my lips to my ear.
Then, from my nose to my hairline.
I also take the U shaped side go along my check bone.
Next, I the longer part of the U shaped part and follow my under eye up-to under my temple.
Then, I use the U shaped side again and start in between my eyebrows, follow the shape of my brow, and then, go up to my temple.
Lastly, I divide my forehead into 3 sections, start at my bows, and go up.
For each area, I do about 20 passes. You can do 5-10 if you don’t have quite as much time, but it might take a little longer to see results
Speaking of results, you’re going to need to be diligent in doing this to see any. It might take up to 2 weeks to see a big difference. I did this every night and almost every morning over the last 2-ish weeks.
IMPORTANT: You can’t just altogether stop doing the technique when you get the results you want. It’s like building muscles. If you stopped going to the gym once you got the body looking the way you wanted, it’s probably not going to stay that way for long.
Hopefully, this helped you out and convinced you to try it out if you were on the fence! If you do end up trying this, I would love to hear how it turned out for you!
Emmarie is a YouTube creator, Easy DIY-hacker and a makeup & hairstyle aficionado. Her faith never waivers and she doesn't know the meaning of the word quit.