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Self Care Rituals - Gua Sha

Let's talk about one of our favorite time-tested beauty rituals here at MerMarché - Gua Sha. As one of the oldest forms of traditional Chinese medicine, Gua Sha (pronounced "gwah-sha") is known for promoting energy flow and blood circulation. Overall, resulting in a refreshed, toned and healthy complexion.

Gua Sha is a gentle scraping technique used on areas of the body where stagnation and inflammation are present. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) emphasizes the importance of energy flow in th body for optimal health because when energy is stagnant, health problems are more likely to occur.

The many benefits of Gua Sha include: increased blood circulation, improved fine lines and wrinkles, promotes lymphatic drainage, and relieves tension from muscles. Gua sha is also known for rebalancing skin tone and improving texture.

While crafting our MerMarché Gua Sha stone, we chose Grey Agate -- known for its grounding and soothing properties. The stone is designed with acupressure points for releasing tension, soft teeth for a more effective release of stagnation, and a variety of curves and edges to form easily around every area of the face.


1. Cleanse face and neck

2. Spritz tone mist

3. Apply Glow Oil to face and neck

4. Use the Gua Sha tool at about 15-45 degrees to the skin and apply light to medium pressure. The speed is slow and mindful. 

5. Repeat each movement five times

6. Wash the tool with warm water and gently face cleanser after each use


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