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As a woman reaching a certain age, you might notice that your skin is no longer “collaborating” with you in the way that it should. It starts sagging, making your face look droopy and your body look aged. Loose skin can also happen if you lose weight quite fast and your skin did not have too much time to adjust.
A useful method that has become quite popular nowadays is Gua Sha – a technique able to activate your body by scraping the skin. This technique is so well-known for a variety of reasons – bot how does it work against loose skin? Can it be helpful in tightening it? Well, we’re about to find out.
Gua Sha is a practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture. “Gua” means to scrape and “sha” signifies sand – and with this technique, you are practically using a rose quartz stone or a flat jade roller to scrape the skin, relaxing the stiff muscles and promoting better drainage of the tissue.
The technique might not exactly look pretty, as the pressure application might lead to bruising and redness. However, since it has the ability to promote a better blood blow, it has shown to improve your skin condition quite a bit – no matter if you are using it on your face of your entire body.
The skin usually loses its elasticity due to a variety of reasons, particularly after a certain age. Granted, this might happen due to dehydration as well – but at some point, our body no longer has the ability to produce collagen properly. That being said, since Guasha has shown that it can stimulate collagen, it is a great choice if you are looking to improve your skin elasticity.
Gua Sha also helps improve blood circulation and helps with lymphatic drainage – meaning that the technique is perfect for firming and toning your skin. Even if you have reached a stage later in your life, Gua Sha can help you break up the fascia – a connective tissue that hugs the muscle but can also interfere with the blood circulation.
Moreover, as the technique can release tension and stimulate blood flow and collagen production, you can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can detox your skin and brighten it – making you seem several years younger (of course, with regular treatment).
In the end, this type of massage where you scrape your skin should help you improve your skin condition, transforming you in a timeless beauty. Bear in mind that it works best if combined with other factors as well (healthy diet, exercise, drinking enough water, etc.). If you are determined enough, it can certainly help tighten your skin.