Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Gua Sha, $18 at Herbivore Botanicals

Unless you’ve been literally living under a rock, you already know about the benefits of face rollers. But there’s a new technique in town and it’s called gua sha. But it isn’t exactly new. In fact, gua sha predates acupuncture.

So what exactly is it?

Don’t be alarmed by the fact that gua sha translates to “scraping.” It really isn’t as harsh as it sounds. 

“Traditionally speaking, gua sha is a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine that involves ‘scraping’ the skin with thin tools to increase circulation and decrease stagnation in the body to boost health and healing,” explains Herbivore Botanicals Creative Content Specialist Wren McMurdo Brignac.

All that scraping creates microtrauma to induce healing. “In skin care, gua sha facial tools are inspired by this technique because they…

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