Gua Sha vs. Roller

Benefits of Roller: 

The Roller was introduced in the Chinese skincare routine to have a cooling, soothing effect on the skin.

  • Easier to use (so more likely to be used regularly and obtain results). 
  • Promotes blood circulation. 
  • Reduces puffiness.
  • Soothes the skin.
  • Improves product absorption. 

    Benefits of Gua Sha:

    Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called qi, in the body that may be responsible for inflammation.

    • Many shapes are available to suit each part of your face and body.
    • Sculpts and contours your skin.  
    • Increases fluid circulation and breaks down tissue knots thanks to the heat created by the friction. 
    • Relieves muscle tension more deeply. 
    • Balances your energy flow (qi or ch'i) throughout your body. 

      Who wins? Both depending on what you need. 

      • Take the Roller if you want something easier to use for de-puffing and better product absorption. 
      • Use your Gua Sha for sculpting, releasing muscle tensions, and a healthy qi
      • (Best Option) Use the Roller in the morning to soothe and de-puff your skin and the Gua Sha in the evening to sculpt and increase fluid drainage. 

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