Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
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Gua sha: benefits, techniques, skin prep, what to avoid and why the ancient TCM practice is now a viral facial skincare trend on TikTok

  • Originating from traditional Chinese medicine, gua sha is surging in popularity as users see results such as decreased puffiness and newly chiselled features
  • We talk to two skincare experts who explain what it does and give tips for beginners

Topic |   Beauty
Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
Initially practised on the body, gua sha has become a facial skincare technique that can also help with conditions such as jaw pain, headaches, seasonal allergies and sinus congestion, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
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