The pursuit of brighter, firmer skin never felt so good. Jade rolling and gua sha are ancient Chinese facial massage techniques that have been used for thousands of years to promote a healthy, youthful-looking complexion. Both jade rollers and gua sha tools can help increase circulation, encourage lymphatic drainage, and reduce the build-up of toxins that can lead to breakouts. Each tool is effective for diminishing puffiness, while gua sha provides a deeper massage and can help ease muscle tension and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. You can also choose your tool for the day based on its energetic properties. Jade stones promote serenity and purity, whereas the white porcelain (yin) gua sha is said to drain negative energy. Black bian stones (yang) balance energy in the body. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese technique that has been used for thousands of years to promote well-being, increase circulation and remove stagnant toxin build-up. Use it gently on the face as a tool to reduce inflammation, lift, sculpt and tone. Although gua sha pre-dates acupuncture, the stroke pattern used awakens the same meridian lines to activate the body’s natural healing abilities. Use gua sha regularly at home as a part of your natural beauty ritual.