“Guasha has been around for centuries, and in the East is seen as folk and family medicine—something that is passed down from generation to generation. And the reason it's been around for so long, and it's still around, is because it works,” says skin care expert Debbie Kung, DAOM, LAc. In this episode of Clean Beauty School, mindbodygreen’s beauty director Alexandra Engler and Kung discuss guasha. The practice may be focused on the face in the West, but in the East it has been used on the body for centuries to help improve immunity, stress, and so much more. Listen in to hear Kung explain the history, how to create your own routine, and her must try products.
-Studies about guasha, microcirculation & the skin.
-Learn about the lymphatic system.
-Making synthetic sebum.
-Studies on body guasha and the inflammatory & immune response & musculoskeletal pain.
-A case study on using guasha to help Hepatitis B.
-See our favorite guasha stones.
-Kung’s beauty recommendations: Essentialist Inc. Gua Sha Tools, Essentialist Inc. Daily Renewal Facial Oil, The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil.
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