FAQ: Black Obsidian Hot Stone Gua Sha

What's the difference between the Facial Roller and Gua Sha?
Both the Facial Roller and Gua Sha can be used to massage, de-stress and de-puff the face while speeding up product absorption, however the Gua Sha can also be used to "scrape" across lymphatic points under the chin, along the neck and shoulders. A Gua Sha can also be used on the body, whereas Facial Rollers were traditionally made for the face and neck only. Facial Rollers are traditionally used cold, while Gua Shas are warmed up for massage.

Will the heat from the Gua Sha trigger redness in my skin?
Everyone has different heat preferences, however we recommend not over heating the Gua Sha above 110F for safety reasons and also to minimize the risk of irritation. If used together with the Hot Stone Facial Sheet mask, it is unlikely to cause any redness that won't subside naturally after the session. Please do not exert too much strength onto skin; the massage should be comfortable and gentle.

How often should I use this Gua Sha?
Gua Shas can be used every day, however we recommend using it with the Hot Stone Facial Sheet for a pampering home-spa session 2-3 times a week for quickly visible skincare results.

Is this product safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Can I use a microwave to warm up the Gua Sha?
NEVER use a microwave to warm up the Gua Sha. Our Gua Sha is made from natural black obsidian stone and its natural heat retention properties mean that it will heat up extremely fast. It is likely to become too hot for use even if you put it in a microwave for just a few seconds. Please use water around 110F to start, and avoid using boiling water for safety reasons.

Any Gua Sha Tips and Tricks?
Try the Gua Sha on your hands! Hand Reflexology with Gua Sha is fast, great way to relax at home and can be done easily on your own (just alternate both hands).

SAFETY: If you accidentally break your Gua Sha, please dispose of the shards immediately in a safe manner. Obsidian is a very sharp natural material and is best kept away from children and pets.

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