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The difference between a Gua Sha and Facial Roller

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We asked you if you wanted to learn more about facial tools, and the answer was an overwhelming, YES! So, today we are talking about guy sha and facial rollers.

Facial tools have become a popular addition to many people’s skincare routines. They can help to reduce puffiness, promote lymphatic drainage, and even help to contour the face. Two popular facial tools are the gua sha and roller. While they may look similar, they have distinct differences that affect how they work on the skin.


Gua sha is a traditional Chinese facial massage technique that has been used for centuries. It involves using a flat, handheld tool made of jade, rose quartz, or other stone to massage the face and stimulate circulation. Gua sha is typically done using the pictured tool in an upward and outward motion on the face, following the contours of the cheeks, forehead, and jawline.


Facial rollers are typically made of jade, rose quartz, or metal, and feature a cylindrical shape with two round ends. Facial rollers are rolled over the face in an upward and outward motion, similar to gua sha, but the rolling motion allows for a more gentle massage.

Another difference between the two tools is the area of the face they target. Gua sha is especially effective at targeting tension in the jawline and brow area, while facial rollers are better suited for reducing puffiness and promoting lymphatic drainage.

Deciding which one is best for you comes down to personal preference and skin type. Regardless of which tool you choose, it’s important to use it correctly and incorporate it into a consistent skincare routine for best results.



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