Not exactly what you’d expect from a skin-soothing treatment. If you’re starting any kind of facial massage regimen, whether it’s gua sha or another type of lymphatic drainage, breakouts can occur. It’s like stirring up the muck from the bottom of a pont. The immediate response would be to stop – but don’t. If you, too, start to notice breakouts on your face after trying a few consecutive days of gua sha, focus on downward strokes starting from the jaw line and ending at the year.
Read this: We want to be transparent with you though. While it has been used in Chinese Medicine for years – and even my Physio applied it on my back to remove scar tissues as I suffered from severe back pain, there is yet not a long list of studies to confirm that Gua Sha actually encourage lymphatic drainage and if this is good for your skin. The judgement is still out there. So there isn’t a black or white answer to this, we are afraid.