Gua Sha continues to take the skincare world by storm — and for a good reason. Not only does Gua Sha help lift and tone the face, but it also aids in lymphatic drainage and improves blood circulation. Originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), facial Gua Sha benefits can unleash the full potential of your skin’s natural transformative abilities.
Gua Sha is one the oldest kinds of traditional Chinese medicine for energy flow and blood circulation. It is hard to believe that something as simple as a relaxing facial Gua Sha massage can deliver distinctly tighter, healthier-looking skin.
However, not all Gua Sha facial lifting tools are equal, nor are they all equally effective. One of our favourite Gua Sha face massage tools is the BEEJ from Microcurrent Love. It is the first-of-its-kind conductive Kansa Gua Sha facial lifting tool ever. BEEJ is made of high-quality Kansa — an ancient healing metal in Ayurveda composed of copper and tin in a very precise ratio. With a patina and finish unique to each piece, it is hand-crafted by a master artisan in India, providing the highest degree of pure Kansa quality, performance and conductivity.
BEEJ can easily be added to your skincare routine, either as a stand-alone beauty tool or combined with microcurrent. It is the first-ever Gua Sha Kansa tool crafted and designed to supercharge your microcurrent experience. It can be used with your at-home microcurrent devices, which will channel microcurrent to firm, lift, and tone the muscles in the face.
What is facial Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a traditional East Asian and Chinese massage technique in which a flat, smooth-edged tool with is scraped (body) or glided (face) over the skin. It is designed to release fascial and muscular tension, stimulate blood circulation and remove stagnant lymph build-up.
Body Gua Sha utilises much more intense pressure and faster movements, whilst facial Gua Sha uses feather light to medium pressure in slow strokes and one-way movements.
Facial Gua Sha benefits
Facial Gua Sha is designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, stimulate blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to eliminate bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles that can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation. In other words, Gua Sha is beneficial for you — and might have some benefits in addition to your appearance.
This simple self-massage technique stimulates the dermis to support collagen and elastin production and releases tension to relax facial muscles, addressing a wide variety of skin problems effectively. You may notice reduced fine lines and puffiness while achieving a more healthy-looking complexion. With consistency, you may see the reduction of ageing signs, such as lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
How to choose the material and shape for best Gua Sha tools
When it comes to choosing the right Gua Sha tool, the sheer array of shapes, sizes and materials can be daunting. For optimal results, it is important to make a worthwhile investment in the right kind of tool. It is crucial to consider its shape, material and smoothness as these factors are key.
If you are looking for a beginner’s option, we recommend one that is heart-shaped. Its curved edges easily glide over the contours of the face and neck, and it is easy to hold. It is best used for Gua Sha facials. It helps lift and sculpt cheekbones, relax forehead and brow bone muscles, depuff the eye area, and tighten the jawline. The indent of the heart hugs the bones and contours of the face, while the pointed end of the heart serves as a place to grip.
Typically, Gua Sha tools are made of different materials, from crystal or stone to bone, ivory, porcelain, and metals. The chosen material determines the durability, porousness, strength, resonance and conductivity.
However, one of our favourite Gua Sha tools for a firm, toned and glowing skin is made of Kansa, an alloy (mixture) of copper and tin. According to Ayurveda — the ancient Indian medical system for health and longevity that is more than 5000 years old — Kansa is the “healing metal”. Kansa aid in calming the nervous system, removing toxins, improving skin elasticity, alleviating muscle tension, boosting blood circulation, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, mobilising fascia, stimulating the lymphatic system and maintaining the pH of the skin.
Handmade with precision and care, the BEEJ face Kansa Gua Sha features a smooth, polished surface that glides effortlessly over the most sensitive skin above. For elevated results, it can be used together with your microcurrent device.
BEEJ – a handcrafted Kansa Gua Sha face tool that can supercharge your skin
A first of its kind, the conductive BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha is a handmade facial tool. Kansa not only works on the skin’s surface but also works at a deeper level for our internal health. It helps drain lymphatic fluid, stimulates blood circulation, and improves skin elasticity for a sculpted and brighter face.
It improves skin texture by working on the skin’s underlying connective tissues. Also, it helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness through lymphatic drainage while increasing blood circulation and stimulating oxygenation deep in the layers of the skin. This helps release trapped toxins and stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in healthier and more luminous skin. Thanks to the healing properties of Kansa, according to Ayurveda, the BEEJ Gua Sha facial tool also draws out pita (fire) and heat, acidity, blockages, impurities, and toxins from the skin and the body. A facial massage with the Kansa Gua Sha face tool improves microcirculation, promoting oxygen-rich blood flow to the skin and giving it a luminous glow.
BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha is a fine example of artistic heritage and exquisite craftsmanship. Conceived by the founder of Microcurrent Love, each piece is handcrafted In India by an expert artisan with generational knowledge in the fine art of Kansa metal-making.
The magic of metals with BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha tool
The BEEJ Gua Sha tool owes its skin-healing properties to its composition of copper and tin, which are heated together at extremely high temperatures. The purity and combination of the metals naturally provide all kinds of healing and soothing properties. It does not contain any nickel or lead.
Kansa, also known as a healing metal, is power-packed with alkaline properties that naturally balance the skin’s pH levels. The Kansa metal addresses different skin issues like premature ageing, fine lines, wrinkles, inflammation, and acne. With regular use, it removes built-up toxins in the lymph nodes and gives soft, supple skin.
Also, since Kansa is a highly conductive metal, it is said in Ayurveda that it can balance your chakras (energy centres) and stimulate the marma points (also known as energy points) on your face. When the Kansa Gua Sha rolls over these points, it helps release stagnant energy, improve circulation and boost overall health.
Get serious skin results with BEEJ
Kansa Gua Sha facial tools, like the BEEJ, get the upper hand because of its high-performing material composition and deeper-level action. So, if you want to firm your jaw or wish to remodel the face, the BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha helps you to do that by refining and lifting the skin, activating higher collagen production and underlying musculature because of all the stimulation it gives as you can really work with the tool at much, much deeper level than a kansa wand (as it is round) or Gua Sha stone face tools.
However, in addition to its cosmetic purposes, the Kansa Gua Sha tool provides numerous benefits for your skin and overall health. Some of these additional Kansa benefits are:
- Works deep into the muscles and fascia of the face to release tension and activate marma points (acupressure points) to release energy that has become stuck or stagnant.
- Moves underneath the contours of the face and around areas where you hold the most tension, like the browline, the jawline etc.
- Detoxifies the body, promoting lymphatic drainage and circulation
- Draws out toxins, relieves puffiness, congestion, edema, and water retention
- As an alkalising metal, it helps to rebalance the skin’s natural pH levels. When the pH of our skin becomes unbalanced – either too acidic or too alkaline – it can lead to issues like acne, oiliness, and premature ageing.
- Reduces puffiness, fine lines and redness by moving extra Pitta, heat and acidity out of the body.
- Restores the body’s natural healing mechanisms
How to use the Beej Kansa Gua Sha face tool
The curved shape of the BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha facial tools is custom designed to fit into the grooves of the various facial features and contours.
To stimulate the lymph glands and eliminate toxins, start by working on your neck from the back to the front and down the sides. Then, to stimulate, lift and tone the face, apply deep, slow, and firm yet gentle sweeping strokes starting from the centre of the face and working your way outward. You may want to pay extra attention to the forehead, eye contours, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jawline.
Always pair Gua Sha with your favourite facial oil, allowing the massage tool to glide effortlessly across the face. There should be no pulling or dragging of the skin.
Thanks to its easy-to-use application, the BEEJ is a simple yet powerful tool to incorporate into your daily self-care routine. Like any skincare regime, consistency and regularity are key. Just a few minutes of Gua Sha action every day can have a significant improvement on the skin’s tone, tautness and clarity.
Over time you will notice that fine lines and wrinkles are less prominent and that your face’s contours have more definition. Furthermore, the Kansa Gua Sha massage will help remove toxins from your system, thus encouraging faster healing of the skin.
Elevate your Gua Sha results together with your microcurrent device
The one and only conductive Kansa Gua Sha tool, the BEEJ from Microcurrent Love can be used with your existing microcurrent device. The unique Kansa tool fuels a highly effective facial massage tool with the technology of microcurrent.
Microcurrent uses pulses of low voltage microcurrents, which are then picked up by your Kansa Gua Sha tool and passed through to the skin. It works on a cellular level to improve the health of every cell. Also, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin whilst also working to realign and strengthen the skin’s underlying muscles for a tighter, more toned facial appearance.
You can use the BEEJ Kansa Gua Sha massage tool with any microcurrent device that allows you to use conductive gloves or/and conductive pads. It works with leading at-home microcurrent devices such as NeurotriS/PICO Toner and Myolift.
All in all, whether you use the BEEJ as a stand-alone massage tool or together with your microcurrent device, this facial treatment will unify your body, mind and spirit — it is a true therapeutic beauty ritual.
Our only wish is that Microcurrent Love would introduce a more advanced Kansa Gua Sha facial lifting tool with multiple plus serrated edges for those who feel ready for more complex techniques and extra facial sculpting efficiencies.