8 Best Gua Sha Tools for Facial Rejuvenation at Home
If you’ve spent time on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve seen influencers claiming you can miraculously remove all your wrinkles with gua sha. This is empirically not true. The only exception is if you are 16 and don’t have any wrinkles. That said, gua sha massage can do wonderful things like plumping your cheeks, evening out skin tone, helping with dark circles- amen for that- and even making you look reasonably healthy when you have a video call and a cold to boot.
Gua sha has been a traditional practice in Chinese medicine for over a thousand years, and I use it on my patients regularly and on myself every morning as part of my routine. I'm sharing gua sha tools I love to help you figure out the best tools to try. Enjoy!
My top picks for the best gua sha tools for 2024!
Best cold therapy gua sha tool
I like the handle and ease of use, and you can use one side for facial acupressure. Stick it in cold water, and when applied to the skin, it makes your skin a bit cold but very rosy.
Best luxury gua sha tool
Super design, so elegant! Its handle also doubles as an acupressure tool for the face. So classy!
Best precision sculpting gua sha tool
It is a very nice tool with the perfect shape to massage under the cheekbones to release tension bringing fresh color to the face.
Best gua sha for home use
It’s great but a tad bulky. I have two and like them both very much. It is best to use when lying down as it has a bit more heft than other tools, and that added weight can give a nice amount of pressure.
Best gua sha tool for travel
It is a classic shape but in stainless. I like that it’s metal so you can cool it off for increased micro-circulation. Reasonably priced.
Best responsibly sourced gua sha tool
Made from responsibly sourced Mookaite Jasper from Western Australia. Some people say jasper that helps in the movement of energy. I love this brand! And the company professes to be thoughtful about environmental impacts, A +
Best Jade gua sha tool
I am a bit enchanted by this company; how can you not like a skincare company from Japan, where skin care is a way of life? I haven't tried their serum, but I am, of course, curious; as for a gua sha board, lovely!
Best DIY gua sha tool
A gua sha tool can be anything that is very smooth with rounded sides, a.k .a. not sharp. Some people swear by the top of a jam jar. One of my favorite tools is a shell with soft contours I found at the beach years ago.