If you've ever wondered how to clean gua sha tools then we have the simple guide below. It can be done in a matter of seconds, so there's no excuse when it comes to keeping your facial gua sha tools clean.
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How To Clean Gua Sha
Soap and Water - That's It. No need to overcomplicate things.
If you want to get into the finer details of cleaning materials, gua sha stone types and more, you can read the full guide below.
Carefully Wash Your Tools
The first step is to clean your gua sha tool with some basic soap and water. Simply, soap up your hands and use cold or lukewarm water to soap up your gua sha to remove excess gua sha oil or products you may have used with it.
Soak It (Optional)
If your gua sha stone is really oily or it's the first time you're using it, you may consider giving it a soak. This will give it a deeper clean and ensure it's free from facial oils, skin or bacteria.
Feel free to add some soap to the warm water and let it sit for 30mins.
Soapy water works wonders.
Another option is to soak it in salt water.
Use a Brush on Its Ridges (If any)
Some Gua Sha tools have ridges, so it can be hard to get into them with just your hands. If your gua sha tool has ridges, consider using a small brush, such as a toothbrush to get into the ridges.
Now you have something to do with that old toothbrush you would throw away.
Consider The Material Its Made From
There are many types of gua sha tools on the market. They include rose quartz gua sha, jade gua sha, metal gua sha and wooden gua sha tools. It's important to take note of the material so that you don't use a soap or chemical that can cause damage to it.
Be extra careful with a wooden gua sha tool.
Isopropyl Alcohol Your Gua Sha Tools
For full sanitisation, you can use an isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) solution of 70% or higher. This is perfect if you're worried about bacteria or if you share your gua sha tool with someone else. Simply use a few drops.
Time to Dry It and Store It
Now that it's nice and clean, you have a few ways to get your gua sha dry.
You can use a clean towel, soft microfiber cloth or a dry cloth from your beauty cabinet or even allow it to air dry. Just don't put it in direct sunlight.
Once dry, you can pack it somewhere clean such as in a clean plastic bag.
Why It's Important to Clean Your Gua Sha Tool
Cleaning all beauty tools is very important not only to ensure safety and cleanliness but also to maintain the integrity of the device.
If we take good care of our beauty products with regular cleaning, they'll last many years to come.
The above cleaning tips can be used for all similar products, such as a jade roller (also known as facial rollers).
We know you love the benefits of your gua sha, such as lymphatic drainage and removal of negative energies, but for traditional Chinese medicine to work wonders, you need to keep your beauty tools clean - Not just your makeup brushes.