Gua Sha is the new rage in beauty. Everyone wants to lock in their youth by using the gua sha tool every night! And why not, the relaxing practise of using a gua sha or jade roller to massage your face increase blood circulation and drain toxins, thus making your skin glow.
However, choosing a gua sha can be confusing. They come in different stones and different colours. They also come in different shapes. The options are plenty...and one can get overwhelmed choosing the right stone. The most common stones used for the gua sha are jade and rose quartz and today we will discuss a little more about these.
Typically, the rose quartz gua sha is more expensive than the jade one. This is because rose quartz is a much harder stone as compared to jade. The hardness makes the carving process much more difficult when rose quartz is used and hence, the skill level required to use manufacture a rose quartz gua sha is much higher. Also, as rose quartz is harder, it often breaks in the manufacturing process when the edges are being cut as arches. This makes manufacturing of a rose quartz gus sha much more expensive than that of a jade gua sha.
By virtue of being a harder stone, a rose quartz gua sha is sturdier than a jade gua sha. Drop both the stone from the same height. Chances are that the rose quartz gua sha will survive the drop, but the jade one will not. This makes the rose quartz gua sha a longer lasting tool as compared to the jade one.
Lastly, the rose quartz gua sha maintains its temperature for a longer time. If you cool it in the refrigerator and then massage your face to get the relaxing spa like feeling, it will stay cold for a longer time. The jade gua sha absorbs body heat much more easily and warms up, diminishing the beneficial qualities of using a cold gua sha.
So, between the two, which one should you buy? Obviously, the rose quartz gua sha!