Jade Roller vs Gua Sha technique for a youthful healthy skin

I tried both Jade rollers and Gua Sha after I heard and read that they are really important tools for a healthy youthful skin, though it’s confusing which is better to use, I searched a lot and found people leaning more toward Gua Sha (over jade rolling) because it’s more versatile and achieves the results that they’re looking for.

So choosing between jade rolling and Facial Gua Sha, first you need to learn proper Gua Sha technique then decide.

Jade Roller

A roller to apply pressure to the skin and underlying tissue in order to create movement beneath the surface to stimulate circulation and help lymphatic drainage

Start rolling it over your face, starting by rolling all the way around your neck before up to your face, roll in one direction – up. For best results, jade rolling should be done as often as daily, when you do your skincare routine.


1-Easy to use

It doesn’t take a lot of instruction or practice.

2- Makes skincare products absorbed easily by skin.


Jade rolling is helpful for microcirculation of fluid, or lymph. It can help reduce puffiness

4-Feels good

It’s always good and refreshing to massage your skin specially with stones and can be done anywhere



It’s important to wash skincare tools. Soapy, hot water will do the trick, but It’s not easy to keep a roller clean.


Rollers has several working parts so they it’s able to wear over time. (They can also break when dropped, so be careful!)

Not powerful.

It’s simple and easy to use but, jade rolling is not as powerful when it comes to results as the Gua Sha

Gua Sha

A Chinese Medicine technique. For facial work, the Gua Sha strokes are practiced much more slowly and gently, resulting in more comfort and relaxation.

How it works

Like jade rolling, Gua Sha strokes include applying pressure to skin and tissue to help circulation with a light skin stretch or uplift, when done right, it results in a more noticeable myofascial release. When done gently it relaxes tissue tension and invigorates circulation better than jade rolling.


1-Improves circulation .

Facial Gua Sha helps improve lymph circulation, it also improves the quality of blood circulation and qi circulation

2-Absorption . Gua Sha can be used with your moisturizer (facial oil), and it’s also a very effective way to help products absorbed deeply.

3-Releases and relaxes tension.

Facial Gua Sha is a very effective tool for relaxing tension in the face and neck. Not only does it feel amazing, it softens tension from “poor face posture” (brought on by active facial muscles constantly forming a “worried” or “strained” face). We use Gua Sha to bring back a “relaxed” face, which in turn looks refreshed and more youthful (this is not unlike the intent of Botox).

4- Helps with conturing and defining facial features.

They are curved that when you create pressure and stretch at the same time, which makes it more effective than the jade roller defining facial features like cheekbone and jawline.

5Fine lines and wrinkle

Just like a jade roller can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but a Gua Sha tool designed with multiple shapes and edges can be used in so many more ways, and as a result, will be more effective.

6-Easier to clean. As it’s a stone board you can clean with soap and hot water.


Breakage. Gua Sha tools may break or chip when dropped.

Not easy. You need to learn how to use the gua sha’s proper technique as it is the key to getting the results you’re working for. You need to learn from professionals.

Summing up

Gua Sha is more effective and has many needed results but it should be done right and requires a professional technique if you learned it right then you should go for it, until then it’s more easy to just use the rollers!

Hope you find this helpful, let me know what your thoughts..

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