This ancient Chinese beauty trend is ALL over Instagram right now - and people say it gives them the best skin of their life

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29 Oct 2018

If you haven't jumped aboard the crystal bandwagon yet, have you been - excuse the pun - living under a rock? Celebrities swear by their powers, there's a plethora of skincare infused with the rocks and they're said to have incredibly healing powers.

The latest and greatest trend in the world of crystal beauty is gua sha, which is taking over our Instagram feeds.

Used for thousands of years by the elite women of ancient Chinese dynasties, gua sha is a tool made from crystal (usually rose quartz or jade). The tool hugs the curves of your face and neck to increase blood circulation, refining and smoothing your skin, as well as stimulating a variety of acupressure points.

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Beauty e-tailers like Cult Beauty have long been championing the tool and one of their best-selling versions is the Jade Gua Sha by White Lotus, which, sadly, is so popular that it's currently out of stock (see, we told you it's a thing!).

The £28.99 tool is designed to stimulate your skin cells, transforming your complexion. "Traditionally used to reduce signs of ageing, the gentle stroking action of this trusted tool increases blood circulation to refine, tone and smooth skin," says the e-tailer.

"Maintaining a cool temperature, it refreshes skin and helps to close pores for a more even appearance. As well as this, it can reduce sagging, blotches and bags and lines around the eyes, quickly revitalising skin."

And skincare experts are also using the tool in their beauty treatments. utilises the tool to help release locked in tension from stressed facial muscles. The tool is used at the end of the facial to increase circulation, healing and an energised complexion, while enhancing the lymph flow (goodbye, puffy skin!).

Want to incorporate the tool into your beauty regime but have no idea where to begin? This handy tutorial will help..

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