A set of two small stones -- this set of porcelain massage stones is a gentle approach for relieving stress and tension. These stones can be used as cooling eye stones to refresh and invigorate tired eyes or puffy eyes, and they double as a symmetrical practice for facial gua sha.
The stones are made from a smooth and non-porous porcelain that is gentle on sensitive skin and provides a soothing massage experience. The set also comes with a carrying pouch for easy storage and transportation to your fridge, or to your travel tote for trips. With these massage stones, you can enjoy a relaxing massage experience and reduce tension in your tiny little face muscles. Le sigh.
Porcelain tool is good for both the face and body, it is slightly more portable if you have a small bag. The size doesn't particularly matter here, but the shape of the tool can be used in various ways.
You can always use a traditional form of Gua Sha tool, by using a typical Chinese porcelain soup spoon. I started by simply using my knuckles and a face oil that I loved already. If you're open to more porous options, there are affordable tools made from "jade" and quartz out there that are quite beautiful. I think my mother used either a plastic or bone comb with no ill effect but she mostly used it as a scalp massage. The only issue you'll want to make sure of is to be safe with attempting to clean such stones as they are naturally porous with risk of holding and growing bacteria that may inflame and transfer back to the skin.
The benefits of a porcelain Gua Sha tool are that the pieces are fired to be vitrified: non-porous. They have a beautiful weight to them that lend themselves to a more natural and unforced pressure application. They are very easy to clean and disinfect and don't have a risk of growing bacteria. Though, of course it should always be cleaned since it is a tool, much like a wash cloth or how a towel is used to dry off.
Relax and enjoy the benefits of a ritual Gua Sha morning and evening mini-retreat!