Should You Gua Sha in the Morning or Evening?


In an age of focus on skincare, gua sha continues to stand out as a popular practice. This Chinese regimen uses a special tool to firmly scrape different parts of your face in set directions.

Video tutorials on how to appropriately gua sha, which directions to move the stone on your face, etc., can be found across YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. As more people get hip to gua sha, it’s important to know all your options and discover how to make gua sha work for you.

Realistically, it’s possible to gua sha in the AM, PM, or any time of the day. However, choosing to practice this skincare routine during either the morning or evening comes with certain advantages that are worth understanding.

Doing your gua sha in the morning

On the r/AsianBeauty subreddit, users discussed the merits of facial scrapping in the morning. Some stated that due to gua sha’s ability to promote lymphatic drainage, while also toning, lifting, and de-puffing the skin, they prefer this form of skincare in the mornings.