It seems like jade rollers are really having their “moment” right now as a completely new skincare trend, but the concept actually originated centuries ago in Chinese medicine. And while there’s no current scientific evidence supporting the benefits of these mini handheld face massagers, many people are seeing significant results when regularly incorporating them into their beauty regimen.
Facial rollers are typically made from Green Jade or Rose Quartz crystals, and each crystal has its own set of healing benefits and protective properties. For example, Jade is known as a cleansing stone. It encourages the body’s natural filtration system, and it helps eliminate waste. It also dispels negative thoughts while soothing the mind. Rose Quartz on the other hand, is known as the stone of unconditional love. It is believed to help open the heart, allowing all types of love to enter your life. It also helps stimulate blood circulation, giving the skin more oxygen, and purifying it of toxins. Deciding on which crystal to go with for your facial roller is really all about personal preference. We confidently say that you can’t go wrong with either!
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits from facial rolling, including:
- Reducing inflammation
- Stimulating blood flow and lymphatic drainage
- Helping product permeate the skin
- Reducing under-eye bags
- Tightening pores
- Brightening complexion
- Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
- Relieving tension in the facial muscles
- Clearing breakouts
- Fighting signs of aging
How to use:
Step 1: Cleanse the face. Facial rollers should only be used on clean skin, so before you start rolling, make sure to wash your face! One of the most powerful aspects of these rollers is that it helps whatever is sitting on top of the skin permeate more deeply. The same goes for dirt, grime or old makeup, so make sure your skin is clean prior to use.
Step 2: Apply a serum or moisturizer: Again, one of the benefits of facial rolling, is that it helps the skin better absorb beauty products. This means that they could potentially allow you to use less product than you normally do, for a greater effect. So, apply your favorite moisturizer or serum before rolling.
Step 3: Start rolling. You can start anywhere! The chest, the neck, and the face are all good areas to begin. Gently apply pressure and roll upwards on the skin, and pass over each area 3-4 times. Be sure to roll upward and outward, not downward.
You can follow each of the following steps for facial rolling:
- Start from the nose and roll outwards toward your ear
- Start from the inner corner of your eye and roll outward toward the temple
- Starting from the top corner of the brow, roll across the eyebrow and downward toward the temple
- Start from the forehead, and roll outward toward the hairline
- Finish off by rolling upward between the eyes, toward the top of the forehead.
Switch sides, and repeat.
When returning to the starting point to repeat steps, do not roll backwards. Instead, pick up the roller and place it back to the starting point again.
Step 4: Clean your roller! The final step of the rolling process should always be to clean your roller. Use mild soap and warm water to wash your roller, and gently pat it to dry. Store in a clean, dry place. If you’re rolling specifically to de-puff, you can even store your roller in the refrigerator.
For best results, roll for approximately five minutes a few times a week. You can even roll daily. If you notice a bit of redness during or after your rolling session, don’t worry— it’s a good thing! This means it’s working and circulation is increasing.
So, if you enjoy pampering yourself and want to give your skin a little TLC, grab one of these magical little tools and start rolling!