Lately you might have noticed facial rollers are getting attention.
Besides their appealing appearance,
many people don't know much about the benefits and the proper ways to use the these healing oblong .
I've reached out to one of my favorite beauty bloggers Ivana, who is a huge fan of facial rollers so I figured
she would be the perfect person to chat about this topic and tell us more about her love for jade rollers!
What are facial rollers?
Facial rollers aka Jade roller is an ancient Chinese skincare tool made out of 100% Jade stone,
used to massage the face and this way stimulate the skin to start producing
more collagen making it more elastic and plump over time.
It’s a dual ended tool, with a larger stone at one end, and smaller stone on another.
Different products can be used when massaging with a facial roller,
mostly facial oils and serums but even eye creams and lotions.
Where can you purchase one?
I’d advise you to be careful when purchasing your roller online.
There are many low quality Jade rollers out there, so you want to make sure you are buying from legitimate source.
Beware of the really cheap ones you can find on Amazon!
Good quality Jade roller should run you anywhere between $25-$90 dollars,
but I found the sweet spot is around $50 mark.
I suggest either looking onto Etsy, as there are many semi precious stone dealers on there,
or Herbivore Botanicals where I’ve gotten mine from.
How are you supposed to use the roller?
I keep mine in the fridge, as I want that extra cooling sensation on my face.
I use it day & night with my respective skincare, massaging the products into my skin.
Pressing the cold stone onto your face in the morning helps reduce
the puffiness underneath the eye and gets you awake real quick.
When rolling be sure to only massage in the upward-outward motion-never dragging your
skin downward- gravity is already doing that.
I’ve seen so many people make this mistake in the beginning where they roll the roller going downwards.
That is a big NO!
When rolling over your cheek area, start at the chin
moving up & out towards your temples. When rolling underneath
the delicate eye area, start at the apple of your cheek and fish at the lower lash line.
Don’t forget about your neck!
Start at the Adam’s apple moving up and out, and finish at the chin.
The same rule applies when applying your skincare,
as neck deserves as much attention as your face.
Press the stone into your skin hard enough to feel the pressure – this will awaken the facial
muscles and improve lymphatic drainage which will result in a more radiant looking skin.
I roll anywhere between five to fifteen minutes depending on how much time I have in the morning,
or how tired I am at night. It may seem as a lot of work to do before you go to bed,
but I actually find it very relaxing and have already formed a habit.
Start with 2-3 minutes and build up from there.
Which products should you use with the roller?
Daily you can use it with your serums & moisturizers,
but I also use my rollers when masking for that ultimate spa experience.
For the less messy outcome, use them with sheet masks, gently rolling and pressing the mask into the skin.
I love using mine with exfoliating masks! I found they work so much better with a little help from facial rollers.
I would use both in this instance, and would massage both side of my face at the same time.
What are the benefits of using a jade roller?
-diminish appearance of fine lines
-increase blood circulation
-assist lymphatic drainage
We see you are using 2 different types of rollers. What's the difference?
Jade is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a healing semi-precious gemstone
and is considered a sign of power and immortality, which is how it found its way into holistic spas.
Green Jade carries the energy of the Earth and nature, providing a wholesome,
nurturing energy that uplifts and soothes the heart.
It draws the abundance of nature into your life, helping you create physical prosperity and wellbeing.
It is believed to reduce stress, and prolong life.
Rose quartz is the classic stone of love.
It helps dissolve old hurts and open the heart to trust in love and have faith in
the benevolence of the Universe. It has a melting effect on mistrust and suspicion,
and reawakens the heart chakra to abundance of love available to it.
It is a great stone to place in your home or workplace to increase the vibration of harmony and love in the environment.
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