November 20, 2019 8:00:01 pm
Jade rollers aren’t a new invention, but have been around for a decade now. Surprised, are we? However, it’s only recently that they have garnered much-needed attention with endless beauty bloggers using them and sharing videos on Instagram. However, the rollers have undergone a huge transformation, from incorporating spokes and spikes to turning super smooth and using crystals. The old-school beauty product has stood the test of time.
The mechanism features an oblong stone made of jade, attached to a handle, and looks a lot like a paint roller. There are many versions of this roller that are dual-ended and also feature a smaller stone, ideally for the eyes.
What are the benefits of a jade roller?
If you think jade-rollers could be your one-stop solution for all your skin issues, sorry to disappoint you, but they are not. While they don’t have any proven long-term benefits, there are some subtle advantages.
Promotes detoxification: One of the well-known effects of jade rollers are that they help in lymphatic drainage. This helps move out toxins out of your body.
Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines: The motion and pressure of a jade roller promotes blood flow, thus boosting the production of collagen and increasing elastin in your skin.
Relieves muscle tension: The idea of mini-massage tools is not only cute but honestly relieving. Jade rollers are great for loosening up the tension we hold in the face, especially at the brow and jawline. Applying deep pressure can help with those post-work tension headaches.
Enhances topical skincare: Using a jade roller post applying a rich moisturiser, serums and/or face oils to a cleansed skin helps facial products penetrate deeper.
How should you use a jade roller?
Few strokes across your faceand you will already feel the blood flowing in your face. While we all assume, that rolling one any way will help us garner the benefits but no, there is a right and a wrong way when it comes to using jade rollers. Remember, your face is not a chappati and your jade roller isn’t a roller pin. Focus on the target points of your face like the neck, eyes, forehead and cheeks.
Begin with applying a generous amount of facial oil or an essential oil on your face.
After hydrating your skin to prep, follow her steps for face rolling, below:
- Neck: When using a jade roller, always begin with the neck, this helps open the channel of circulation. Roll downwards twice and upwards twice. Then, do it twice from each of the sides.
- Cheeks: Place the roller bang in the middle of your face. Twice, roll it outwards and then inwards.
- Forehead: For the forehead, begin from your brows and go upwards, twice. Do the same but, this time begin from the hair line.
A little tip, do not use it on bruised and wounded skin. Also, don’t forget to clean your jade rollers after every use to prevent bacteria from spreading on your face, which can lead to breakouts. Wash the roller head with warm water and a gentle cleanser. Allow it to dry completely before storing in order to prevent any metal components from rusting.
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