Facial roller 101 – Restore Your Youth While Rolling Your Stress Away
You’ve probably come across a jade roller while scrolling through Instagram at some point. This beauty tool has been making waves among skincare enthusiasts or pretty much anyone who’s obsessed with achieving that highly coveted glow but they’re nothing new – in fact, they’ve been around since the seventh-century.
Since ancient times, the restorative properties of crystals have been incorporated into beauty rituals all around the world. As you can probably tell by the name, jade rollers are made out of green jade but you can also find rose quartz rollers which are equally popular.
What’s a facial roller?
A facial roller is a handheld beauty tool that’s rolled over the face for a more effective form of facial massage in comparison to using your hands. This device is typically made up of two rolling pieces – one large and one small – and a handle that connects them. The larger piece is used on larger sections of the face and the smaller piece is rolled over smaller areas that are more delicate and harder to reach.
Benefits of using a facial roller
Thinking about getting yourself a jade or rose quartz facial roller? You definitely won’t regret it! Adding a facial roller into your routine comes with a ton of beauty benefits and it’s a plus that they look absolutely stunning on top of your vanity.
Jade rollers have been getting a lot of attention in the spotlight for a while now and rightfully so – I mean, how great is it that you can enhance the natural contours of your face, release trapped toxins, and brighten up your complexion by rolling this tool over your face in your spare time?
That said, their popularity mainly stems from a combination of the appeal of crystals and their natural healing powers and the ease in using this tool to achieve a gorgeous glow from within.
So how does it work? With gentle pressure, rolling this tool over the face helps encourage blood circulation and it stimulates the lymphatic system’s natural detoxification process to release trapped toxins. The most notable beauty perks include reducing puffiness, improving the skin’s elasticity, brightening up your complexion, and tightening up facial muscles to give the face’s natural contours more refinement.
Besides, the whole process feels super relaxing and it’s a great way to give yourself some much-needed stress reduction. And prioritizing self-care is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. It helps you unwind, destress, and recharge so you can be on your A-game. Seriously, what’s not to love about these beautiful mini face massagers?
Benefits of using a facial roller:
- Lifts and tones facial muscles to enhance natural contours
- Tightens pores
- Soothes skin, calms inflammation, and reduces puffiness
- Improves blood circulation and stimulates collagen production
- Releases trapped toxins
- Stones have therapeutic qualities which can improve your overall sense of well-being
What’s the difference between jade and rose quartz rollers?
So how do you choose between a jade and rose quartz facial roller? Both are great options with diverse healing properties that are unique to each stone, so it all comes down to personal preference. But at the end of the day, jade is a softer stone so a rose quartz facial roller has the potential to last longer.
Benefits of a jade facial roller:
- Jade promotes feelings of harmony and balance
- This stone is adaptive and gets warm with skin contact
- Jade isn’t as smooth as rose quartz so it may be more effective for lifting and sculpting
Benefits of a rose quartz facial roller:
- Known as the ‘love stone’
- Rose quartz promotes unconditional love and compassion
- It helps release tension and combat negative emotions
- It stays cool after skin contact
How to use a facial roller?
It’s ideal to use a facial roller on clean skin before applying any of your skincare products. However, you can definitely add a bit of facial oil to the surface of the skin to give it some better rolling action.
How to use a jade roller? Think of it like you’re rolling away all the toxins from your face. Stick to a motion that’s outward and downward to promote drainage. To release trapped toxins, roll the tool up and down, back and forth, and out to the side – away from your nose. For more lifting action, apply a bit more pressure whenever you’re rolling upward.
As needed, you may apply a bit more pressure as you roll but try to keep it gentle for the most part. The idea here is to pull the toxins out by bringing them downwards and then along your jar in the area below your neck, and then pull it down your neck.
Pro tip: About an hour before you use your facial roller, pop it into the fridge so it’s nice and cool during your self-care session. The cool surface has a nice soothing effect on skin and the cold helps restrict blood flow which will aid in the process of filtering out toxins.
How to clean a facial roller?
Since you’re using it on your face, you should wash your jade roller as often as possible to avoid transferring bacteria back to the surface of your skin. Cleaning it after each use will clear away any product buildup or bacteria that may contribute to acne or breakouts.
For the best results, clean your roller with warm water and soap, and then pat it dry with a paper towel. Keep in mind that you should handle it with care because the stones are quite delicate!
Treat yourself to a peaceful self-care session!
No matter how busy you get, don’t forget to pencil in a peaceful self-care session every now and then. It’s something small but rewarding to look forward to at the end of a stressful day (or week) and it helps you recharge so you can keep hustling out there. And let’s be real, treating yourself with an at-home spa kit costs way less than booking a professional treatment.
Creating the best at-home spa sesh is as simple as incorporating more therapeutic elements – like a jade or rose quartz facial roller – into your nighttime routine. Try it out for yourself! Since we can’t stop raving over facial rollers and we want to make it easier for you to practice self-care, we’re including a free rose quartz roller (valued at $27.95) while quantities last with any purchase over $60!