Updated: May 26
I'm sure you've seen celebrities and Instagram influencers posting about jade rollers. So maybe you're wondering... what are they, what do they do and do they work? The answer is yes, they really do! Now let's get into what they are, how to use them, the benefits jade rolling and tried-and-true tips and tricks to try out!
What's a Jade Roller?
Jade rollers are like little handheld paint rollers for your face! They have two sizes of rollers on either end to target different parts of the face. These tools date back to ancient 17th century Chinese beauty rituals, when jade was first known to have spiritual healing properties. Jade is celebrated in its ability to ward off negative energy, balance your chi and bring overall positive vibes. These Instagram-worthy tools massage the face, relax the skin and work great with nightly serums and creams to boost absorption and results.
What Do Jade Rollers Do?
Alright, alright so you know what they are... but what do that actually do to your skin? There are heaps of benefits to using jade rollers, but renowned dermatologists and beauty experts all agree that the main benefit is how they stimulate facial and neck lymphatic drainage. In laymen terms, that just means they gently stimulate get the blood flowing in your skin to remove waste and toxins from bodily tissues. Jade rollers also aid in contouring facial muscles, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, brightening skin’s complexion, and decreasing puffiness and under-eye circles. It is good for all skin types including rosacea skin.
So to sum it up, jade rollers are miracle workers that:
◇ Increase circulation
◇ Eliminate toxins
◇ Energize the skin
◇ Brighten complexion
◇ Decrease puffiness and dark circles
And when used with certain serums and creams, it boosts the super rolling effectiveness. Seems like a win-win!
How Do I Use My Jade Roller?
Look up! Check out four simple steps to guide you through jade rolling! The one thing to remember is — always roll up and out, never down.
There are a few different ways to use your jade roller, so here are a couple tips on what we've found to be the most effective:
1. Use your roller to apply a serum all over the face and neck. This helps the product penetrate as deep as possible, while also boosting blood and lymphatic circulation.
2. Simply roll away on a clean face. This will both relax and soothe your skin.
Jade Roller: Tips & Tricks
One of our favorite nightly treats is to use a chilled jade roller! Place your roller in the refrigerator earlier in the day, and put out before bed. This is SOOOO relaxing for a pre-dream night's sleep.
Make sure you give your skin a good wash before using. The roller could push unwanted dirt and grease further into your skin cells and pores, potentially clogging up pores and causing breakouts.
Don't roll too fast. You want to make sure it's being as effective as possible, so don't rush the relaxing process!
Try using it with a hydrating serum or cream to really get the full effect.