5 Reasons to Use a Jade Roller
Skincare is something that I’m incredibly passionate about and I love finding exciting new tools to improve my regimen. While facials have amazing benefits, they aren’t always a realistic expense for those who are looking for budget-friendly options. Personally, my favorite part of facials is the massage. The masks, serums, and extractions are great, but the instant relaxation I feel during the facial massage is what makes me want to go back for more. There’s nothing like it! However, I can’t go to the spa as regularly as I would like, so I went in search of a safe, effective alternative that I can do at home. After lots of research and scouring reviews all over the internet I finally found a solution. Introducing my favorite new skincare tool: the jade roller.
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Jade rollers have a long-standing tradition in China dating back to the 7th century. The stone itself is believed to have healing properties and promote overall well-being, balance chakras, detoxify the body, and encourage harmony and prosperity. Some even claim that when heated, jade conducts far infrared waves (FIR) that relieve pain. Regardless of where you stand on the effects of crystals and gemstones, this brilliant little tool has some amazing benefits that can’t be denied.
After incorporating a jade roller into my skincare routine for the last month, I can confidently say it has helped improve the overall health of my skin. Using it for facial massage has become a treat that I look forward to. It’s relaxing, soothing, and helps rejuvenate my skin every time I use it.
Five benefits to using a jade roller:
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage, which reduces swelling and puffiness.
- Increases blood circulation and improves elasticity.
- Cools and calms skin.
- Brightens complexion
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are a few different ways that I like to use my jade roller. To use it, simply roll upward and outward along your face and neck to gently massage skin and muscle tissue. There are two ends: the larger roller is for major areas like cheeks, forehead and neck, while the small roller is best used on more delicate areas like around the eyes. Here is a great illustration that maps out how to use it properly.
Need a little wake-up call for your face? Try placing your jade roller in the freezer for a few hours (or overnight) then massage your skin in the morning as part of your skincare routine. I’ve found this especially helpful in reducing puffiness around my eyes when I first wake up. This is my #1 favorite way to use my jade roller!
This tool can also be used to help your skin better absorb facial oils and serums. It just makes the benefits of my products even more powerful! Here is my step-by-step process for using it as part of my night routine:
- Cleanse my face with my Nourishing Cream Cleanser.
- Apply Rejuvenating Eye Cream to the outside of my eyes and below my brow bone.
- Apply 3-5 drops of my favorite facial oil to my face and neck.
- Use my jade roller to push the product deeper into my skin.
- Follow with one of my two favorite night creams: Goop Replenishing Night Cream or my Nourishing Night Cream.
I highly recommend that everyone incorporates a jade roller into their skincare routine. I know I have seen many benefits from it! I hope you found this blog post informative and helpful for when you decide to give it a try!