Beauty Trend: The Jade Roller

You have probably seen the jade roller on social media during the last year as its a big beauty trend at the moment. However, it’s not something new. Rumor has it that the rollers are said to have been invented during the Qing Dynasty in ancient China.

In Chinese culture, jade has held a special place for centuries. There are jade rollers in museums dating back centuries, and if you visit museums in China, I promise that you will see them. At that point, this beauty tool had me intrigued – but I never tried it out until now. Empresses used this tool to even out fine lines, wrinkles, and de-puffing the skin. The face roller is made of jade that symbolizes purity, health, and spirituality. It is said that hade has healing properties that will cleanse toxins, heal stressed organs, while also lowering premature, aging skin cells.

Why the hype?

The popularity might be because they look good on social media. It is a well-known fact that when influencers share a product on their social media channels, followers will join the club. Then, there’s the fact that the device is used for facial massage. We will get back to what it is suitable for below, but as skin care and healthy skin are trending, it does make sense to incorporate tools made of gemstones. Another reason why is due to the idea that we are all buying into crystal-infused beauty. The tool does not only grant us time out for a ritualistic facial, but it can also benefit our skin in multiple ways, too. It’s an old school anti-aging tool that works.

The benefits;

The main advantage of a self-massage with the use of a jade roller is the fact that it can start the lymphatic system’s natural detoxification process, and brighten the skin by boosting the circulation and blood flow, granting a visible glow. It does a great job when it comes to evening out your skin tone, for cooling and calming the skin. As it has a cold and smooth surface, it applies light amounts of pressure to the tissue. Hence; it can provide a more effective massage than your hands alone while being mild and secure. Most of us exercise to tone our bodies, in this case, the jade roller can tone your face while promoting cell turnover for a brighter, luminous look. It is a well-known fact that just a few minutes of massage comes with exceptional anti-aging properties. As we overuse the muscles in our face, the roller can break through the blockage. They are also great for reducing under-eye swelling, puffiness, dark circles, while they also help products absorb better into your skin.

Another thing, its relaxing properties could lengthily help breakouts. The massaging motion of the roller can, on some level, stimulate certain hormones and have a relaxing effect on one’s stress levels and well-being, which can, in return, affect acne. Remember to not use too much tension, as it could rupture pimples. Also, remember to keep it clean before and after every single use, as you dont want to massage your face with germs, dust and so on.

Techniques and how to;

There are different ways to use the roller. Some recommend that it is best to use the roll on clean skin before the use of skincare products. However, they can be used in different ways. The best way to use it is by working the roller back and forth, up and down, and out to the side, others recommend that you should roll it moving outwards and upwards along your face, the finishing point should be at the hairline. The fact is that for getting the most out of it for an uplifting massage, one should work around the facial contours. Add some pressure when you are making the upwards motion since it lifts the muscles, and dont forget the neck. The roller can also be used over a sheet mask to help the product penetrate through the dermis. Another tip is to roll it over after the mask is taken off, to make sure that the essences are worked onto the dermis. So, don’t always trust single individuals recommendations, do some research. The tool can be used in multiple ways, as long as it works for you. To say it most naturally, start at the center of your face. Go over the same area multiple times before moving on to the next.

Where to get them;

The rollers are typically made with one or two jade stone heads. Jade is usually green, but it is also available in pink. They are sold on eBay, Amazon, Sephora, and so on. In Norway, they have them at Kicks, Normal and Loco as well.
In my case, I did not manage to find a pink roller while shopping for it here in Oslo, so I ended up with a pink one. However, I will try to get my hand on a roller with better quality, and hopefully pink. I do also think that there are differences when it comes to quality and price range, so you should go for a good quality jade roller. Lastly, a pro tip is to pop it in the fridge a few minutes before rolling for an extra cooling effect.

Five benefits of using the roller;

Reduce under-eye bags
The smaller side of the jade roll is perfect to use for the area under our eyes. The cold stones will work on swollen areas, so you can look fresher and more woke.

Reduce puffiness
One of the immediate effects of the jade roller is the fact that it removes puffiness. By using the roller to massage the face, it will banish excess fluids and slag materials. Thus, your face becomes less swollen.

Increase blood circulation;
Increased blood circulation, along with other things, provide a beautiful glow and smoother skin tone.

Increase the effect of skin care products
The jade roll will help the skin to absorb the ingredients in the product better.

Reduce stress
Stress can settle in the whole body – even in the face. When the facial muscles are tense, it can contribute to fatigue lines. By using the roller to massage your face, you will get rid of the tension.

I recently implemented this into my skincare routine, so I haven’t made up my mind about it yet. For now, I can state that I should get my hands on a better quality one before I make up my mind. Otherwise, it has turned into a somewhat relaxing ritual. Have you tested the jade roller? What is your opinion?

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