Jade Roller

  • $ 15.99


1) Jade Rollers are detoxifying

How are they detoxifying?

The act of rolling and massaging the skin with the rollers increases circulation and helps the lymphatic system to carry away toxins. With increased blood and lymph flow, you can count on a renewal of cells  and moving the toxins away more quickly.

Increasing blood flow effectively brings more oxygen to the surface which can help improve skin tone, reduce and prevent wrinkles.

Detoxifying the skin will lead to more brightness, clarity, and glow in your complexion.

 

2) Increases Chi (Good Energy)

With the flow of fresh blood, chi is also brought to the face. Chi is life force energy and prevents stagnation (which makes the complexion sallow).

In addition to increased Chi, jade rollers are cooling in the summer and can be made to be warming in the winter (by removing the stones and placing in warm water). This helps us to remain balanced when seasonal extremes are present.

 

3) Anti-Aging Properties

All this detoxing and increase of Chi leads to what we call “anti-aging”. Really, what that means is keeping the skin in the healthiest state possible. It is seen as less puffiness, decrease in lines, tightening of the skin, and better muscle tone through the massage action.

The natural anti-inflammatory property of the jade roller will also help to reduce redness, sensitive skin, and other signs of skin irritation.


Cleanse + Treat

You should only be using your jade roller on clean skin. Like I said earlier, the massaging motion will help any product on your skin sink in deeper and the same is true for old makeup and dirt. So before you even think about picking up the jade roller, wash your face.

If you’re going to roll in the morning to decrease any I-barely-slept-last-night puffiness, consider popping your jade roller in the fridge overnight. The cool jade will lower swelling by shrinking blood vessels. It also just feels really amazing on tired skin.

Rolling at night? Go through your standard cleansing routine to remove all traces of the day and apply any serums and/or oils you like before bed. After giving them a minute to sink in, roll your heart out. The jade roller will help skin drink them up before they have time to evaporate or rub off on your pillow.

Get Rolling

Now comes the fun part. There’s no right or wrong area of the face to start, but do make sure you’re rolling from the center, out. I also like to visually split my face in half using my nose as the divider and work on one side at a time to make sure I’m not missing anything.

Start at your chest and using gently pressure, perform outward and upward strokes with the jade roller along your skin. Pass over the same patch of skin three to four times, always moving to the outer edge of your face. When you need to return the roller to the starting point, pick it up and place it back at the start (don’t roll backwards).

From your chest, move up: neck, chin/jawline, cheeks (roll from your nose out toward your ear), undereye and eyelid (use the small end of the roller here and very gently move from the inner corner of your eye out to the temple), eyebrow (switch back to the larger side and roll out and down, following the contour of your brow bone), forehead (start in the middle and roll out).

Switch Sides

Now do the exact same thing on the other side.

Finish with a soothing upward roll from between your eyebrows, up to the hairline.

The whole process should take two to four minutes, depending on how many passes you’re doing and how many areas of the face you’re hitting. As you’re working the jade roller, you’ll see your skin start to flush — this is a good thing! It means circulation is increasing.

Clean That Roller

If you want to apply additional serum or moisturizer, go for it. If not, your final step should always always ALWAYS be cleaning the jade roller thoroughly with warm, soapy water. This thing is touching your face every single day: keep it clean.