While jade rollers may seem like the hottest new beauty trend, their benefits are far from social media hype. Beautiful to look at, and perfect for a like able Instagram post, jade rolling is a centuries old beauty treatment with proven benefits from inflammation reduction to toning and firming.
Jade rollers look almost like miniature paint rollers, with an oblong piece of jade connected where the sponge would be. Though rollers are made from other types of gemstones such as rose quartz, jade is the most common.
Some rollers have jade gemstones of varying sizes placed at either end of the handle to target different areas of the face. The larger end is well suited for use on the forehead, jaw line, cheeks and neck; the smaller stone, for use under the eyes or around the lips.
One of the greatest benefits of jade rolling is the reduction of inflammation and puffiness. Whether from fatigue, stress, dehydration, or a host of other causes, skin is often inflamed and puffy around the eyes, jaw line, and cheekbones.
Jade rolling helps fight back against inflammation by stimulating the lymphatic system, and thereby increasing drainage for a smoother, less puffy appearance. Jade rolling also boosts circulation, leaving your skin invigorated and refreshed.
Other Benefits of Jade Rolling
Jade rolling other benefits as well.
Better circulation can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote skin cell turnover, stimulate collagen production, and improve skin elasticity.
Using a roller as part of your regular skincare routine encourage deeper penetration of your favorite serum, oil, and skin cream.If you experience jaw or brow tension, a daily jade roller massage can reduce the tightness in your muscles to relieve your tension and help prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Jade Rolling Tips
When using your jade roller on your forehead, start at your hairline and roll down, focusing on fine lines and the eyebrow furrow area. For your eye area, use a smaller roller, or the small side of a dual edged roller, and roll from the inner corner to the ear. Next, roll your nose, lips and chin from the center out.
Use a larger roller for your jaw line, neck and décolleté. Start at your chin, and sweep the roller up towards your cheekbones, then down your neck and décolleté towards your collarbone. Finish by rolling down the sides of your neck.