Have you ever woken up in the morning with your face feeling like an air bag - puffy, lacklustre and tired?
As the beauty world would have it, out of the depths of 7th century China, one massaging tool has resurfaced to reclaim its place as the only tool you'd need to combat anything from eye bags to wrinkles and sagging skin. Here's everything you need to know about jade rollers!
What are jade rollers?
Jade rollers are basically a piece of smooth, rolling crystal attached to a handle for you to easily move it across your face. They're also one of the best face massagers to reduce puffiness.
What effect do they have?
Rolling a jade roller across your face is said to be an act of manual lymphatic drainage. This means that with every stroke, it functions to drain fluid from your face. The benefits? A face that is depuffed, firmer and smoother.
Before and after using jade rollers as illustrated:
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How do I use a jade roller?
As a rule of thumb, ALWAYS roll outwards.
Do they really work?
While there is no proof that jade rollers really work, lymphatic drainage techniques have been proven to truly be efficient to drain fluid from the skin.
We'll take that as a yes, then!
Unfortunately, as actual jade rollers are made from real crystals, they can be quite costly. BUT, it is not impossible to find them at more affordable prices. Here are our top picks and the best places to get them locally!
Facial rollers can be found to be made from different crystals. The jade variety is the most common, and is especially helpful to contour your cheekbones. This is achievable with the stone that is larger and heavier, giving your muscular tissues a firmer roll - ultimately resulting in defined facial features.
Having two sides to your facial roller ensures that hard-to-reach areas such as your undereye isn't left out on any of that massaging goodness. Use the larger stone on your cheeks, forehead, chin and neck, and the smaller stone on your undereye, brow bone and nose.
In terms of jade rollers vs. quartz rollers, the latter is more helpful to gently depuff your face. Especially cooling, this crystal variety is also believed to have healing properties, making it helpful to calm sensitive skin and reduce inflammation too.
If looking young is your biggest concern, amethyst rollers are the best to encourage healthy circulation and to ensure that your face has enough of blood travelling around it. The act of massaging the roller around your face also lifts and firms - keeping sagging skin at bay.
For the best results, use your jade roller twice daily after going through your skincare regime of applying your creams, serums and oils. Massaging your skin encourages better absorption of your products, and popping your roller into the fridge prior to using it will also give you an extra cooling effect.
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