I try not to get too wrapped up in beauty fads and trends, but I can’t deny that I fell for the jade roller! And, I’m completely stoked that I took the plunge on the roller, and extra excited to share with y’all my top 3 benefits of the jade roller and why I love it.
The jade facial roller is an age old tool that dates back to Asian cultures many, many moons ago. Jade is considered to hold both healing and protective properties. But here in the states, this beauty tool just gained notoriety amongst the general public within the year. The number of benefits the jade roller offers are plentiful, and benefiting from them is as easy as rolling the tool across your face for a few minutes.
I tend to use my jade roller most often in the mornings. I find that it helps with things like puffiness, drainage and dark circles. I’ll tell you, I didn’t see immediate results, but after using regularly for a few weeks, I certainly noticed a difference.
I like to keep my jade roller in the fridge, so it gets extra cold, for added stimulation when rolling across my face. When I use my jade roller, I roll upwards and outwards on my face. For example, when I roll it underneath my eyes, I roll it outwards towards my temples at a gentle speed.
As I mentioned the benefits are quite plentiful when it comes to using the jade roller, but for me, I’ve personally seen 3 benefits of the jade facial roller that I’m eager to share with y’all!
- Reduction of inflammation and puffiness // The jade stone on the jade facial roller is inherently cool, and even cooler when kept in the fridge. When rolled on the skin, this crystal stone massages out inflammation or puffiness that naturally happens to our face after laying down all night. For me, using the jade facial roller every morning has quite literally been life changing. Before using it, I’d notice how puffy my face looked for multiple hours in the morning. Now with the jade roller, I’m speeding up the rate at which the inflammation and puffiness in my face goes away. The morning massage definitely is worth every moment of my time, as it’s significantly changed the way my face naturally looks in the AM.
- Assist in lymphatic drainage // Underneath our skin is a myriad of lymphatic system that circulates the liquid in our bodies, smoothes out our muscle tissue and eliminates toxins. A healthy lymphatic system assists in improving the appearance of our skin, improves our circulation and blood flow, plus drains congested lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage is crucial to a decrease in swelling and liquid retention, so of course using a jade roller as an assistant to the regular ole’ lymphatic massage, makes complete sense. And I don’t know about you, but I’m all about a detox that doesn’t require me to drink solely juices or Aloe Vera to cleanse my system. Plus, one of the biggest benefits I’ve noticed is the lack of headaches I’ve had. There’s a supposed correlation between the stimulation of the lymphatic system and the promotion of healing and reduction of headaches. Apparently the lack of movement from the lymph system can cause the fluid to withhold toxins and tension (hello headaches!) that we hold in our face daily from clenching our jaws and other stressors, ultimately resulting in blockages.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines // Although I’m still in my 20s, I consider skincare one of my most important routines. Just because I may not be experiencing aging just yet, doesn’t mean I can’t adopt a skincare routine that counteracts premature signs of aging. I’ve always believed you can never start too early with skincare (find my latest favorites in skincare products here). With that being said, I don’t have too many fine lines yet, but I’ll use whatever tools help in reducing their appearance! I definitely have a few laugh/squint lines around the edges of my eyes, and using the jade roller has reduced them ever so slightly. I like to use the smaller end around my eye area, in an upwards and outwards motion. I’ll even use my favorite Amaki Japanese Tsubaki anti-aging face oil in partnership with my jade roller, to add in additional antioxidants, vitamins and moisture to my skin. Simply pat the face oil on your face and then use the jade roller to lock in the moisturizer. While I believe this benefit may be different for every person, if there’s a natural way to reduce the appearance of fine lines, without injections and other procedures, I’m all for trying it!
Have you added a jade facial roller to your everyday beauty routine? What are your thoughts on the tool? Tell me in the comments below!