With our culture’s growing obsession with natural products and holistic treatments, one of the latest beauty trends is on the rise: Jade Rollers. Given that data from Pinterest’s 48 million skincare lovers reported that “derma roller’s” were pinned 345% more in 2017, there’s no denying that facial rollers are more than just a social media beauty trend.
We use jade to cleanse our water, aid in meditation, purify our auras, and if you’re Gwyneth Paltrow, place them inside your vagina. Not to mention, it’s innate calming effects have made it an instant hit among beauty gurus and celebrities, with the likes of the Kardashians. So, what exactly are jade rollers and what can they do for your skin?
Ancient Beauty Care
Since the 7th century, the Chinese royalty has used jade facial rollers as a method to close pores, smooth wrinkles, reduce inflammation, and reduce dark eye circles by massaging the skin. As part of ancient Chinese beauty rituals, jade is known for its metaphysical benefits and natural healing energy. Today, the traditional method is still being used in Gua sha treatments, where the skin is lightly scraped to promote regeneration and oxygenation. Not to mention, jade is a calming stone that is thought to help relieve any tension in the face.
What is a Jade roller?
A crystal facial roller is a hand-held beauty tool that has a rounded, polished jade crystal attached to one end, or two. The tool itself is intended to be swept across the face, mimicking the effects of a holistic lymphatic massage. With a long oval-shaped stone, the roller is used to massage the flats of your face such as the cheeks, forehead, and chin. Meanwhile, the smaller stone is used for the nose and under-eye areas.
Benefits of Facial Rollers
Dermatologists from Yale Medical School claim that rollers can treat inflammation due to its cooling sensation and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies also show that facial rollers can reduce puffiness around the eyes since they help decongest the fluid found in the lymphatic channels. The facial roller helps remove excess fluid under the eye, while the cool jade stone confines blood vessels to minimize swelling.
Now, here’s what jade rollers won’t do: clear acne outbreaks, increase collagen stimulation, or even enhance the penetration of skincare products. However, skin experts claim that rolling a cool stone can be relaxing, leading to improved skin conditions linked to stress, such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.
Embracing the Spiritual Side of Jade
If you’re into the spiritual side of crystals, you might be wondering what other stones can be used in facial rollers. Traditionally, the jade stone represents protection and healing as it is also said to promote peace, balance, and wisdom. You may also want to try an Amethyst or Rose Quartz roller as they provide the same contraction. Rose quartz is said to be the stone for love and inner healing, while skin gurus claim that it can help reduce the appearance of large pores.
Read to give jade rollers a try? The process is simple. Apply a few drops of serum, moisturizer, or facial oil to your skin and gently roll the jade upwards, across your face. Continue until the product is absorbed for maximum benefits.