Jade roller: benefits and technique tips
It’s one of Instagram’s favorite beauty trends. Lately, we have seen our feed flooded with these stone objects, sometimes green or pink, in photographs that are authentic #LifeGoals. But what does a facial jade roller actually do? And, most importantly, do they work?
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What is a jade roller?
A jade roller is essentially a facial roller that has a stone that, like a paint roller, slides across the face. The aim is simply to massage the skin.
This practice of handling jade rollers comes from the 17th century, from beauty rituals in China that took advantage of the mystical properties that jade stones were believed to possess.
What is it for?
Among other functions, massage helps with lymphatic drainage, stimulates blood circulation and, used in combination with face care products, aids in its absorption. Because it’s a stone and is generally cold (to further enhance these benefits, it is recommended to refrigerate for a few hours), it also helps avoiding swelling in the eye contour area (dark circles, we are talking to you).
Beware of cleanliness
One of the most important aspects that cannot be neglected is cleanliness. To prevent bacteria and dirt from accumulating, make sure that the roller is cleaned after each use.
Does jade roller really work?
The internet is divided between those who use it for night or day ritual (or both). In many cases, the freshness of the stone usually makes people use it in the morning. It makes more sense, and can help you reduce that morning’s natural swelling, especially if you keep jade roller in the fridge overnight.
Note that in the first two uses you should more pressure with the roller than probably should, getting red skin in certain areas. As with many things, practice makes perfect, and by the third day the face roller must adjust the pressure to necessary and desired effect without a trace of redness.
Somewhere on the many boxes of comments and reviews about Jade rollers, came the suggestion to use it in conjunction with a mask of tissue to enhance the effects and absorption of the product. Shall we give it a try?
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