If you’d like to add a cool and refreshing element to your at-home facial massages, you may want to consider using a jade roller.
What is a jade roller?
A jade roller is an ancient Chinese beauty tool used for facial massages. The roller is a rounded jade (or quartz) stone attached to a handle, designed so that the stone moves smoothly with minimal pressure. Some jade rollers have a stone on each end; typically, this includes one small and one large roller. A jade roller will likely be the most handsome beauty tool you ever buy.
How to use a jade roller
This simple tool is easy to use. To enjoy a cool facial experience, keep it in the fridge. After your regular face-washing ritual, apply your moisturizer or serum to your face and neck. Then gently move the jade roller over your neck and face, one section at a time. Roll upwards and use light pressure to avoid pulling on your skin. When you’re finished, clean the jade roller with soap and water.
When to avoid using a jade roller
Though jade rollers are extremely safe, don’t use one if your skin is irritated. The jade roller increases circulation to the skin which can increase skin redness if you have rosacea or eczema.
Does the jade roller work?
There are many unsubstantiated claims about using a jade roller. Fans of the jade roller claim it increases collagen production, clears sinuses, enhances moisturizer absorption, smooths out wrinkles, and calms the nervous system. As well, some registered massage therapists trained in lymphatic massage use the jade roller for lymphatic drainage. But don’t let outlandish claims about the miracle of the jade roller scare you away from trying it. After all, it’s a massage tool and the benefits of massage—including anxiety reduction—are real.
The benefits of using a jade roller are:
- Better circulation – Facial massage increases blood flow to your skin which reduces puffiness, temporarily decreases the appearance of fine lines, and leaves skin looking radiant.
- Instant relaxation – Using the jade roller is a simple way to insert five minutes of self-care into your day for a quick dose of relaxation.
- Inexpensive fun – Using the jade roller isn’t just relaxing—it’s also fun. Giving yourself a facial massage may feel like a chore until you add this fun and inexpensive tool to the equation. And when we enjoy our beauty routine, it’s much easier to stick with it.
A jade roller facial massage is a great at-home treatment for self-care sessions between spa appointments. As always, we’re here to help you look and feel your best, so if you’d like to experience full-body relaxation and a youthful glow, give us a call to book a Swedish massage and a rejuvenating facial.
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