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Wondering about how to use a jade roller and why it has taken social media by storm? This ancient Chinese beauty tool has become a must-have in many people's daily routines, promising to reduce inflammation, promote lymphatic drainage and leave your skin glowing. But what exactly is a jade roller, how do you use it correctly and what are its benefits? Keep reading for our ultimate guide on everything you need to know about this trendy, planet-friendly and skin-friendly tool.
A jade roller is a small, hand-held tool that is used to massage the face. It is usually made of jade stone, but can also be made of other materials such as ceramic or plastic. (Here at a Acala we prefer and sell the sustainable jade variety of jade roller of course.) The jade roller has two rollers, a larger one for the cheeks and forehead, and a smaller one for the under-eye area. Jade rolling is said to offer a variety of benefits for the skin including: reducing puffiness and inflammation, evening out skin tone, stimulating collagen production, and improving circulation. Some people also find that using a jade roller helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Jade rolling has been used for centuries in China as a way to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and help promote healing. The practice involves gently rolling a jade stone over the face in a specific pattern. Today, jade rolling is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as a natural beauty treatment. This is likely due to the growing interest in skincare tools that offer gentle, yet effective, results. Jade rollers can be used on all skin types and are particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin. The coolness of the stone helps to soothe and calm irritated skin. Jade rolling also helps to increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This can reduce puffiness and help to detoxify the skin. Regular use of a jade roller can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The massaging action of the roller stimulates collagen production, which gives the skin a more youthful appearance. Jade rolling can also help to tighten pores and give the skin a brighter, more radiant complexion. Right, let's look at how to use a jade roller:
The traditional way of how to use a jade roller is as part of your ‘night-time’ regime, to help wind down and relax.
First of all, cleanse your face and apply a serum or oil.
Try our Palmarosa Defence Serum or Frankincense Facial Oil for a light, non-greasy option that allows the jade roller to glide perfectly.
Starting with your neck, gently roll the jade roller over your skin in an upward motion.
Work up to the chin, then up the jaw towards the ears.
Roll outwards over the cheeks. Then work into the temples.
Switch to the small roller end and work around the eyes – be careful as the skin is very delicate here.
With the larger roller end, work over the forehead towards the scalp to finish.
Repeat this process for 5-10 minutes.
Press the roller reasonably firmly, but not too hard. Be sure to avoid rolling over any spots or broken skin.
When you're finished, wash your face with cold- luke warm water and apply moisturiser.
Fitting 5 minutes of jade rolling once a week into your routine will bring benefits, but some people suggest that rolling every other day brings optimum benefits.
It's important to know not only how to use a jade roller, but also how to clean and care for it to ensure its longevity. Here are some best practices for cleaning and caring for your jade roller:
1. Wash your jade roller with warm water and mild soap after each use.
2. Pat your jade roller dry with a soft towel after washing.
3. Store your jade roller in a cool, dry place when not in use.
4. Avoid dropping or otherwise damaging your jade roller.
There are alternative skincare tools on the market that claim to provide similar benefits to jade rollers.
Gua Sha tools work similarly to jade rollers and are often also made of jade. Then there are more invasive tools, like derma rollers, and micro-needling devices. Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese healing technique that involves scraping your skin with a smooth, flat stone. This is said to improve circulation and help reduce inflammation. Gua Sha tools are often made from jade or other precious stones.
Derma rollers are small rolling devices that can be used at home. They work by puncturing the top layer of skin with tiny needles. This triggers the production of collagen and elastin, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Derma rollers can be used on both the face and body.
Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Micro-needling devices can be used at home or in a professional setting.
What we love about jade rollers and jade gua sha is that they're not only effective and skin-kind, but they're eco-friendly, made of natural materials and last forever.
In conclusion, jade rollers are a great addition to any skincare routine. They help improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and wrinkles, and promote skin elasticity for a radiant complexion. With regular use of the jade roller, you can experience all these benefits in no time! So if you’re looking for an easy to use, planet-friendly skincare tool that will provide lasting results without breaking the bank, then the jade roller is definitely worth considering.
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