Jade Roller Review & Skincare Benefits
For the past couple of weeks, I've been obsessed with my newfound skincare secret, jade rolling! It's not really a secret because the entire beauty industry has been buzzing about the benefits for years, but better late to the game than never, right?
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I struggled almost nightly with pretty severe headaches throughout the fall semester. In addition, I am also prone to grinding my teeth in my sleep, especially when I'm stressed. Because of this, I wake up most mornings with a sore jaw regardless if I wear my mouthguard or not. After a little research, I learned about the lymphatic drainage system and the benefits of using a Jade roller for relieving not only jaw pain but sinus pressure from my headaches as well.
For Christmas, my mom got me a double sided rose quartz facial roller with two different size stones, a small one for the eye area and a larger one for the rest of the face. It only took me one night to know I had to incorporate jade rolling into my daily skincare routine.
I use my facial roller after cleansing my skin and applying toner and Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. I lightly massage the marine cream into my skin in circular motions with my hands then begin to use the roller. I love this Youtube video on how to use a facial roller.
"Imagine the bridge of your nose is the central point and roll away from that in all directions. Imagine you are verygently rolling all the toxin build up outward and downwards, finally rolling outward along your jaw and down the channel that runs down your neck by your ear." -- Harper's Bazaar
Using a facial roller after applying moisturizer can help increase the absorption of the product. That means more of the good stuff is actually absorbed into my skin rather than rubbing off onto my pillow at night. To clean, I wipe the roller off with a damp washcloth. DO NOT run the roller directly under water. Here is an amazing article that shares the importance of cleaning your roller.
Jade Rolling Benefits:
Encourages draining and toning of the facial muscles
Boosts circulation and blood flow beneath the skin
Encourages the lymphatic systems natural detoxification process
The stone feels cool and refreshing on your skin, especially after a long day!
Helps de-puff and wake up your face in the morning
After just one use, my skin felt tighter, my nightly headaches were gone in just a few minutes of massage, and my jaw pain became far more manageable. My face is normally a little red after use, but it always goes back to normal after a few minutes. I always jade roll at night, so a little redness doesn't bother me.
I'm in love with this knotted front headband from Sincerely Jules' collaboration with Scünci. Spa headbands are amazing for keeping facial products out of your hair, and this one was way too cute to pass up on! Although it's not technically a spa headband, it does the trick and is versatile enough to wear out in public as well.
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Do you use a facial roller? Share your thoughts below!