Facial rollers are very “hot” right now. You may have even seen some photos of them being used during my treatments. There’s good reason for all the hype around facial rollers. Whether the one you’re using is jade or rose quartz these rollers are as pleasing to your skin as they are to the eye! You may not know this but facial rollers have been around for quite awhile. These beauty tools are considered an ancient Chinese secret dating back to the 18th century. They’re tried and true and these days you can even buy a jade roller from amazon for around $10.
What Do Facial Rollers Do?
The Chinese believe that jade draws out negative Qi. Other benefits of facial rollers include reducing puffiness, smoothing wrinkles, improving under-eye circles and bags, increasing blood circulation and easing pain. Benefits of facial rolling also includes lymphatic drainage. Your roller can remove some of the lymphatic fluid or inflammation in your face. This is most common when you first wake up in the morning. Lymph fluid, as you may have read in my cupping blog post, is the fluid that carries white blood cells to areas of distress in your body. When the cells are done with their work, the fluid will drain towards your lymph nodes. Your lymph nodes will then filter out the bad stuff and send the fluid back to your bloodstream.
Why Are They So Popular?
Jade rollers have become very popular because they feel great on your skin. Jade is naturally cool in temperature and a roller is an easy way for you to apply some pressure all over your face. It’s basically a mini massage for your face with added benefits. After a few days or weeks of using it, you’ll notice reduced puffiness in the morning. The massage aspect of the rollers will also help to increase blood circulation which makes it easier for your skin to soak up products. So if you’re using an anti-aging cream and using a facial roller, you’re going to see better results.
What Treatments Do I Perform That Use Them?
I love using facial rollers during facials and facial cupping treatments. It’s important to clean them after each use so I sanitize mine after each treatment. Whether you come in for a treatment or use the tool at home, you want to apply gentle pressure. You should do this while rolling the tool from the center of your face in upward and outward motions. The rolling motion should feel very relaxing. If you want to create a smooth surface for your facial rolling, you can apply a few drops of your favorite facial oil to your skin beforehand. Be sure to massage gently if you’re using a facial roller on your own.
If you use too much pressure you could rupture acne which will lead to further inflammation or breakouts. If you’re using a roller on your own make sure it’s on a clean face as you don’t want to rub any makeup or dirt deeper into your skin. You can also roll down your neck to help address any issues you have there as well.
Although these rollers aren’t a cure all, they’re beneficial when incorporated into your skincare routine. If you have any questions on how to use a facial roller, where you can get your own or want to schedule a treatment with me that incorporates one, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
This is one of my new favorite tools to use during facials and I love seeing my clients feel relaxed and have more beautiful skin afterward. Facial rollers are a trendy topic today for good reason. Make sure you schedule a session with me today to see how one can improve your appearance!