*Cue Chamillionaire's Ridin'*
To quote the song, "They see us rollin'." But why exactly are we rolling? To boost our complexions, of course! Don't just take our word for it, though. This beauty technique has been around since ancient China. It's no secret—jade rolling benefits deliver a number of beauty benefits on top of feeling amazing. You'll find it's super easy to incorporate in your skin care routine, too, despite its spa-like airs.
But wait, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a hot second and make sure we have the right roller to begin with.
Your Jade Roller Might Not Actually Be Jade
Not all jade rollers are the same. Sure they may look similar online, but get them in your hands and you'll instantly feel, see, and hear the difference. Some squeak. Others rattle. Some even fall apart after only a few uses. And still others aren't even made of natural Jade stone! They're just cleverly dyed green glass. 🤦🏽♀️ Get rolling with Prudence Millsap (BBE President), as she compares the ins, outs, and in-betweens of facial rollers "lookalikes." They're not actually that alike after at all. . . 👇
Rose Quartz or Jade? Which is for you?
Let's set the record straight. There are benefits to both Rose Quartz and Jade facial rollers, but they're not exactly the same. Here's a quick rundown:
- Is said to be beneficial for emotional balance + stress relief
- Promotes skin cell turnover (aka can help with wrinkles)
- Is cooling + calming to the touch (perfect for summertime or hot flashes)
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Aids in lymphatic drainage (more on that below)
Now that we know what we're working with, let's get into the benefits!
Should I get a Gua Sha or Jade Roller?
Gua Sha Scraper and Jade rollers are often lumped into the same category, but they're actually quite different. Here's a quick rundown on the roller and gua sha:
- Has a flat edge that you use to massage the skin in specific strokes
- Scraping motion is said to help with more refined lymphatic drainage and facial sculpting.
- Has a small roller on each end that you use to massage the skin in a more general way
So, which should you get? If you're looking for something specific like lymphatic drainage or to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, go for a Gua Sha. But if you want something more all-purpose or gentle, go for a Jade Roller.
The Benefits of Jade Rolling
Now that you've got one of the most high quality, best jade rollers, you're ready to uncover the many skincare benefits of this awesome beauty tool.
1. Soothes Inflammation
Jade is naturally cool, easing the heat and redness associated with inflammation. Furthermore, the movement of this facial massage tool can help to decrease the swelling of inflammation from fluid buildup through the distributive motions.
2. Reduces Puffiness
Whether it's sodium, lack of sleep, allergies, etc., dealing with a puffy face can be frustrating. One of the benefits of jade roller is the encouragement of drainage in the lymphatic system as you relieve build-up, minimizing the pesky bloat. If you often have swelling in your lymph nodes, a facial massage with a jade roller can do wonders for facial puffiness—especially along the jaw line.
3. Improves Circulation
Yet another jade rolling benefit, the sweeping motions of a jade roller will help with calming inflammation and encouraging blood flow over your face and neck, leading you to a more youthful, radiant complexion. This is because of greater oxygen and nutrient dispersion. Improved blood circulation also makes for reduced dark circles and relaxed facial muscles as it works to constrict blood vessels. That's what we're talking about!
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4. Maximizes Penetration of Products
A jade roller can work products such as oils and serums deeper into the skin, ensuring you're getting the most benefits out of them. Often, the product will just sit atop the surface with minimal absorption. If you're looking to really seal the deal, use your roller at the end of your routine.
5. Increases Relaxation
Taking a moment to sit back and rest your eyes while you use your jade roller can be grounding. It's a perfect moment to do some breathing exercises or meditation, or just to clear your mind after a long day. You can use a jade roller with light pressure whenever stress comes calling and facial tension is at a high.
Jade Roller Benefits: How-To
Need a little help figuring out how jade rollers work? Watch this short video to pick up the technique and explore all the benefits of jade rolling.
Have you used a jade roller in your beauty routine before? Have any tricks you like to use? Leave a comment!