In recent years, the trend of using jade rollers has taken the entire beauty industry by storm.
This innovative beauty tool is made with jade stones, which is rolled onto the skin to provide a soothing facial massage, as well as providing a range of alternative and natural benefits.
However, because of the claims that jade rollers are a natural skin care solution, many have begun to view them as a miracle “cure-all” for their skin problems, which is, unfortunately, not true.
In fact, to see the full benefits of using a jade roller, you’ll need to use this natural beauty tool consistently, as well as in conjunction with a healthy and natural skin care routine that uses such products as our 100% natural Restorative Facial Oil or Bakuchiol Day Serum.
Let’s take a quick look at the history of jade rollers, the benefits they can offer, and how to use one as a safe, effective, and completely natural addition to your skin care routine.
The History Of Jade Rollers
The history of jade rollers is rich and rooted in Chinese medicine. In its early uses, many cultures believed that jade was the “stone of heaven”.
Outside the Orient, jade stones have also been used in Mayan and Egyptian cultures for their natural cooling properties.
Despite the lack of scientific research back in ancient times, it was widely believed that jade stones were capable of removing bodily toxins, as well as relaxing the nervous system and its related organs via lymphatic drainage.
Once reserved for only the highest class individuals in these cultures, today, the beauty industry has picked up on the use of jade rollers, which have become a mainstream tool used by natural skin care enthusiasts all around the world.
To date, there still hasn’t been much research on the topic.
However, one Japanese study indicated that using a roller on facial skin can increase circulation for up to 10 minutes after application, as well as helping to improve vasodilation (the widening of blood vessels), in the long-term.
The Benefits Of Using Jade Rollers
A jade roller is an amazing tool to help soothe your skin and improve your appearance without the use of commercial skin care products, makeup or cosmetic injections. But on top of this, jade rollers offer a whole host of other skin benefits that go far beyond improving the way we look.
In fact, one of the most common benefits of using a jade roller is that they can help reduce swelling and puffiness, which is often associated with a lack of sleep or caused by aging skin.
Jade rollers have a naturally cool temperature that is believed to help draw out toxins, and thanks to the gentle massaging motion of rolling the stone over your skin, they can also help relax the muscles in your face, resulting in better circulation and reduced puffiness mentioned above.
Outside of this, jade rollers also help with the absorption of other skincare products, such as facial oils, moisturizers, etc.
Therefore, although they’re not a direct cure or solution to skin issues like acne or eczema, they can help our bodies absorb any creams or ointments used to treat these conditions.
Finally, jade rollers can also help with scar reduction to create a smoother complexion and reduce aging over time. In fact, the use of a jade roller can go beyond the face, and there’s some evidence that says they can be used on other areas of the body to help reduce stretch marks, cellulite, and scarring.
However, it is important to remember that, for the use of a jade roller to be effective, you must consistently use it over time.
Additionally, it’s best if you stick to natural products that are good for your skin and body, as opposed to heavily fragranced commercial products.
How To Use A Jade Roller
Using a jade roller is relatively simple and effective, so long as you maintain consistency over time when using them.
Keeping your jade roller in the fridge will ensure it stays cool and provide you with the best results.
Start with clean, dry skin. You can choose to apply your facial oil to the roller itself, or like me, apply the oil directly to your face so not to waste any of that precious concoction.
Then, using the large end of the roller, start by gently rolling away from the center of your forehead, outward towards your temples. Continue doing this down your face past your eyes, nose, and chin, always rolling from the centre of your face outward. Roll in an upward motion between your eyebrows to help with frown lines.
When rolling delicate areas like the eyes, be sure to use the smaller end of the jade roller and apply less pressure than you would when rolling over your cheekbones and forehead.
Gently roll from the inner corner of the eye outwards, both above and below the eye. For crows feet, try rolling up and down quickly, while applying firm, gentle pressure. This helps improve the circulation beneath your skin.
Additionally, you can also use a jade roller on other areas of your body, such as your thighs and butt, to help reduce stretch marks, scarring, and cellulite. Although there hasn’t been much research on the topic to prove its efficacy, there’s no harm in trying it.
In fact, according to a write-up in Cosmopolitan Magazine, using a jade roller helps our skin absorb oils and moisturizers, which, in turn, help reduce these imperfections. Our Healing Body Butter or Elderflower Body Butter are two excellent products that can work wonders when used in conjunction with a jade roller.
And, in the very least, the repetitive motion of using a jade roller offers a gentle, soothing massage that can help reduce your stress and anxiety, which is something that each and every one of us could use a bit more of.
For a better look at how to properly use a jade roller, check out this short video.
Natural Solutions For Natural Beauty
When used along with a healthy skincare routine, jade rollers are a wonderful and completely natural addition to the way you look after your skin.
Their ability to decrease swelling, remove toxins, and enhance the use of other skincare products makes them a great solution for anyone seeking a natural routine, without the use of commercially-made products.
These natural beauty enhancers are easy to use and when used consistently, can make a major difference with the look and feel of your skin.
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