Facial rolling seems to be all the rage right now and facial rollers are everywhere. Here’s the thing though this isn’t new and jade rollers have been around for centuries. I use my facial rollers almost daily and since showing them on Instagram I’ve been getting a ton of questions!
- What is a facial roller?
- Why do you need a facial roller?
- What can a facial roller do?
- Does it matter if you use a jade roller or a rose quartz roller?
- Do facial rollers help your products sink in?
- Do facial rollers help with migraines?
- How do you use them?
Those are just a few of the questions that I’m hoping to cover today for you.
What is a facial roller?
Let’s start with the basics, what is it? The paint-roller type contraption that looks like it should be displayed in a museum display case actually has a point to it. A facial roller can be used to enhance blood circulation when using it to massage your face which in turn ideally allows your products to absorb better into the skin. They’re most commonly used for lymphatic massages to relieve lymphatic congestion which reduces puffiness, under-eye circles, and even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ling Chan, the owner of Ling New York says “Our facial muscles stores a lot of tension. This tension can cause wrinkles and fine lines especially around our forehead and eyes.” so ideally facial rolling helps to relieve that tension.
Why do you need a facial roller?
Is it a must-have in my opinion? Absolutely. I’ve seen the benefits of using it. But here’s what you should know about me, I fucking love skincare. I used to think that I would age gracefully but when I started to see my first wrinkle and look back on older photos I was real quick to jump on the hell no we are not about to age gracefully we’re gonna use all the products train. I absolutely love skincare products. I love a super-indulgent routine. You can see my current skincare routine here. So if you’re more of a one-and-done type of product girl that’s totally your thing and totally fine so this maybe isn’t the thing for you. Though I hope you reconsider because it’s really fabulous.
Most importantly, I think, is they just feel freaking good. They’re both naturally cool stones and taking a minute for self-care and a mini massage isn’t going to hurt anyone. Aside from the skincare properties if you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines facial rolling can absolutely help as well. Jade and rose quartz as crystals are naturally cool and if you pop them in the freezer they get even colder and can alleviate the pain.
MY FAVORITE ROLLERS
What can a facial roller do for your skin?
- Relieve puffiness by stimulating blood circulation
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relieving facial tension
- Improve skin elasticity
- Lymphatic drainage (which also helps when you’re sick!)
- Enhance product absorption
- Tightens pores
Does it matter if you use a jade roller or a rose quartz roller?
Not necessarily, there are a few different types of facial rollers that you can grab. I also use a 3D facial massager as well as an ice roller. The reason most people gravitate towards the jade and rose quartz rollers are because at a basic level they’re pretty but the crystals themselves have a purpose. Jade is said to release bad energy and rose quartz is said to bring peace and love. I don’t know if I’m completely sold on the crystal thing but they both feel amazing and if they’re helping me get my spirit right as well then I’m down.
Do facial rollers help your products sink in?
The theory goes that since a lymphatic massage helps alleviate lymphatic congestion it enhances your blood circulation which allows products to better absorb into the skin.
Do facial rollers help with migraines?
Yes! When you pick a jade or rose quartz roller up since both of these stones are naturally cool they feel amazing to roll over your forehead. I also suggest an ice roller if you suffer from migraines!
How To Use A Facial Roller:
Start on one side of your face and then repeat on the other. I usually do each step for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Using the large part of your roller, begin on neck starting in center and roll outwards.
- On the chin slide outwards following the jaw line towards the ears.
- Place the roller next to the mouth and gently slide upwards.
- Starting next to the nostrils, roll outwards towards the ears.
- Slide outwards under the eyes towards the temples with the small side of your roller.
- Change to the large roller and begin between the eyebrows slide up towards the hairline.
- Roll upwards and outwards on the entire forehead.
Make sure to clean your roller after each use! Using dish soap is just fine! This is the specific set that I have and LOVE! I hope this post helped you understand facial rollers more!