How To Use A Jade Roller
How To Use Jade Rollers
Recently more and more people are being introduced to Jade face rollers. While these rollers may be new to many of us in the west, these rollers have a long history of being used in Chinese medicine because of their health and beauty benefits including relaxing facial muscles, reducing inflammation and even diminishing dark circles. They naturally restore and rejuvenate by improving the oxygen flow in the skin.
These rollers are made from polished jade stones which are placed in a convenient handle. While using such rollers is really as simple as rolling them on your face, adopting good technique will allow you to get the most benefits. With proper technique you will be able to quickly give your face a lift when you wake up or as you are about to fall asleep. When you are developing your facial skin routine it is important to make sure you are working better not harder and jade rollers do exactly that.
Preparing The Jade Roller
When you use a jade roller it is important that you prep both your skin and your roller. Before using your jade roller you can prep your skin by simply using your favorite serum, cream, or moisturizer. You can use your jade roller with these products because your roller is able to distribute such skin products evenly across your skin.
In addition as you are preparing to use your jade roller you may want to make sure it is cool to the touch, in order to allow it to rapidly reduce inflammation and shrink your pores. A cool jade roller also simply feels nice on your skin like a cool cloth feels good if we are overheated or have a headache. Many people choose to keep their rollers in the refrigerator for this very reason.
Begin with your neck.
When you use your roller start with your neck. Apply gentle pressure to your neck with the roller, slowly move upwards targeting the sides of your neck and just under your jawline, moving slowly up to the base of your chin. This motion leads to a soft stress-relieving massage for your neck, promotes circulation, and helps with facial puffiness. When we are stressed we carry a lot of that stress in our neck and shoulders so when we give ourselves and our necks some self massage, by using a jade roller, we can really feel the difference in our levels of calm.
Transition to your face
As you transition to your face, including your cheeks, chin, and forehead, you want to roll outwards, away from the center of your face, towards your hairline, to really get your circulation going. Good skin circulation leads to glowing skin, a more even complexion, increased skin healing, and a decrease in wrinkles and dark eye circles.
When you get to your nose the key is to lightly push outwards as you roll. If you press too hard you may see red marks on your face caused by accidentally ruptured capillaries, which are not appealing, so make sure to be gentle.
Caring for your eye area
When you get to your eyes, you will want to switch to the smaller side of your jade roller to make it easier to target the delicate skin under your eyes. The smaller side allows you extra control when working around your eye area. Roll your jade roller from the inner corner of your eye out. The skin under and above your eyes is extra sensitive, so be extra careful to make sure you do not press too hard or use rough movements.
Clean your roller
Finally the last step you need to take is to clean your roller. If you use moisturizer or serums, wash your jade roller with a little gentle soap, and roll it under warm water. Once your jade roller is washed you can use a soft towel to dry it.
Once again those of us in the west are rediscovering health and beauty products that have already been used for generations in the east. One of these amazing products we now have access to are jade rollers. When using your jade roller it is important to use good technique so that you can have the most benefits possible in the shortest amount of time, using the least amount of energy. Jade rollers allow us to have a simple but powerful facial routine that will leave our skin bright, leave us with a great complexion, and allow us to feel relaxed and rejuvenated each and every day.