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Face rollers, also known as jade rollers, aren’t new to the beauty sphere. In fact, they’ve been around since the 17th century in China. If you’re a beauty enthusiast who stays on top of makeup and skin care trends, then you’ve probably spotted this beauty tool on social media. Face rollers have become one of the trendiest and most Insta-worthy beauty tools to add to your skin care collection.
Facial rollers definitely look pretty on your vanity and Instagram feed. But you may be wondering, “What exactly do face rollers do?” and “How do you use a face roller?” Before you add a face roller to your shopping cart and start rolling it across your face, here’s everything you need to know about them.
What are Face Rollers?
A face roller is a beauty tool consisting of two rollers, a large one and a small one on each end of the handle. The most common type of face rollers are jade rollers made of jade stone, but you can also find other types including rose quartz rollers, clear quartz rollers, amethyst rollers and even blue sodalite rollers.
Benefits of Face Rollers
Aside from the relaxed feeling you get when you massage a facial roller across your face, face rollers also offer various skin care benefits.
Using a face roller is known to increase blood flow to the skin, which helps your skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin. It’s best to use a face roller after applying your serum or face oil, so the roller can enhance the penetration of the skin care products’ active ingredients into your skin. By regularly massaging your skin with a face roller, your complexion will start to look firmer, brighter and healthier-looking.
Face rollers also improve your lymphatic system, so if you suffer from occasional breakouts, it’s time to get one! They help promote lymphatic drainage by getting rid of toxins. It’s important to note that although face rollers help reduce signs of inflammation, they haven’t been proven to get rid of acne. If acne is one of your major skin concerns, it’s still best to stick to a skin care routine for acne-prone skin.
If you have puffy eyes, you can count on jade rollers to help reduce puffiness and improve the appearance of pesky eye bags. A tip: quickly pop your face roller in the fridge before using it in the morning. The cooling sensation from the jade stone helps drain any excess fluid and calms down signs of swelling and puffiness.
Lastly, face rollers may not banish your fine lines and wrinkles in the long run, but they do help plump up the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines. To maximize its anti-aging benefits, massage your skin with a face roller after applying an anti-aging face oil.
How to Use a Face Roller
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Face rollers can be used in either your morning or night skin care regimen. If you’ve tried using one and don’t seem to be seeing results, perhaps you’re using it wrong. Reap all the benefits of a face roller by using it correctly. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Apply your serum, face oil or face cream before reaching for your face roller.
Step 2: Start by massaging the larger roller across your jawline. Repeat this a few times on both sides. Try to avoid rolling the face roller in up-and-down motions. You want to be lifting your face so keep rolling in an upwards motion only.
Step 3: Next, place the face roller just underneath your cheekbones. Start massaging from your inner cheeks and make your way towards the ears. Always use gentle strokes, and don’t apply too much pressure or you may risk hurting your skin.
Step 4: Swap to the smaller roller and gently massage your under-eye areas. Your eye areas are even more delicate than the rest of your face, so use lighter pressure when using the face roller to depuff your eyes.
Step 5: Switch back to the larger roller and begin massaging your forehead. Apply the face roller in an upwards motion, starting just above your eyebrows until you reach your hairline.
Step 6: If you’ve had a long day, you can roll your stress away! To relieve tension or a headache, a face roller is the perfect self-care tool. Gently roll the face roller across your forehead and towards your temples. This repeated motion instantly relaxes and soothes your muscles.
Step 7: To make the most out of your face roller, bring it down to your neck after you’ve finished massaging your face. Our lymph nodes are located in the front, back and sides of the neck, so using a face roller on these areas increases circulation and helps flush out any waste or toxins in your body.
Who’s ready to start (face) rolling?
Now that you understand the benefits of a face roller and how to use one, it’s time to give it a go!
Here are some face rollers available on YesStyle that you can try:
Other types of rollers: