You may have seen videos on the interwebs that show people massaging their faces with jade rollers. We know that it’s hard to stay on top of all things beauty, but we had to find out if these new beauty tools are all they are chalked up to be.
According to history, the jade face roller is not a new trend. Empresses and aristocrats in 17th century China used them to help themselves appear younger. Typically made from solid jade, these rollers are said to reduce puffiness, minimize fine lines, and get rid of dark circles under the eyes. To use it, gently massage the rolling tool from the center of your face in upward and outward motions.
The rolling facial massage is said to stimulate the lymphatic system and increase circulation. Recent studies suggest that increased blood circulation to the face can improve your complexion. The de-puffing claims also seem to have some truth behind them. Because jade rolling works to promote lymphatic drainage, you can help to reduce swelling.
Here’s The Deal:
Whenever you have poor circulation in the face, your eyes can become puffy. Lymphatic fluid tends to settle in certain areas, like the areas around your eyes, but you can drain it by gently massaging the skin. You can do this with some organic, virgin coconut oil and your fingers. You don’t need the jade roller, even though the stone has a cooling effect that is said to aid with the reduction of puffiness or redness.
While jade rollers may have a few benefits, they cannot increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles, or clear up acne outbreaks. A lot of people like face rollers because they feels nice, which can indirectly improve stress-related acne. There’s nothing wrong with using a jade roller every day if it makes you feel good, but it really doesn’t do a whole lot for your skin. If you are going to use one, make sure to massage gently because too much pressure could rupture pimples and lead to further inflammation or breakouts.
A few things are for certain: using a jade roller will be soothing; the massage will feel nice; and you may relieve tension in your face. A few other things are for certain: we aren’t sure they are worth your while; we don’t know if they will decrease puffiness; and we don’t know if they’ll get rid of dark circles.