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Face rollers have been baptized as skincare’s star gadget. The #1 bathroom shelf essential for many of our favorite celebrities. This beauty tool promises endless benefits for our complexion game; but which ones exactly? how? and why? Keep reading to find out what all the hype is about.
WHAT IS A FACE ROLLER AND WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
These roller blade type beauty tools are usually made out of special stones; the most common being jade and rose quartz. Yet you may also find different kinds on the market, some made of amethyst, obsidian or metal. They’re primarily used for face massaging and promoting lymphatic drainage. Face rollers are uniquely designed with a double end to gently apply pressure on all areas of the face (even those hard to reach spots), making them the nonpareil among skincare gadgets.
WHAT DOES FACE ROLLING ACTUALLY DO FOR YOU SKIN?
Better yet, why don’t we ask what it DOESN’T do? Face rolling guarantees umpteen benefits for the skin. Aside from muscle relaxation and draining fluids, face rollers help improve blood circulation, decrease puffiness, bring more nutrients and oxygen to your skin, boost the absorption of products and ultimately brighten and tighten your complexion. Additionally, the minerals they’re made from contain healing powers of their own. Jades are believed to protect humans from negative energies, while rose quartz are known for boosting your sense of self-worth.
MYTHS AND FACTS
Obviously this face ritual has become wildly popular amongst skincare addicts and beauty gurus. We see our favorite celebrities and social media personalities use this exceptional tool in all their “Get Ready With Me” and “Nighttime Routine” videos. But are they truly miraculous? We’re setting the record straight and listing which claims are true and which are fake.
Using a face roller can make you happier: TRUE. Just like any other regular massage, face rolling can reduce anxiety and therefore improve your mood.
Face rolling slims your face permanently: FALSE. Lymphatic drainage, one of the main benefits of face rolling, can effectively contour your face by eliminating excess fluids. This will make your cheeks and jawline noticeably slimmer, but it’s a temporary effect.
Face rollers are great for all skin types: FALSE. If you have acne or rosacea-prone skin, it’s best to steer clear. Super sensitive skins may react poorly to such manipulation, especially if it’s done vigorously.
Face rollers improve overall complexion: TRUE. As any other lymphatic draining massage, face rolling will give you that extra glow and revive your skin by detoxifying it. Plus, it’s naturally cold crystals tighten pores and help the swelling go down.
FACE ROLLING TECHNIQUES
- Apply a facial serum or moisturizer. The jade roller needs the extra slip to avoid tugging the skin, plus it will help your skin absorb the product’s nutrients more efficiently.
- Always roll upwards! And never back and forth.
- Use the large end for your forehead, cheeks, jawline and neck, and the smaller stone for your under eyes.
- Keep it in a cool environment, like your fridge.