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I got a new product y’all!! Annnnd I love it (so far, so good). It is a Jade roller and y’all know how I feel about skincare products. Jade rollers aren’t a technical breakthrough in skincare. They’ve been a staple in Chinese skincare routines since the 7th century, and are believed to have healing and protective properties. The handheld massagers are usually dual-ended with two jade stone heads that allegedly boost blood circulation, reduce swelling, and help your skincare products penetrate deeper. Basically, they’re supposed to be a quick, easy cure for daily skincare struggles like dark under-eye circles and puffiness from fatigue. The increase in circulation can also help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
The most well-known benefit of using a jade roller is that it helps to reduce puffiness and inflammation in the face due to stagnation of the lymphatic system. A jade roller can help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn reduces inflammation and puffiness. Other benefits include brightening complexions, tightening pores (especially if you put it in the fridge for a few minutes before using), helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and increasing blood circulation, just to name a few.
It is recommended to use the roller after getting out of the shower or cleansing your skin. Although you’ll start to see impressive results with continued daily use, massaging your face with a jade roller can instantly relieve tension by running it along your brows and jawline.
To encourage lymph drainage, imagine the bridge of your nose is the central point and roll away from that in all directions. Imagine you are very gently rolling all the toxin build up outward and downwards, finally rolling outward along your jaw and down the channel that runs down your neck by your ear.
I like how it feels on my face and I use it as part of my skincare regimen to use with oils. I like to put it in the fridge before I use to for added cooling benefits. It isn’t too expensive either. Get it here.