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Chances are high you’ve seen jade rollers throughout the Internet and beauty communities for some time. It shouldn’t be a surprise considering jade has been used in beauty treatments dating back to the 7th century in China. While it is aesthetically pleasing and great for for Instagram flat lays and bathroom counter decoration, people swear by them. But what’s the point–what are the benefits Let’s chat.
What is a Jade Roller?
Let’s begin with that whats. It’s a basic tool. You’ll have an oblong stone (about 1″-1 1/2″ long) attached to a handle. Many are dual ended with a second, smaller stone for rolling under the eye area.
What does Jade Do? | Benefits + Purposes
In the realm of crystal healing, jade is considered a protective and healing stone. It’s thought to dispel negativity, encourage long life and peaceful death, and help to calm. If your spirituality doesn’t guide you to crystal healing, it has some scientific and physical benefits to. Which we’ll explore now.
- Jade is known to ward off stress and anxiety, instead bringing calmness and purity.
- The cool finish of the stone de-puffs tired or irritated skin.
- The rolling motion helps ease tension and aids in blood circulation in the face, which leads to a brighter complexion.
- It can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How I Use my Jade Roller
Personally, I use my jade roller in the morning to get my blood moving and to brighten and soothe my face first thing in the morning. Jade is naturally going to have a cooling feeling to the skin at room temperature, sometimes I like to keep it in the fridge so it’s extra soothing in the morning. However, you can use your jade roller morning, night, or any time throughout the day you’d like.
It’s the most simple process, which is probably why jade has been used for centuries in beauty treatments. After applying your serum or moisturizer, you want to roll the jade on your face in an upward motion about 3-5 times on each section of your face. The cells on your face kind of resemble shingles on a roof, so your product will absorb and work further into your skin by being applied in an upward motion.
I also use my jade roller to help ease tension I feel from the TMJ disfunction I experience. I’ll really focus it along the left side of my jaw, and I do notice it helps massage that area and reduce swelling and tension.
All Tools are not Created Equally
I know no one wants to spend a lot of money on something they may forget to use or may think is a gimmick, but in the world of jade rollers, you get what you pay for.
When rolling the jade stone across you skin, a good tool won’t make any noise. Cheaply made rollers will squeak a bit. You don’t really want that.
If you’re like me and admire the metaphysical properties of crystals, you will want to make sure you invest in a high-quality, natural jade stone. Cheaper alternatives are generally made of glass that are dyed to resemble a natural jade stone.
Essentially, if you want a high-quality stone roller, a too-good-to-be-true price probably is.
Ling Jade Roller, $90 Dior Essence, $73 Caudalie Serum, $79