You’ve probably seen facial rollers all over the place as they have been a recent trend in the world of skincare and they actually really do offer some wonderful benefits. I’ve been trying one out for a couple of months so far and I am in love with it… it is definitely a product that I would recommend to others and for today’s post I wanted to share with you all it’s wonderful benefits.
What Is A Facial Roller?
There are a few different varieties of facial rollers on the market and they come in different sizes too. They are sort of like ‘paint rollers’ for the skin and most commonly made from Jade or Rose Quartz. My personal favourite is a Rose Quartz Facial Roller, not only is the pale pink colour absolutely beautiful but it’s actually better known for it’s wrinkle reducing benefits compared to Jade, it also stays cooler as Jade is adaptive in nature and tends to warm quicker with skin contact and Rose Quartz rollers may in general last longer as Jade is a soft stone so can encounter more wear and tear with repeated use.
Although facial rollers have been more of a recent skincare trend, you might be surprised to know that they actually were used in Chinese Beauty Rituals dating all the way back to the 7th Century! Back then Chinese Empresses used facial rollers to maintain their youth and protect their skin but modern day claims have found an impressive range of skincare benefits from using one of these rollers…
Although there is no scientific evidence for the benefits of using a facial roller many people have done research into this and have found some wonderful benefits themselves. Below are some of the key benefits found;
- Reduces Stress and Releases Tension – Using a facial roller involves the action of massaging the face, this alone can help to release any tension and may even reduce stress just like a body massage would.
- Improves Blood Circulation – A facial roller stimulates blood flow to the face which can make your skin look brighter and overall feel firmer.
- Reduces Puffiness – The rolling action helps to reduce any puffiness in the face as it stimulates lymphatic drainage. Anything that stimulates lymphatic drainage can also be detoxifying for the body so, this could also be a way to get rid of any toxins and detoxify the facial skin.
- Cools and Soothes The Skin – The naturally cold stones like Jade and Rose Quartz will cool the skin on contact which can help to quickly de-puff the skin and tighten up pores. Storing a facial roller in the refrigerator is also a wonderful idea if you like your roller to be that extra bit cooler… this is especially refreshing during the hot summer months.
- Skincare Products Absorb Deeper – Typically facial rollers are used with a facial oil or serum to help the tool glide across the skin with ease. The rolling action can help to deliver the product deeper into your skin and therefore down into the deeper layers.
- Temporarily Contours The Face – Because the roller helps to drain fluid from the face this can give your face a temporarily contoured look. The best way to use a facial roller for draining and contouring is to roll it up at an angle and the push the roller downward by the ear. This will help direct any excess fluid to the lymph nodes.
How To Use A Facial Roller
Facial Rollers are incredibly easy to use and are safe to use every single day. I love using mine at the end of the day during my evening skincare routine. All you need is a facial oil, serum or moisturiser and of course a facial roller.
- Apply your chosen facial oil, serum or moisturiser so the roller can glide easily over your skin. Without any lubrication the roller may tug or pull the skin which can contribute to wrinkles.
- Remember to always use the roller by rolling up, not back and forth! Start at the neck and roll upwards towards the jawline.
- Roll from the jawline to the ear on both sides using gentle pressure (it should not be used hard enough to hurt.) Continue this motion all the way from the jaw to the cheekbone area.
- Move onto the forehead area and roll from the forehead up toward the temples.
- Roll flat over your eyebrows horizontally (if you have a headache you may find this relieves the pressure and tension abit.)
- If your roller comes with a smaller end when you get to the eye area roll from the corner of your under eye outward (again with gentle pressure especially as your eye area has much more delicate skin.)
I would love to know all of your thoughts and opinions about facial rollers… do you use one regularly? What benefits have your personally noticed from regular use? Or perhaps you haven’t tried one out yet and interested to give it a go. I love hearing from you all so leave any comments down below!