Learn How a Jade Roller Can Detoxify & Diminish Dullness, Puffiness
Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
One of the most recent trends that has taken the skin care world by storm is jade rollers. Jade rollers are razor-sized tools that have a circular jade stone on both ends. The purpose of a jade roller is to gently massage your skin with the stone. Through constant use, a jade roller can diminish the appearance of imperfections as well as improve skin glow.
Though you’ve likely heard of them before and seen a few people on social media try them on their skin, it’s understandable to be skeptical of jade rollers. After all, since they are simply used to massage your skin, wouldn’t your fingertips be just as effective? However, you should definitely consider adding a jade roller to your skin care routine. Not only can they be very relaxing to use on your skin, but they also have amazing skin benefits that you can’t ignore. Today, we will share with you 4 benefits of jade rollers and how they can help you get more glowing, youthful, and flawless skin.
1. A Jade Roller Can Detoxify Your Skin
The main appeal of a jade roller is that by gently massaging your face with this apparatus, you can stimulate your lymphatic system. Not only is your lymphatic system a key part of your immune system (it produces immune cells that eliminate pathogens), but it also detoxes your body by helping dispose of waste products. While waste is to be expected from normal bodily functions, there can be an excessive amount of toxins and waste in your body if harsh chemicals are a part of your diet or your skin care routine. When this happens, your skin may start to look more lackluster.
Though jade rollers stem from traditional Chinese medicine, detoxification has been very important in Ayurveda because it is believed that cleaning your body of toxins can lead to better health and more beautiful skin. By detoxifying your skin with a jade roller, you can eliminate toxins and other impurities from your system that could be causing dullness, unevenness, and early signs of aging. Ideally, with regular use, a jade roller may help you achieve ageless, flawless skin.
"The Vitamin C Serum has improved my skin so much. I find that my face is much brighter and my complexion is not dull or dry anymore. And it seems to be working on the dark spots and hyperpigmentation areas of my skin."
2. A Jade Roller Can Brighten Your Skin
Another benefit of stimulating your lymphatic system with a jade roller is that it increases blood circulation. Besides helping your body dispose of waste faster, increased blood circulation can encourage a brighter complexion because it helps give oxygen and other nutrients to your skin cells. Without enough oxygen, your skin loses its natural color and as a result, looks duller and more lackluster than normal. Therefore, using a jade roller every day can be an easy way to brighten up your skin in a matter of minutes.
3. A Jade Roller Can Diminish Facial Puffiness
One of the other reasons why people use jade rollers is because of their cooling effect. Jade is naturally a cold stone so even if you don’t leave a jade roller in your fridge before using it (which is what many recommend doing), it will still cool your skin off. This cooling property is significant for two reasons. First, the cooling sensation can be very relaxing both physically and mentally. Second, it means you can use a jade roller on puffy skin. In addition to its ability to increase blood circulation to your skin, jade rollers can minimize puffiness by cooling your skin, calming it down, and minimizing inflammation. This can help tighten up your skin and lead to fewer noticeable lines and wrinkles.
Jade rollers can even be used to diminish puffiness and crow’s feet around your eyes, resulting in a more glowing eye area. If you do so, be sure to use the smaller end of the jade roller to avoid irritating your delicate eye area.
4. A Jade Roller Is an Easy Addition to Your Daily Skin Care Routine
Even though your fingertips can be just as effective to massage your skin, most people aren’t likely to remember to massage their skin daily to get the same benefits as a jade roller. What’s great about a jade roller, though, is that it can become an essential part of your daily and weekly skin care routine. A jade roller can function as an easy applicator for your various skin care products. After you cleanse your face, you can use it to apply and spread your toner, serum, and lotion all over your skin, gently massaging it in the process. Plus, as long as you are gentle with it, you can use a jade roller to massage sensitive skin. The only thing you should be careful of is washing your jade roller in between uses, to avoid leftover product buildup and spreading bacteria if you have acne.
Once your jade roller becomes a helpful habit, it will be one more step in your skin care routine that will help you get the glowing, youthful, and flawless skin you desire.
Another thing you can do to get flawless skin is to give yourself a facial at home. Listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care podcast to find out how with step-by-step instructions. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!
Let us know if you plan on using a jade roller or if you already use one. Since we are fairly new to jade rollers and thus cannot make any brand recommendations, we would love to hear from you and learn if using one has made a noticeable impact on your beauty routine. Write to us in the comments below!
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