“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”
If you’re as obsessed with skincare as I am, then there’s a big chance that you’ve heard of jade rolling. The beautiful green smooth stone is been having its moment in the beauty world, and for good reason. The benefits to the skin are incredible – reduced puffiness, increased collagen production, improved elasticity (just to name a few). This magical tool has been around for centuries, so it’s clearly stood the test of time which has to count for something, right? I recently added the jade roller to my morning skincare routine and I’m obsessed. But before I tell you why, let’s take it back to where it all started.
The history of jade rolling
Jade rollers have been around for centuries. It’s even been said that the “Stone of Heaven” has been used by Mayans and African Egyptians as a massage and meditation tool for more than 5,000 years.
The beauty of the jade roller
So now on to the good stuff and the reasons why I’m obsessed with this beautiful stone. First, it improves circulation and helps rid the skin of toxins through lymphatic drainage. I often wake up in the morning looking a little puffier than I would care to show the world, so that’s when I like to use it, right after I’ve applied my serum and before my moisturizer. The increased blood flow allows the muscles in your face to improve their tone, which helps to define your cheekbone and jawline. And trust me when I say that it works. You can try it for yourself by rolling one side of your face and comparing it to the other. You’ll be amazed! It also helps to smooth out wrinkles, detoxify the skin and give it a gorgeous natural glow.
Most jade rollers are two-sided – one side has a larger roller and the other has a smaller roller, perfect for depuffing the under-eye area.
If you have a spiritual side, then listen to this: jade rolling has tons of benefits for your inner beauty. It’s believed to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins, aaaaaand slow the process of cell aging by promoting turnover. Plus, it’s also believed to strengthen the body’s natural defences and healing power by chi. Pretty cool, huh?
How I use my jade roller
I use my jade roller every. single. morning. Yes, I’m that obsessed. After I wash my face and apply my favourite serum, I pick up my jade roller and get rollin’. Starting from the neck, I roll from my jawline down my neck, rolling each section 4 times before moving on to the next. Then I move to my jawline and roll from the centre of my face up towards my ear, working my way up to my forehead.
PRO TIP: keep your jade roller in the fridge for extra depuffing action.