Roll back the years with a jade face roller

Roll up, roll up for great-looking skin!

Jade face rollers are having a moment on Instagram, but they’re nothing new. In fact, they were first used thousands of years ago in China, a country where people have always valued this beautiful green gemstone. Those dermatologists from way back were definitely onto something – face rollers have become an indispensable part of your daily facial care routine.

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What is a face roller?

A face roller is a beautifully simple device, consisting of a jade handle with a larger roller at one end, and a smaller area (for use around your eyes) at the other. Jade is naturally cool to the touch, which gives it a wonderfully refreshing feel against your skin (you can even keep your face roller in the fridge, to enhance the effect).

What can a face roller do for you?

Hands up who wants firmer, younger-looking skin and fewer lines around your eyes? We thought so! Read on, and learn more about the awesome benefits of using a jade roller… Of course, the more often you use it, the better it gets – but the benefits can kick in after just a few minutes. That makes a face roller the perfect ‘first aid’ for your face, either first thing in the morning or after a long day at work. Carry one in your handbag or keep it in a desk drawer so it’s always to hand.

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Onwards and upwards!

Think of your face roller as a DIY facial massage that you can do literally anywhere – at your desk, stuck in traffic, or even chilling on the sofa catching up on your favourite shows. There’s no need to prepare your skin in advance – just make sure your face is clean and dry, and you’re good to go. You can also use your face roller immediately after applying your favourite product or serum – the gentle pressure will ensure that your skin absorbs more nourishment.

Ancient Chinese doctors believed that jade could help to draw out negative energy, and while we can’t prove that’s true, we can tell you that using a face roller will help reduce puffiness by encouraging fluid to drain from your face. If you’ve ever seen a ‘pillow face’ looking back at you from the mirror first thing in the morning, you’ll know why this is important!

As well as lymphatic drainage, face rollers boost your circulation, encouraging more blood to flow to your face. This also gives your skin a lift, in every sense! Better still, regularly using a jade roller can stimulate collagen production, which means firmer skin and a more youthful appearance.

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How to use your jade face roller

As we all get older, we face a constant struggle against gravity. That’s why it’s important to always roll upwards, in one direction only. Never roll backwards and forwards – this will cancel out the benefits. Also, roll outwards so that you push the fluid towards the drainage points in your temples and in front of your ears.

To look and feel even younger than you are, invest in a jade face roller from bidorbuy – your skin will thank you for it!