The beauty world keeps discovering new ways to up our skincare game, and last year, beauty rollers were the new kids to arrive on the block. The Lymphatic face roller in its many avatars, has been peeking out of the corners of our Instagram feed with increasing regularity. Incase you are not being able to recall, it’s the one that looks like a paint roller, and is available in Jade, rose quartz, wood and many other versions.
Besides being a cool and luxurious way to treat your skin, the face roller is proving to be more than beneficial, and we have the ancient Chinese wisdom to thank for this. Let’s look at the seven reasons why it is a good idea to add a lymphatic roller to your daily skincare regime.
1. It improves blood flow and increases collagen production and elasticity
Jade facial rollers have been around since ancient times, dating all the way back to the 17th Century, when they were used by empresses and members of high society in China. Rolling it across your skin moves stagnant Qi or energy and toxins, stimulates blood circulation, and increases the proportion of elastin and collagen in your skin.
2. It relieves your facial muscles and makes your beauty products work better.
We tend to store a lot of our tension in our face, which can lead to causing wrinkles and fine lines, especially around our eyes. Massaging your face with a lymphatic roller instantly helps to iron out these kinks, and is quite beneficial for your brows and jawline.
3. It detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
The gentle massaging motion stimulates lymphatic drainage throughout your face. According to beauty experts, “Stimulating the lymphatic system cleanses the body of stagnant waste products, pathogens, and debris at a cellular level. It helps in the reduction of swelling, regenerates tissues caused by burning and scarring, and reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, allergies, acne, and other conditions.”
4. It prevents fluid retention and decreases puffiness under the eyes
Beauty rollers are a great way to reduce puffiness and redness. The stone, which is cool to touch, soothes the skin and helps to calm and even out the complexion. It’s also a great way to counter jet lag during travel. Experts recommend keeping your jade roller in the fridge to reap maximum skin tightening benefits, and the added cooling factor perks you right up in the morning.
5. It allows your skin to rest and to regenerate
Crystals such as Rose Quartz and Jade have long been associated with peace and harmony, and are also known to help reduce stress. According to some dermatologists, the relaxing properties of using a jade roller could indirectly prevent acne and help with breakouts as well.
6. It shrinks your pores
In general, the size of your pores is constantly in flux. Rose Quartz can shrink pores because of its natural cooling stone properties, making your skin look smoother, tighter and brighter, instantly.
7. It makes you feel good
And lastly, if it's more about the luxury of rolling a rose quartz stone or jade over your face, go for it! Why not indulge yourself a little while you can? Happy vibes lead to naturally glowing skin, so do what makes you feel good, and shine on.