Benefits of Jade Rollers

Jade Roller Benefits: A Natural Beauty Lover’s Guide

If you’ve ever found comfort for puffy eyes in a cold spoon, you’re already familiar with the benefits of jade rollers. Like a cold spoon, these handheld devices tipped with a jade stone have been touted for their skin-calming benefits since at least 17th century China. 

Credit the Qing Dynasty and its love for semi-precious stones. In particular, jade was hailed for its many physical, spiritual, and emotional healing and soothing properties. It was used to heal many maladies from kidney and bone issues, to helping new mothers recover from childbirth.

Their comeback is part of the natural wellness revolution of the last decade. As consumers seek out to clean up their skincare routines, natural products like jade rollers are having a moment. 

Jade Roller Benefits
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Jade Roller Benefits

Jade rollers enjoy a long history of use, but do they really work? They’ve been hailed for removing toxins, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and making that puffiness disappear in mere minutes. 

But it’s not necessarily the stone doing the trick.These benefits can be experienced with any type of facial massage, according to Manhattan dermatologist Suzanne Friedler. 

“Any time you massage any of the tissues, you’re increasing circulation. Your skin may look brighter, more luminous, maybe more contoured and less puffy,” she told the Washington Post. “But if you’re looking for substantive change, that’s not going to happen with the jade roller. It’s also not going to have an effect on inflammatory conditions like eczema or psoriasis.”

Massage can be so effective on the face because there are as many as 300 lymph nodes in the face and neck. Massages or facials can help the lymph fluid move through the system, including toxins, and stimulate blood flow, giving skin that sought-after glow. 

You’re likely to notice results. But don’t expect a facelift. Still, instead of keeping a spoon in the freezer, a jade roller may be a worthwhile investment. Credit natural “coldness” — real gemstones are cold to the touch — to their high thermal inertia. That determines how slowly or quickly a stone warms to the temperature of the surrounding environment. While a metal spoon will warm up to its environment rather quickly, you may find your jade roller stays quite cool at room temperature. But you can refrigerate or freeze most jade products, too. (Just be sure to read the instructions specific to the product you purchase.)

Rollers are also designed for the face (spoons typically not so much). Your jade roller is likely to be able to get into small areas around the eyes and there are no edges like a spoon well.

It’s not just jade that’s useful in rolling. Other stones are touted for their benefits, too. Rose quartz, amethyst, and obsidian are also common for their benefits on skin — from detoxifying to depuffing.

Jade Roller Benefits
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How to Use a Jade Roller

Your jade roller should come with instructions, but it’s always best to start with clean and dry skin. Some experts recommend using a light facial oil to prevent pulling or damaging the skin. It’s also best to avoid using a jade roller on broken skin.

The general rule of thumb is to roll up and away from the center of your face. So from neck to ear, roll up and toward the ears. From forehead center roll out toward edges. Eyes roll up and out toward the ears.

Be sure to pay special attention to tension points, too: the brow and temples and the lower jaw line. 

Roll for a few minutes, being careful not to overdo it, especially around sensitive skin under and around the eyes.

Clean and dry your jade roller before storing.

Types of Jade Rollers

Jade Roller Benefits

Jade Facial Roller by Herbivore

Herbivore’s jade roller may improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness, and it may reduce muscle tension in the face. 

Check it out here.

Jade Roller Benefits

Rose Quartz and Germanium and Massager by Fancii

Call it a two-for-one, this jade roller from Fancii also has germanium massage roller for broader skin areas — think decollete, cheeks, and even arms and shoulders. 

Check it out here.

Jade Roller Benefits

Black Obsidian Roller by Celestial Silk

This sleek roller stimulates lymphatic drainage, which helps reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The company says because it improves lymphatic drainage, it may also help reduce headaches, migraines, and even anxiety. 

Check it out here.

Jade Roller Benefits

Amethyst Roller by Esmee

The popular purple stone amethyst works wonders for cheeks and chins alike. It’s also particularly helpful with under-eye tissue, getting rid of bags and dark circles.

Check it out here.

Jade Roller Benefits

4-1 Natural Gemstone Roller by Bliss Oak

Can’t decide? This set is interchangeable, so you can easily switch between jade, quartz, amethyst, and obsidian. Try them all out and see which works best for your skin type and needs.

Check it out here

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