So you heard about jade rollers and their complexion-perfecting abilities, and now you’ve got yourself a crystal facial massager to top off your skincare routine. Like your favorite beauty vlogger, you have it sitting pretty on your vanity and you’ve been rolling away religiously. The question is: are you sure you’re making the most of it? Sure, at-home facial rolling shouldn’t be all that complicated, but there are a few do’s and don’t’s to follow to ensure you roll along smoothly. Here are 6 of ours!
6 DO’S AND DON’T’S FOR USING A JADE ROLLER
DO: START FROM THE CENTER
You can roll and focus on whatever area you please, just be sure to work your roller from the inside out. This means using the center of your face as a starting point. Roll from the sides of your nose towards your ears, from between your brows towards your hairline, and so on. This most effectively pushes out built-up lymphatic fluids.
DON’T: ROLL OVER DAY-OLD MAKEUP
Beyond de-puffing, facial rollers can also help your skin absorb skincare products better. Given this logic, the same would be true of any dirt and debris. If you roll over day-old makeup, chances are you’ll be pushing it into your skin, which could clog your pores and break you out.
DO: MAINTAIN A GENTLE ROLLING PRESSURE
A good rule of thumb to follow is if you’re pulling at your skin so much that it hurts, then you’re doing it wrong. The purpose of a facial roller is to relax your skin, so do maintain a steady pressure that massages out any swelling without making you wince.
DON’T: NEGLECT TO CLEAN YOUR ROLLER
If you plan on making facial rolling your new skincare norm, then it’s important to keep your jade roller squeaky clean. You’ll be using it on your delicate face everyday (and/or night!), so you wouldn’t want it to become a breeding ground for bacteria.
DO: KEEP YOUR ROLLER IN THE FRIDGE
When chilled, jade rollers become extra effective. The cooled surface can further even out skin texture and soothe inflammation and irritation. And if nothing else, it just feels so nice over hot skin at the end of a tiring day.
Like we said, facial rollers are meant to relax your skin, not trouble it. This goes double for your general state of mind. Self-care time is supposed to be about making yourself feel good, so don’t rush through it like you’ve got a deadline. Savor the time you give yourself—you deserve it!
Just follow these useful tips and you’ll be rolling like a pro!
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