How many of us scroll through Instagram to find cute new outfits, local coffee shops to visit and even discover hikes with bomb views?
Well, the same goes for beauty trends. I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with following “shelfie” pages on Instagram. They save me the trouble of buying expensive products and not liking them, since shelfies are pretty ruthless reviewers! One of those beauty trends amongst shelfies and bloggers alike, is one I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen - the jade roller! The jade roller is one product that EVERYONE seems to be loving.
While jade rollers might be Instagram famous in 2018, they’ve been around for thousands for years and date back to 7th Century China.
What are some of the benefits of jade rolling?
First of all, let me say that the best feeling ever and biggest benefit I’ve experienced is just how relaxing an ice cold jade roller feels on my skin in the morning. I put mine in the freezer at night and roll it across my face in the morning. It feels especially amazing under the eyes! It helps with any puffiness and even decreases the size of my pores before I apply make up.
Other touted benefits are helping with circulation and stimulating collagen production. The increase in circulation can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda and Alicia Keys are all reported fans of jade rolling!
So, how do you incorporate jade rolling into your routine?
You can place the jade roller in cold water or the freezer before using it to add an extra cooling effect.This can help with puffiness and dark circles!
Cleanse your face and apply your favourite serum or facial oil. The roller will help your skin absorb the product more deeply and also bring blood to the surface of your skin, leaving you extra glowy. We recommend working in Meltdown before bed if you feel any spots forming!
Roll from the middle of face outwards. Use the larger stone for your chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. Use broad sweeps and work away from the nose area. Roll across the forehead, cheeks, jaw and neck. Use the smaller stone to massage gently around your eyes.
Enjoy your newly glowy, pampered skin. Or at the very least, relish in the comforting moments of your mini facial massage, at home self care moment!