We give you the lowdown on the latest beauty fad to invade your insta feed.
What exactly is a Jade roller?
The jade roller is a beauty tool made of jade stone, that’s rolled across your face to decrease puffiness and under eye circles. It looks like a tiny paint roller and works in pretty much the same way.
What are the benefits?
It’s a two pronged approach. For the practical people the cold roller boots circulation, de-puffs and improves skin elasticity. It also stimulates the lymphatic system and promotes lymphatic drainage.
If you’re more into the Chinese Medicine side of it - Jade is considered a sign of power and immortality and is supposed to facilitate an abundance of divine energy flowing into one’s life. Well it can’t hurt can it?
How do you do it?
On a clean face, gently glide the roller over the face in an upwards motion, towards the ears. On your forehead begin the middle and move out to your ears either side. There’s no need to add pressure, just let the roller do its thing. You can use it on its own, or when applying serums or creams to aid deeper penetration into the skin. Keep it in the fridge to maximise the cooling effect.
Does it work?
Like all things skincare, you won’t see immediate results and one thing alone isn’t going to change your face completely. But consistent use will aid what you’re already doing. So don't expect miracles but it's definitely worth adding to your arsenal.
Where do you buy one?
Online mostly! They vary in price but all do the same job.