Are you doing your research on jade rollers and wondering what they’re all about?
They’re one of the biggest things in micro-circulation right now, and you’ve come to the right place to find out all about them!
In this article, we talk you through what they are and how you use them.
We also explore some of the main benefits associated with facial rollering. So read on for the ins and outs of jade rollers.
What are jade rollers?
They’re beauty tools, rollers, that are made from jade, which means they also happen to be really pretty to look at and are capable of brightening up many a bathroom shelf.
They’re used to massage the face, either alone, or with skincare products.
It’s believed that jade has beneficial properties that can reportedly help keep skin looking uplifted and youthful with regular use.
Some jade rollers are just one ended, while some are double-ended (there’s a larger, polished and rounded crystal roller on one end, and a smaller roller for smaller areas, such as around your eyes, on the opposite end).
Just like Gua Sha, jade rollers have been used for centuries, meanwhile, crystals, such as jade, have been a key skincare regime feature for thousands of years.1
Do jade rollers really work?
The million-dollar question…..do they work?
Well, there are lots of advocates out there for facial rollering in general, not just jade rollering, and there are plenty of online discussions supporting the use of jade rollers.
As for whether they work or not, as with all skincare treatments and routines, the results differ from person-to-person.
For instance, not everyone rollers their face in exactly the same way, using the same pressure and products, and for the same length of time, and at precisely the same day and time of the week.
And because of this, not everybody can expect to see the same results (there’s also their skin health to add to the equation too, e.g. some people may have more lines and sagging than others…)
Jade rollers are designed to work by gently rollering your facial muscles, which can potentially help reduce puffiness, especially if you pop them in the fridge before using them so they’re nice and cool on your skin.
However, don’t stress if you don’t get a chance to do this beforehand, jade is naturally cool anyway and tends to stay cool even when it’s being used on your skin.2
Meanwhile, the actual act of facial massage can reportedly increase circulation. The jade itself is also said to draw out any negative energy and balance your ‘chi.’3
Jade rollers are single or dual-ended facial tools that are used to gently massage the face.
Jade itself is a semi-precious stone that’s said to help keep skin looking fresh and stays cool, even when handled.
How do you use a jade facial roller?
Ok so, there is a technique to mastering the use of jade facial rollers.
However, it’s not overly-complicated, so after 2 or 3 goes, you should be a pro at rollering your face!
There are lots of guidelines out there; on the whole, they’re mostly similar (give or take a step here and there).4
How to use a jade facial roller
Begin in the middle of your chin, rolling out and up towards your ear.
Move the roller up to the side of your mouth and repeat.
Repeat again, starting this time at the side of the nose.
Roll under your eye, moving it horizontally toward your temple, and repeat it on your eyelid.
Move to your forehead and roll up from your brow to your hairline.
Then roll horizontally out towards your temple.
Do the same on both sides of your face.
Expert tip: Move your roller in an upward sweeping motion. Don’t let it drag across your face.5
Not sure which jade roller to use?
Psychic Sisters’ dual-ended jade facial roller has been specifically designed to help decrease facial and under-eye puffiness.
It’s also available in rose quartz and amethyst too.
What is the benefit of a jade roller?
Why use jade rollers over other trending facial tools?
It’s a valid question and one we’ve decided to tackle by doing our research on some of the benefits of using jade face rollers, and face rollers in general.
9 jade roller benefits
Read on four top benefits of jade rollers...
We’ve already mentioned this a bit further up, but one of the main benefits linked to jade facial rollering is circulation.
Massaging your face triggers your lymphatic system’s natural detoxification process, i.e. circulation and blood flow.
In the process, any excess fluid is drained away.6
Jade rollers help instantly create a healthy glow on the surface of our skin.7
According to a study carried out in 2018 that explored the effects of a 5-minute facial roller massage, researchers reported increased cheek blood flow.8
When our lymphatic system is kicked into gear, any excess fluid is drained away, which can lead to reduced puffiness and sharper facial contours in the process.
A study carried out in 2017 tested a massage device on 20 women for 8 weeks.
One group applied an anti-ageing cream and used the device daily, while another group only used the cream.
The researchers concluded that in the group that used the massage device, there was a visible improvement in their wrinkles.9
Easy to use
As you’ll know from reading the steps on how to use jade facial rollers above, they’re really easy to use!
You may have to re-read the instructions a few times before you remember them, but you’ll be a facial roller pro before you know it!
You may put off having a facial because of the cost or the fact you haven’t got the time to go for one.
But the beauty of having a jade roller is that you can do your own DIY facial whenever you like, and it doesn’t take up too much of your time either!
Increasingly hectic lifestyles mean it can be difficult to find the time to treat ourselves to some well-deserved ‘me time.’
But with a jade roller in your bathroom, there’s no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a 5-minute facial first thing in the morning or last thing at night…
Facial massages may help boost people’s mood, according to research carried out in 2008.
The study found that a 45-minute facial massage improved the mood of 32 women.10
Fancy a facial roller massage? No problem!
Once you’ve bought yourself a jade roller, that’s all you need; there’s no other kit or products to think about or keep reordering.
The only thing you must remember though is to keep it clean!
Which is better rose quartz or jade roller?
Yet another million-dollar question. And the answer is…both because it very much boils down to personal preference.
Rose quartz facial rollers
Referred to as the crystal of Venus, who was the goddess of love, rose quartz is associated with purifying and opening the heart.
It can be used to rid the skin of impurities and negativity.
Love sits at the core of rose quartz, with rose quartz rollers being recognised for holding their temperature well.
They tend to be a little harder than jade crystal and slightly smoother, with these two characteristics making them more suitable for sensitive skin.11
Jade facial rollers
Jade is widely associated with being calming as well as helping deliver inner peace.
Jade facial rollers are slightly bumpier than rose quartz rollers and stay cool, even while being used.
Because of jade’s calming properties, jade rollers are more suitable for sensitive skin.
Jade happens to be really porous, so it’s important you clean your roller every time you use it to keep it germ-free.
Are jade rollers bad?
Jade rollers aren’t necessarily ‘bad’ however, there are some circumstances in which you probably shouldn’t use them.
For instance, if your skin is particularly aggravated (skin rashes and breakouts) or cracked and sore, then it’s probably best to steer clear of jade rollering it.12
Because facial rollers are used all over your face – from your chin to your forehead and from cheek to cheek, be mindful of the fact that your roller will be spreading dirt as you move it around.
So if you have an active cold sore, it’s best you don’t use your facial roller until it’s fully cleared up.
Also, when it comes to jade rollers, as well as any other type of facial tool, remember to sanitise them after you’ve used them.
Both rose quartz and jade facial rollers have properties that are beneficial for our skin.
As it’s slightly smoother, rose quartz is more suitable for sensitive skin, while jade stays nice and cool and is more suited to sensitive skin.
Regardless of the crystal you go for, your roller needs to be cleaned every time you use it to prevent it from harbouring dirt.
Jade rollers are a skincare tool everybody can use and there are no guidelines around how often you need to use them and when you should use them.
Not only are they incredibly easy to use, but they can also potentially deliver positive skin benefits, which includes improved circulation and firmer skin.
Once you have one, we’re sure you wouldn’t be without it!
For more on facial rollers read, ‘A guide to facial rollers: How to use them & 9 benefits.’
The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Last updated: 3 February 2022