You asked, I’m answering: what the f*ck is jade rolling?
This ancient Chinese beauty hack is said to depuff, detox and increase circulation. How, you ask? The jade roller is a double-sided roller made of natural jade stone, which is a healing stone, and is used to massage the face. Rolling your face and neck 3-5 times per week is supposedly jam-packed with crazy benefits, it’s no wonder everyone has been going bananas over these things. Here’s what these little suckers can do:
+ By rolling the jade roller along your face, jawline and neck, you are increasing circulation to said areas which ultimately helps neutralize your skin tone.
+ The rolling motion helps with lymphatic drainage which acts as a detox, helping to eliminate toxins.
+ Using a jade roller to lather in your serums and moisturizers helps activates the ingredients deeper in your skin.
+ Jade rolling reduces puffiness and wrinkles, while increasing elasticity of the skin.
+ Rolling the cold stone on your face feels amazing. Period.
So, how the heck do you use them?
First, wash your face as you normally would before bed, and apply any serums and moisturizers. I use Pixi’s Glow Tonic— which has 5% Glycolic Acid to shed dead skin, ginseng to improve circulation, and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate— the Glossier super pure serum to flush out impurities, and Leahlani’s champagne serum to strengthen my skin cells and reduce inflammation.
Then, you roll.
Grab your jade roller. I like to keep mine in the refrigerator so that it’s extra cold. Seriously, try it. It’s the best. Roll in outward and upward motions for 2-5 minutes, or until your serum is evenly lathered on your face and neck.
The jade rolling presses your serums deep in to your skin, so I usually follow up with a bit of moisturizer after I’m done for good measure.
I typically roll 3-4 times a week, before bed, but will occasionally use the jade roller in the morning after a night of drinking or before a photo shoot to de-puff (in lieu of an ice roller). Also, the cold jade works wonders on headaches. You’re welcome.
I got my jade rollers for like seven bucks a piece on Amazon, I keep one in the fridge and one in my toiletry travel bag, and they were worth every dang penny.