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Benefits of Jade Rolling

Benefits of Jade Rolling

When it comes to skincare trends, we have truly seen it all. Sunscreen is thankfully on a popular rise, facial mists are a hit, and we always love a good face mask. One thing you may not have tried yet however, is a jade roller.

Now, although jade rollers are a rising trend in the skincare world at the moment, the ritual has actually been around for many years as it was utilized in ancient Chinese medicine practices. A jade roller is a small handheld skincare tool made from a jade stone. It has naturally cooling properties and as a bonus, looks incredibly chic on your vanity.

What are the benefits of using a jade roller?

Besides feeling incredible on the skin, using a jade roller can actually help with lymphatic drainage. I like to explain this as puffiness in the face, which is ultimately lymphatic fluid build-up. Many people enjoy jade rolling in the morning when they wake up to de puff under the eyes and rejuvenate their complexion. As well as this, jade rollers also relive tension in the face by gently massaging out pressure. This is a great tip for anyone struggling with jaw or neck tension!

The cooling properties of jade are also another benefit to the skin. They are calming and feel quite luxurious to use. If you struggle with minor irritation, redness, or inflammation in the skin, a jade roller will be an amazing addition to your routine.

Pro Tip: If you want to get the most benefits out of jade rolling, place it in the fridge or freezer overnight and use in the morning.

How to use a jade roller?

Start on the chest and neck moving upwards and out. Using gentle pressure, work slowly across the face working away from the center. Use the small side of the jade roller for around the eye area. An important key point to note is that the pressure should be gentle, and you can pass over each area 4-6 times. Ensure that the roller is always clean by washing it with a gentle soap after each use.

You can use a jade roller on a clean bare skin; however, to utilize all of the benefits, I suggest applying a serum or oil beforehand. I also enjoy doing it over top of a hydrating sheet mask to maximize absorption and reduce inflammation in the skin.

There you have it! Everything you need to know about jade rolling so that you can feel confident trying it out for yourself.  

Sarah Maxwell

Medical Aesthetician
Owner of Max + Well Skincare

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