No matter if you opt for a massage or a facial, trying a Jade Face Roller and a Gua Sha Tool is a must!
The Jade Face Roller is a massage tool that has been used as a beauty ritual in China since ancient times. It is known to improve circulation, enhance vitality, and brighten your complexion. This act of rolling the jade stone is comforting and indulgent, reducing facial tension and promoting relaxation. It helps to firm the skin and supports lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness, wrinkles, and improving skin tone.
There are several benefits of using a Jade Roller, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines, improving product absorption for maximum benefits, toning and firming the skin, reducing puffiness, improving skin elasticity, cooling and calming the skin, and reducing stress.
To use the roller, first cleanse and tone your face, then apply your preferred facial serum or oil. Roll the tool in an upward direction, allowing the product to penetrate deeper into the skin. Cooling the roller in the refrigerator can enhance its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, supporting circulation, natural collagen production, draining congested lymph nodes, and eliminating toxins. Regular use of this massage tool can reduce the look of puffiness, cool and soothe the skin, and help you get more out of your skincare products.
To use your Jade Roller, follow these steps:
- Eyes: Use the smaller end of the roller to massage the skin around your eyes. Start by placing the roller on the inner corner of your under-eye and roll outwards towards your ear. Repeat five times, and then switch to the other side.
- Forehead: Gently place the roller at the center of your forehead near your hairline. Roll downwards towards your ear until you reach your temple. Repeat five times, and then switch to the other side.
- Face: To roll your cheekbones, lips, and chin, use the same method as your forehead and eyes. Start at the center of your face (next to your nose, in the center of your upper lip, or the center of your chin) and roll outwards towards your ears. Repeat five times on each side.
- Use with other products: Cleanse your skin before using the roller. Apply your favorite facial oil or serum, and then use the roller as described above. The massage will help the products penetrate your skin more effectively.
The Gua Sha Tool is a facial massager that aims to relax facial muscles, improve blood circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage. It can increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines, leaving the face looking more radiant. Facial Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that involves using a flat jade stone to gently scrape the skin in order to rejuvenate it. The tool can relieve facial tension and aid in the absorption of skincare products. Benefits include improving skin health and radiance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, relieving tension, lifting and contouring the face, and aiding in meditation. To use, prepare your skin with tonic or oil and use the tool’s three distinct edges for different massage techniques. Suitable for all skin types, consistent use can create significant and long-term transformations in skin and overall wellness.
Using your Gua Sha tool is easy and can be incorporated into your daily skincare routine. Follow these steps:
- Begin by cleansing your face to remove dirt and bacteria.
- Apply a facial oil or moisturizer to your skin to help the tool glide smoothly over your face.
- Starting at the base of your neck, use a light scraping motion with your Gua Sha tool, moving upward towards your jawline.
- Continue scraping up towards your forehead, passing over your jawline, chin, and mouth.
- Glide across your cheeks and gently press under your eyes and across your eyebrows.
- Finally, finish with more upward scraping on your forehead, up to the hairline.
Wondering whether to use a roller or a Gua Sha? Generally, a facial roller is best for reducing puffiness, applying product, and smoothing the skin. On the other hand, Gua Sha is ideal for manual lymphatic drainage, relieving facial and jaw tension, and lifting and contouring the skin.