Shop the Herbivore cruelty-free skincare line to elevate your beauty ritual with strong botanicals and minerals that will make you feel and look your best daily. Your roller should never cause pain or tug your skin. Rolling too aggressively can irritate and even damage the skin, especially in sensitive areas, like under the eyes. Work the gua sha tool across the targeted area in smooth strokes, as if you’re gently scraping the skin, Engelman suggests. A gua sha tool is a scraper-like tool that’s often made of jade, quartz, or other stones. Jade rollers are effective at pushing excess fluids and toxins through your lymphatic system, says Dendy Engelman, MD, a board certified
Sofia, a grad student living in New York City, told me her jade roller habit was born of necessity. “I have rather long acrylic nails, and I felt I was wasting a lot of product—and money—getting it caught on my nails and cuticles or absorbed by my fingertips,” she says. “Even if you’re skeptical about whether it helps things like circulation and collagen production, it’s good if you want a gentle face massage without all the tugging and pulling,” she says.
It’s not generally an applicator, though; instead, it functions as a facial stone face massager tool traditionally used along the jawline and the under-eye area. Gently glide the Dual Jade Roller over clean skin of face and neck daily for 2 minutes. The roller is moved with just the weight of the roller pressing the skin. Can be used before application of make-up or after applying Shiffa moisturizing cream or ampoules to encourage deeper absorption of skincare products.
Fake jade rollers are usually made with dyed marble or glass. “The benefit of a jade roller, as opposed to a simple massage with the hands, is that the cool temperature of the stone may help alleviate puffiness,” Engelman says. Jade rollers have their benefits, but they have their limits, too.
While this option features jade, there are other similar tools composed of rose quartz or amethyst too. To fight puffiness, you’ll also need the right skincare products. A great eye cream is essential and look for skincare ingredients like caffeine, humectants and antioxidants to help depuff. Wizemann also recommends aloe vera’s gel-like formulation for an instant cooling sensation.
Use the textured end for a more invigorating facial massage, known to help relieve tension while refining and toning. Treat your complexion to an intensive moisture boost and dial up a healthy-looking glow. The eyes may be our greatest asset, yet often reveal the first signs of ageing. As we get older, it’s not enough to rely on just a good night’s sleep to look our best.
Starting on the chin, work from the center outward and upward on the cheeks. Relieves stress, detoxiﬁes the skin and reduces inﬂammation allowing the skin to achieve a healthy, youthful glow. Reduces the appearance of pufﬁness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes.