As a beauty enthusiast, I am always keen to try new skincare techniques–especially ones that promise to depuff, deep-treat, and diminish wrinkles. I first discovered face rolling through Instagram and was fascinated by the concept of gliding crystals on my skin (being well-versed in the healing properties of stones). If you are unfamiliar with face rollers, they are tools typically made from rose quartz, jade, or other crystals. Through gentle massage, face rolling can remove toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system, diminish puffiness, and deliver an immediate glow.
To reap the maximum benefits, I like to keep my roller in the fridge. Using a chilled face roller helps tighten pores and adds an extra pick-me-up in the morning. I’ve been implementing the chilled tool as the last step in my daily skincare routine to increase product absorption. And when I apply my sheet masks, I use the roller to help the ingredients seep more deeply. Pro Tip: You can use a cold face roller on your temples and around your face to alleviate headaches and migraines. What’s more, is using a roller over makeup will give your look a more natural finish.
Pro Tip: Use a chilled face roller on your temples and around your face to alleviate headaches.
How to use a face roller
- Always roll your tool upwards and in one direction–never up and down.
- Repeat up to five upward rolls in each area. First, roll outwards under the jawline.
- Next, use the face roller to roll out, towards your hairline, under the cheekbones, and then around them.
- Lastly, roll flat along the brows, and then upwards on the forehead.
- Work more gently over the neck and jawline, but be quick to firm over and under the cheeks.