If you’re in need of a zen beauty treatment, look no further than the traditional jade roller. Gliding the dual-ended gemstone massager over your face has been a practice in ancient Chinese medicine for centuries to calm, cool, and lift the skin. At its core, rolling works to de-puff your face from lymphatic fluid that pools up. “Jade rollers help decongest the lymphatic channels in the face,” explains Tennessee-based dermatologist Purvisha Patel. When coupled with your favorite products, the tool can also boost its effectiveness since it helps to drive them deeper into the pores.
As with most beauty products, all jade rollers are not created equal. “Look for a tool that is simple and streamlined,” she explains. “Find a jade roller without a lot of crevices that could grow bacteria in them.” Brit + Co pick: Herbivore Jade Facial Roller ($25)
To get started, follow these tips and get rollin’.
1. Place the roller underneath the eye, near the inner corner. Roll outward and upward, working from the inside out, repeating the same process on the other eye and on the orbital bone above the lid to break up puffiness and swelling.
2. Positioning the tool on your jawline, roll upward in a straight line. Repeat the same process on each side of the face to help plump the smile lines.
3. With the roller resting above the eyebrows, roll upward to the hairline in a straight line. This motion helps lift the brows and forehead.
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