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Jade Roller

$20.00

Xiuyan Jade Roller

While jade rollers are having their moment in the beauty blogger social media world right now, they have actually been a staple in Ancient Chinese skincare routines since the 7th century. Empresses used Jade Rollers in their daily beauty regimen. You can think of them as handheld mini face massagers. They are believed to have healing and protective properties for the skin, including boosting blood circulation, reducing swelling, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and allowing for deeper penetration of skincare products. 

What does the roller do and how can it help your skin??
I like to keep my jade roller in my refrigerator so that it is cold and refreshing when I go to use it. I use mine morning and night after I have washed my face and applied my Face Lift. It is said that not only does this help with circulation, but it also helps your oils or serums to reach a deeper level of your skin, allowing the product to really penetrate and do its job. Jade rolling works best if you think of it as a massage tool: Roll back and forth, up and down and side to side, working around your facial contours and adding a little more pressure with the upwards motions. Jade Rolling also helps with lymph drainage if you start rolling from your nose as the central starting point, then rolling outward to the sides of your face; start in the middle of your chin and roll towards your ears; start at the top of your neck and roll down towards your chest. This rolling path is said to help detoxify your skin. 

Exactly the same way that a deep tissue session can leave your body feeling relaxed and refreshed, facial massage helps give your overworked facial muscles a little love (seriously, think about how often you put your jaw to work) which can, in turn, help loosen up those spots where wrinkles are born.

"Our facial muscles store a lot of tension," says Ling Chan, an esthetician and the owner of the facial-specializing Ling Skincare spa. She was also one of the early forces behind the jade roller's recent renaissance. "This tension can cause wrinkles and fine lines, especially around our forehead and eyes. Using a jade roller often can help to release tension in these spots." Gentle pressure and motion also promotes circulation, which plumps and firms skin and is a major contributor to that clean-living, eight-hours-of-sleep glow we're all striving for. "I came across the gadget in a Qing dynasty museum. Emperors used it as one of their ancient beauty secrets," says Chan. She started testing the devices on herself and was so enamored with the results ("I swear by it to make my skin more alive,") that she quickly integrated the tiny stone rollers into traditionally inspired treatments that have since graced the faces of the likes of Madonna, Behati Prinsloo and Naomi Campbell.

The most well-known benefits of using a jade roller include reducing inflammation and puffiness of the skin, reducing the appearance of under eye circles (especially if your roller is cold), stimulating the lymphatic system and blood circulation, brightening complexion, tightening pores, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, and allowing skincare products to penetrate more deeply. Aside from these benefits, I also find it very relaxing 

nything that you can do to trap skin-care ingredients against your skin until they're fully absorbed (and not evaporated or, say, rubbed off on your pillowcase) will help boost the effectiveness of them and significantly improve their results. 

The key to getting the most out of jade rolling, is to use the right tool. Make sure you're buying a Natural Xiuyan Jade Roller. Many of the cheaper versions on the market are actually made from glass and infused with dye to match the color of the jade stone- a good Jade Roller can vary from $25-$100.  Another giveaway of inferior quality is a roller that makes loud screetchy scratcy noise when you use it, and, of course, a too-good-to-be-true price point. Remember, high quality stone takes effort to craft, so if you buy a roller that costs less than you'd pay for a salad bowl, well, you're likely getting what you pay for. 

 

Not Only for Skin Care!!

Use your Jade Roller to massage mind blown into your temples, forehead, and back of neck or Itches Brew on your sinuses. You can use this tool to massage in Puff the Dragon for Lymphatic Drainage, Drain the Vein for varicose veins, Joint Juice - just wherever it hurst! It will help the oils penetrate deeper for more effective benefits!!! 

Made with 100% Natural Xiuyan Jade. 

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