Turn Those Under-Eye Bags Into Chanel

by: TATIJANA VUJICIC

Are you tired of looking tired? Is your puffy face one of your biggest battles in the morning? If so, or even if you’re just looking for that extra glow to start your day, look no further than a jade roller!

For centuries, Jade has been known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a healing gemstone, and has been considered a sign of power and immortality used to bring out negative energy, retain good spirits, and balance your “chi.” So, it only makes sense that rolling this semi-precious stone over your face will have some great benefits.  

Jade rolling has taken over the beauty community as a quick and simple way of leaving your face feeling refreshed, re-energized, and ready to take on the day. There are many documented benefits of this practice, but the most notable are a reduction in under-eye darkness and puffiness, even skin tone, improved circulation and lymphatic drainage. I’ll explain, don’t worry. First, we’ll go over the benefits, then I’ll run through a quick how-to.

Benefits of Jade Rolling:

Reduces Under-Eye Puffiness and Darkness

You know the saying “as stubborn as a mule”? I swear, it was created to describe how difficult it is to get rid of my eye-bags. No product has ever succeeded in helping me look less exhausted. That is, until the jade roller came into my life. By clearing fluid retention under the eyes, tightening and reducing pore size, and shrinking blood vessels through its cooling sensation, the jade roller will turn those tired bags into a brand new Chanel.

helps with lymphatic drainage

Have you ever wondered why you wake up looking like a chipmunk? That puffiness is a result of lymphatic fluid that drains out of your lymph nodes and tends to accumulate in your facial area overnight. If you’re trying to tackle that puffy morning face, a jade roller can help drain the fluid and eliminate toxins at the same time. PS. This is why jade rolling has also why jade rolling has been used as a treatment for sinus and immune system problems for year.

Evens Skin Tone

If you’ve ever become fed up with your skincare products because you feel like they’re not working and you’re not seeing the desired results, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, this is another reason beauty gurus everywhere are swearing by their rollers. Applying your favourite serums, oils or mask prior to rolling will help push the product into your skin much more efficiently than using your fingers. Faster absorption means more effective results, and a brighter and more even skin tone.

Increases Circulation

What do anti-aging, less stress, and a healthy glow all have in common? Circulation! (And, you guessed it, jade rolling!) Gentle pressure and motion by the roller promotes blood flow around the face, leading to all of those amazing results and more. It will leave your face feeling tighter, brighter, and toned.

How to Use a Jade Roller

 

So how exactly do you use one? The process is actually quite simple, and can be broken into 4 easy steps:

  1. Cleanse your face thoroughly to get rid of any excess dirt and residue
  2. Apply your moisturizer, serum, or mask of choice.
  3. Starting with your jade roller at your neck, start rolling! The rolling is done in an outwards and upwards motion to maximize waste elimination and absorption. About three up-and-out rolls per section of the face (cheeks, chin, forehead) will do the trick.
  4. If you used a mask, wipe your face clean and apply a serum. If you used a serum or moisturizer, reapply a little more since the product has now been pushed deep into your skin.

Et voila, you’re finished!

Once you begin your journey with a jade roller, you’ll never look back. Get ready for a long road ahead filled with healthy, glowing skin that will make you the envy of everyone walking down those busy school hallways.

Below are some of my favourite jade rollers:

 

 

 

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