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Are Jade Rollers Really Worth Your Time?

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Although beauty hacks are easier to learn about these days, thanks to platforms like Pinterest and YouTube, there’s nothing new about using random items around your home for beauty and skin care purposes. Years ago, many people would place a metal spoon in their refrigerator and apply the rounded back under their eyes whenever they were puffy, and they would often see great results with this simple little trick. It is a quick, low-cost beauty fix that is similar to today’s jade roller trend.       

What Are Jade Rollers?

Jade rollers are small tools that look like tiny paint rollers. They feature a cylinder made from jade stone, which has been used as part of Chinese beauty routines since the days of the Qing dynasty in the 17th century. The stone is believed to have properties that will heal and soothe the skin.

In 2018, jade rollers became a beauty trend as Instagram users and beauty bloggers began showing how easy they were to use and the impressive effects they provided. They gained the attention of consumers in two popular interest groups: self-care and natural wellness. You can find jade rollers of all types from various brands and price ranges at major retailers online and offline. There is also a slightly more expensive rose quartz version available as well.

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Do Jade Rollers Work?

According to those who use them regularly, you can effectively remove toxins and eliminate puffiness by rolling the jade stone on your face. Some people even suggest that the rollers can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and help tighten your pores. For that reason, they are often referred to as anti-aging tools.

But in reality, jade rollers are not as effective as they claim. However, they do provide some benefits similar to getting a face massage. When done correctly, you can help increase circulation by using a jade roller. That could cause your skin to appear brighter and more vibrant. The boost in blood flow could also help minimize puffiness and make a face appear more contoured.

Those looking for a quick way to make their skin look more luminous should give jade rollers a try. However, if you are looking for a substantial change, you may be disappointed with the results.

Dermatologists suggest that it’s not the jade stone itself that benefits our skin. Instead, it’s the stone’s motion and how it keeps blood moving naturally through our circulatory system. Increasing circulation can help improve the flow of lymphatic system fluid. This fluid contains white blood cells that play an essential role in protecting us from disease and germs. The fluid flows slowly through our systems, but stimulation through massage can help move it along, allowing it to be more effective and beneficial to our overall health.

For best results in improving circulation, you should use jade rollers twice a day: once in the morning and again in the evening, preferably after washing your face. Of course, you can use the jade roller as often as you like. It can be a helpful tool anytime your skin could use some replenishment and calmness. 

Dangers of Using Jade Rollers

Jade rollers are generally safe to use; however, you should be aware of their potential to transmit bacteria. Failure to disinfect a jade roller could lead to severe skin irritation, redness, acne and breakouts. While the chill of the stone can help decrease skin puffiness, if you rub the skin too hard, you could end up doing more harm than good.

Learn More About Skin Care Techniques By Enrolling in an Esthetics Program

Ogle School offers an advanced esthetics program ideal for anyone interested in starting a career as a skin care professional. To learn more about Jade Rollers and other skin care trends, you can request more information about classes today. Programs are available for both full-time and part-time students.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.