When it comes to facial tools, there are so many to choose from. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the latest and greatest gadgets — light therapy wands, microcurrent devices, microdermabrasion machines, electronic sonic face brushes, and the list goes on. However, one of the best facial tools is one of the least high-tech. In fact, it’s hundreds of years old, used by Chinese women since the 17th century. Yes, we’re talking about facial rollers. Facial rollers for anti-aging have been used throughout history!
A simple enough tool, it looks like a mini paint roller, commonly made out of gemstone. Jade is the most common gemstone, but others are popular as well, such as rose quartz, amethyst, quartz, blue spot jasper, and obsidian.
Benefits of Facial Rollers for Anti-Aging
Is a facial roller necessary in your anti-aging regimen? Not necessarily for everyone, as perhaps some people have other methods to get similar benefits. However, in our experience, once people give it a try for a few days, they refuse to go a day without it!
Facial rollers are said to have the following benefits:
- Removes toxins from the skin
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces puffiness
- Smooths fine lines
- Decreases dark circles and under-eye bags
- Improves and brightens skin tone
- Eases tension headaches
- Tightens pores
- Relieves stress
The biggest benefit that most people experience is fresher looking, more toned skin, from reduced puffiness. This is because using a facial roller gives your face a massage. It gently relaxes the tissue of your face to stimulate the lymphatic system.
The main purpose of the lymphatic system is to remove waste and distribute immune-boosting white blood cells. When the lymphatic system becomes overburdened, it doesn’t work quite as efficiently. Consequently, that shows up in your face, in the form of puffiness, lackluster tone, acne, fine lines, and/or discoloration. Unfortunately, the natural aging process, UV damage, diet, and other factors will contribute to your lymphatic system not working as well as it should.
Once stimulated by a facial roller, the lymphatic system is encouraged to release any buildup of toxins and fluids that are causing these issues. As a result, people tend to experience brighter, tighter, younger-looking skin.
How to use Facial Rollers
Here are some tips on using a facial roller:
- Store your facial roller in the fridge for an invigorating experience and to enhance its effects.
- Use it only after washing your face — you don’t want to push any dirt or bacteria deeper into your skin.
- Use it after serums or oils to enhance their absorption.
- Rub gently in upward and outward motions. Use more pressure as you reach the outer edges of your face.
- Don’t forget to roll down your neck! For adequate lymphatic drainage, massaging your neck is just as important as your face.
- Wash the roller with soapy water or wipe with an alcohol pad after each use.
Which Facial Roller to Use
You’ll find there are a lot of options when it comes to facial rollers! We mentioned that there are rollers made from various gemstones. With different gemstones having different physical and metaphysical properties, and with facial rollers now available at all price points, how do you know which to use?
Well, two of our favorites are sold right here at Hawaii Blue. If you want our recommendation, try the Blue Spot Jasper Roller. The meaning at the heart of blue spot jasper crystal is all about confidence, courage and the strength of one’s convictions. Blue jasper gemstones are natural heart chakra stones. Blue crystals are always calming, centering and encouraging.
For a different take on the traditional facial roller, try the Ke Pi’i’ana (Uplifting) Germanium Roller. The Germanium Facial roller utilizes a combination of the natural Germanium material and Semi-Conductor technology. Germanium is a rare natural material known for its healing abilities and strong antioxidant properties. The semi-conductivity properties help to re-balance and increase the levels of the body’s energy. It can also help activate enzymes, promote cell metabolism, and protect skin against damaging UV light.
Professional-Level Results at Hawaii Blue
A facial roller is a fantastic tool to encourage and maintain youthful skin. We believe facial rollers for anti-aging should be in every toolkit. However, a single at-home tool is not a cure-all for your skin concerns. For professional-level results, don’t neglect going to a professional to get the customized results you are looking for. There are many ways we can help you look ten years younger! So, schedule your consultation online today. Come on by our Virginia Beach medspa or Newport News medspa — we can’t wait to see you!