LATEST OBSESSION: jade rolling!
Being the beauty junkie that I am, I figured it was time to give jade rolling a try. I had been seeing people talk about it on the internet & am always tempted to try out the latest beauty trends. However, I have to admit I didn’t have the highest of expectations when I ordered my $8 jade roller from Amazon… I figured, how well can one little $8 dollar device work?! After receiving the roller in the mail, I instantly threw it into the fridge, next to my vitamin c serum that I use daily. Tip: I always keep my facial products in the fridge to help combat inflammation and redness! The next morning, I decided to give good old jade rolling a try. I washed and toned my face, applied my serum, and started using the roller for the first time. MUCH to my surprise, I was VERY much into it! Not only does the cold wake you up in the morning, I loved the way my skin looked after those first five minutes of rolling my face in upward movements. Especially, those pesky under-eye bags. My real obsession with jade rolling began when I then applied makeup following that first time rolling. I noticed that my makeup seemed to go on more smoothy, and that I looked and felt more awake. I knew then that I was HOOKED!!
I might be getting ahead of myself here. You are probably wondering, what exactly this trusty jade roller is… it’s basically a roller device with two different sized jade stones on either end. Jade stones are thought to have “tremendous amounts of good energy and a positive effect on the skin.” It is said that “with daily uses the skin will feel tighter, more rejuvenated, and will shine with a natural glow.” Even if the whole crystal “energy” stuff sounds a little too out there to you, keep reading because the benefits continue.
To me the info that’s the most important with jade rolling is that it can “reduce your dark circles and puffiness under the eyes and promote blood circulation to the eye area. After a few days, you will notice some significant changes. Your face will be less puffy, feel less tense, and look tighter and more lifted.”
It honestly feels like it’s rolling out any wrinkles and DEFINITELY helps with pushing any serums or products into the skin. I’ve also noticed that it helps with brightening up the skin and preventing fine lines. If you are someone that likes to take extra good care of your skin, jade rolling is for you. It’s anti-aging, preventative, boots circulation and blood flow to the face, and also fights bags. I recommend doing it in the morning while drinking your coffee- definitely my favorite time to jade roll! You also kind of can’t go wrong with the $8 dollar jade roller. (;
To wrap it up for you, all you gotta do is apply that ice cold serum to the face (fresh from the fridge), and roll in upward movements for 5-10 minutes, going from the neck to the forehead. Tip: skincare products absorb better when you roll in upward movements. I also very much enjoy jade rolling in the evening, preferably while watching reality tv, HA.
Have you tried jade rolling yet?? Do you love results? Any other skincare hacks I need to know about? Let me know in the comments below!