So let me start by being honest. When I first saw someone talk about jade rolling I said “What the hell is this?” I thought it was just another gimmick that marketers were trying to put people on. I will also be honest and say I didn’t even think to look it up or its benefits. I just wasn’t interested.
I finally became interested once I saw Marianna of Life With Me talk about it on her IG stories and she did a short YouTube video on them. I’m really into skincare these days and any way I can give my products an extra boost, so I decided to give it a go.
What is jade rolling?
Jade rolling is an ancient practice of rubbing cool jade stones across your face and neck. If you’re into crystals and healing, jade is associated with protecting against negative energy and balancing your chi. It is rumored that centuries ago it was a practice used by wealthy Chinese women. Today they can range in price from $10 to upwards of $100.
I couldn’t have picked a better day to use my jade roller for the first time. I had worked 12 hours the day before, barely got any sleep. I was in a pseudo foul mood and completely drained (mentally and emotionally) and my face was puffy. I took a nice long hot shower thinking that would wake me up, and it didn’t.
I cut my jade roller out the pack and realized it was really cold to the touch. I rolled it on my face for a few minutes and I instantly yelled out (yes in the house by myself) OMG THIS IS AMAZING!
Keep reading to learn more about jade rolling and all of its benefits!
What are the benefits from jade rolling?
- balances energy
- protects against negative energy
- increases blood circulation
- evens complexion
- decreases fine lines and wrinkles
- decreases puffiness
- assists in lymphatic drainage
How do you do it?
- Keep your jade roller in the refrigerator (or put it in the freezer 15-20 mins before use)
- Cleanse your face thoroughly
- Apply serums and/or moisturizer
- Roll on face and neck for about 2 minutes in an upward motion
Are you into jade rolling? Would you consider it? Leave a comment below and let me know!