How To Use a Jade Roller | Benefits + Demo for Face, Neck, + Eyes

by Molly Gardner
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Jade and Rose Quartz rollers have become the hottest skincare beauty tool of the year.  I wanted to weigh in on the benefits and changes I’ve noticed and also show how to use a jade roller for face, eyes, and neck.

Jade rolling really came into the spotlight this year (thank you to social media) and it’s easy to see why.   1 | they work  2 | they are beautiful tools to look at and keep on your vanity and  3 | they are super affordable.

The Benefits of Jade Rolling

  • lymphatic drainage –  retained water in face is pushed to the lymphatic drainage points, which reduces bloating and swelling and renews facial contours
  • increased circulation – increases blood flow, which adds glow to skin and can reduce wrinkles.  Increased blood flow can also help bruises heal faster.
  • helps serums penetrate – I’m a fan of anything that helps my skincare become even more effective
  • stress relief – it’s SO soothing

Jade is non-porous, meaning it won’t harbor bacteria.  Jade is said to be a purifying and healing stone that attracts prosperity and is considered a good luck charm.

Rose quartz is another popular material many rollers are made from, the stone is said to attract love.  Facial rolling/massage with these stones dates back thousands of years.

Shop | My List of The Best Reviewed Jade + Pink Quartz Face Rollers

How to Use a Jade Roller

Tool |

Most jade rollers come with two sides, a smaller side for use around the eye area and a larger roller for the face.

Pressure |

Make sure to use light, gentle pressure.  You don’t need to press the roller into your skin, the motion combined with the jade stone will do all the work for you.

Clean Skin |

Always use your jade roller with clean skin.

I wash my face first, then apply my toner and/or serum.  This is my favorite serum (it’s technically a toner, but I use it as my serum and it’s incredible).  The texture is slightly thicker than water and I swear it has made my skin look 16 again.  I pat it in with my fingers.

After I apply serum, I wait about a minute, then start jade rolling.

Also, sometimes I like to wash my face and apply a sheet mask or eye masks, then use the jade roller over them to give the mask a boost of effectiveness.  Double duty, baby!

Direction |

When rolling, make sure you only roll in one direction, don’t roll back-and-forth.

On the face, always roll up and out towards your hairline and outer edge of your face, including your jawline.

On your neck and chest, you can roll downwards and towards your heart.

The direction of rolling is important, because you are rolling towards the lymphatic drainage points on your face and body.  This pushes any retained fluids to those points so they can be flushed out.  Your body would do this naturally during the day, even one minute of rolling helps speed up that process and reduces bloating quickly.

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1 | Starting at the center of your brows, roll up towards your hairline.

2 | Continue this motion all over your face, rolling out the right side first and then the left.

3 | Underneath your eyes, use the smaller side of the roller to roll up towards the outer edge of the eye, all the way to the hairline.

4 | On the upper lid of the eye, roll from the inner corner of your eyes across your lid to the outer corner.

5 | When you get to your neck and chest, you can start to roll down and inwards towards your heart.

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Timing

This entire rolling process takes about 60 seconds total.  It’s pretty easy to fit in in the morning, while you make coffee, etc.  

When possible, I like to roll for even longer. If I’m working from home, I’ll jade roll while I check emails, that way I can roll for 10-30 minutes.  It’s so relaxing, it makes responding to emails a breeze.

I also like rolling at night, while watching tv.   Just make sure whenever you have time to roll, that your face is freshly washed and clean!  You don’t want to be pressing makeup and bacteria into your pores.

Cleaning + Storage

Speaking of cleanliness, I like to lightly spritz a cotton pad with alcohol and then rub my roller over it.  This keeps it sanitary and preps it for the next use.

It’s the fastest way and therefore the most likely I’ll be to actually follow through with the cleaning.  Because it’s my face roller, I’m more lax than I would be if it was a piece of jade jewelry.

You can also wash with a little face wash and water which is more gentle on the jade stone.

You can store the roller with your skincare or in the fridge if you want it ice cold.  The stone is already fairly cool to the touch.  But in the summer or after a late night, I do keep the roller in the fridge for the extra cooling effect.

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I hunted and read through countless reviews to find a roller that was well made and real jade.  I wanted to make sure it was sturdy and the base would hold up with daily use.  I created this list of the best reviewed rollers to save you from having to dig through hundreds of options. 

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I hope this post was helpful!  Let me know if you try jade rolling and what you think.  Are you obsessed and how long did it take for you to see results?

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