The Jade Roller - How To Use It Correctly

The Jade Roller – How To Use It Correctly

 

Recognise this beauty tool? I’m sure you’ve seen this floating around on social media since everyone and their neighbour seems to be raving about this tool, but do you know the history behind this beauty tool and what it really does for your skin?! I’m guessing the answer is ‘NO’ for a lot of you and that’s the reason behind me sitting here writing this post 🙂

 

Say hello to the Jade Roller – an age-old beauty tool that has been around for centuries, but has only recently come back in vogue. The Chinese believe Jade to be an imperial gem and it is the equivalent to Diamonds (for westerners) if not more precious!

 

If you read about the Chinese culture, you’ll find that Jade is not only considered as a status symbol, it is also a reflection of beauty, preciousness and goodness. The Jade stone stands as an embodiment of virtues like compassion, courage, justice, modesty, wisdom and not to forget – purity 🙂

 

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The Jade Roller, as the name suggests, is made from the Jade Stone, which is known for it’s healing properties. It is believed that Jade helps to calm anxiety and lessen fatigue. Not just that, it will also help balance your chi and protect you from negative energy. But, if you’re someone who is purely interested in its physical benefits, then read on, because this wonderful beauty tool has a lot to offer!

 

The Jade roller is most commonly used for aiding lymphatic drainage and is known for its anti-ageing effects. It smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles, depuffs the skin, lifts the undereye area and stimulates collagen production. How does it do all of that? The roller stimulates lymphatic drainage and increases blood flow and circulation as you massage certain areas of your face with it. Also, if you are using it alongside other skincare products, then this tool will increase the product absorption, adding to the benefits 🙂 

 

Not sure what Lymphatic Drainage means or why it’s important? Well, to put it in the simplest terms – it is flushing out toxins from the skin and it is important because that is what leads to healthier, glowing skin. We have several lymph nodes on our face and along our neck and if this lymph node system becomes sluggish for any reason, then it can cause dullness as well as cystic acne (especially around the jawline, chin and mouth). 

 

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Today, I want to touch upon How To Use a Jade Roller Correctly… so let’s jump right in. Now, there are a lot of theories and people tend to use jade rollers in different ways, but I’m sharing MY METHOD with you and I’ll also explain why I choose this particular technique.

 

 

The Jade Roller - How To Use It Correctly

How To Use a Jade Roller Correctly

 

 

 

 

Now, Notice 3 Things in the Image Above:

 

  • The Numbers 1,2,3… – these depict where you start and the order you follow while rolling.

  • The Direction of the arrows – this is the direction you will always move the roller.

  • The Black Dots on the left side along the ear, jaw and down the neck – these are where the lymph nodes are situated.

 

 

Also, before we begin, here are a few Thumb Rules to Remember:

 

The 1st Rule is – Always start at the neck!

The reason why I prefer to start at the neck is that we want to open the channels of the lymph nodes for the toxins to smoothly flow out of the body. If you have a sluggish or blocked lymph channel and you start at the forehead, the toxins will have nowhere to drain as the lymph node channels by the ear, jaw and neck are all blocked. Makes sense? So, that’s why ALWAYS START AT THE NECK 🙂

 

The 2nd Rule – Always move the roller Upwards and Outwards, going towards the lymph nodes

This is because we want to channel the toxins out of the body. When using on the face, always move the roller in upwards and outwards direction. This will help to uplift the skin and give you that tightening effect.

 

The 3rd Rule – Go Slow and Gentle!

Jade rolling is about pampering your skin, so please don’t rush through it. Make it a morning and/or an evening ritual…something you enjoy doing and you will see results. Also, be gentle with the roller – you really don’t need to put any pressure while rolling on your skin as the rolling mechanism does all the work for you.

 

The 4th Rule – Never Roll Back and Forth

Only go in one direction. I see so many people on Instagram rolling back and forth on their skin and that could lead to a lot of tugging and pulling of the skin, so please bear in mind to always roll in the same direction – never back and forth!

 

 

Let’s get started!

 

The Jade Roller - How To Use It Correctly

How To Use a Jade Roller Correctly

 

 

Step 1, 2 and 3

Neck, Jawline and Chin

Start by rolling down the neck to open the channel for lymphatic drainage. Gently place the big roller head right under your ear and roll down 5-10 times. Work in sections and make your way through to the other side. Once you’ve completed the downwards motions on the neck, start by rolling from the centre of the neck towards your ears – sideways and upwards direction. You are now lifting the skin up.

If you like, you can continue by combining step 2 and 1 – so roll sideways and up to the ear and then roll down from the ear to the base of your neck 🙂

Step 3 is where you start rolling in upwards and outwards direction because now the lymph nodes are beside your ear and along your jawline. Start from the centre of the chin and roll upwards towards the ear. Smooth, gentle rolling motions and repeat each section 5-10 times.

 

 

 

Step 4 and 5

Lip/Mouth and Cheeks

When you come to the mouth area, you can purse your lips and roll over them. Again roll upwards and outwards towards the ear.

Step 5 is your cheeks – again follow the same rule, up and out towards the ear. Work from the nose, out to the ears. You can also roll upwards starting at the jaw and push your roller till you hit your cheekbone – GENTLY. This will give you that chiselled cheekbones.

 

 

 

Step 6 and 7

Forehead

Start from the centre of the forehead, where the eyebrows meet and roll upwards, over your third eye area and towards your hairline. Repeat 5-10 times for each section till you cover the entire forehead. Next, roll sideways and towards the ear to flush toxins towards the lymph nodes by the ears and roll down the sides of the jaw all the way to the base of your neck – one sweeping motion. Repeat this movement 3-5 times.

 

 

 

Step 8

Eyes

Using the small roller, roll very gently from the inner corner of the eye towards the ear. Be very gentle around your eyes, because this area is very sensitive. You can also use the small roller and do gentle upwards motion under the eye and then roll towards the ear.

 

 

 

And that is how you use a jade roller correctly! 

In the next post, I’ll talk more about how to clean your jade roller properly and also what kind of skincare goes best with this beauty tool…so stay tuned! <3

 

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The Jade Roller - How To Use It Correctly

The Jade Roller – How To Use It Correctly

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • Rutu August 16, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Beautifully explained Ankita!! This step by step tutorial will make it easy for beginners.
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    • Ankita August 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much Rutu! <3

      I'm so glad you liked the post 🙂

      I feel it's very important to know how to best use your skincare (be that tools or products) in order to get the best results...and I felt there wasn't much information on Jade Rollers (especially in India), so i thought of sharing whatever I know so far 🙂

      Thank you so much for your love and support...it means the world!

      Reply
  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar August 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Interesting product, good to go through the necessary details.

    Reply
    • Ankita August 17, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Thank you so much!

      Glad you liked the post 🙂

      Reply

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