What if I told you that you could fix your “chi” with the help of a jade roller? Yup, it seems like this green-hued gemstone is more than just a pretty little thing. After seeing these EVERYWHERE on my Instagram feed the past few months, I was definitely intrigued enough to research a little more about jade rollers. Here’s what I came up with.
A staple in ancient Chinese medicine, it was used by Chinese empresses before it became the next big beauty tool on Instagram. “Jade stones can be used as scrapers, rollers and massage stones,” says Dr. Apratim Goel, Cutis Skin Studio, Mumbai.
Just like a face roller, jade rollers have 2 stones of different sizes that roll on their axis; the bigger one can be used on your forehead and cheekbones while the smaller stone is handy for the under-eye area.
Poor blood circulation, rapid sugar indulgences and general swelling tend to show up around your eyes and cheeks first. A facial massage can ensure that the lymphatic fluid flows back into the cardiovascular system as it naturally should. Roll it from your neck, towards your forehead in short strokes. In addition, the cooling effect is immensely relaxing.
I’m 32 and I’ve spent a fair share of money on serums, eye creams and facial oils. The application is always tricky. After watching YouTuber Tati use her Clarisonic Facial Brush to blend in her foundation, I was tempted to use a brush/roller as well. So, if you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your super expensive serum or jojoba facial oil, a jade roller just might be the perfect applicator you’re looking for.
Dark circles, eye bags, puffiness; these are sometimes because of genes, but mostly our lifestyle and diet. “A 5-minute massage with a jade roller is soothing because it closes superficial blood vessels,” says Goel.
Think about it? Why do you even enjoy a facial? Mostly, it’s how a therapist massages your face, relaxing your muscles at certain points. Using a jade roller has shown to reduce redness and inflammation and it feels great!
Now that we’ve established that jade rollers can be beneficial (and look great in flatlays), here’s a few we’ve heard good things about.
1. Amogha Ularma Jade Roller (Rs 550): If you’re just starting with this, it might be the right amount of money to invest in it.
2. MountLai Jade Roller (Rs 2,203): One of the most Instagrammed jade rollers, this brand is known to use good quality gemstones.
3. Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller (Rs 2,916):
4. Shiffa Jade Roller (Rs 4,329): Consistent usage helps boost blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
So, are you planning on getting one?