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21 Jun

Jade Rollers | Do They Really Work?

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Real Jade Roller lymphatic drainage massage

Who knew you can get plump, firm and glowy skin from an in-home facial tool that’s under $20? Today I’m giving you the 411 on Jade Rolling, all it’s benefits and why you really need to make it part of your skincare routine. Some of you may still be contemplating about investing in this “insta-hyped” facial tool or have recently picked one up with no idea how to properly use it. After all, it is just a pretty rock on a metal stick, but there’s a reason why it’s everyone’s favorite depuffing tool! If you want to get in on the glow-enhancing, de-puffing action of a jade roller, keep scrolling to read my guide on how to maximize the use of this beauty tool and get to rolling! (hah get it, 😉).

What is a Jade Roller? 

A Jade Roller is a facial tool made from 100% natural jade stone, designed to decrease puffiness, increase circulation and smooth fine lines. I like to think of it as a daily workout for your face or better yet, a mini at-home facial session! Even though Jade Rollers popularized during the latest round of in-home beauty devices, they aren’t new to the market. These facial tools have been around since the 17th century in the hands of Chinese empresses and members of high society (fancy right)?. The Jade Roller is great for calming your skin, eliminating toxins, decreasing morning puffiness, and stimulating collagen. At first glance it looks pretty straight forward compared to a lot of the other skincare gadgets out there, but there’s a bit more technique to rolling your skin to all these amazing benefits.

How do you use it? 

Always start by cleansing your skin and applying your morning and evening skincare as you normally would. The most important motto when it comes to Jade Rolling is to always roll outwards, never inwards!!

1. Start at the centre of your chin and roll outwards towards your hairline.

2. The bridge of your nose is the central point of your face and you should always work outwards from there. Start at the corner of your nose, doing big sweeping motions working away from the nose and towards your ears.

3. Most Jade Rollers are double-ended to use around the eye area and mouth. Using light pressure, apply the small end of your jade roller into the inner corner of your eye and roll outwards towards your temples.

4. To finish off the eye area, use the larger end of the jade roller at the start of your eyebrows and roll downwards towards your temples.

5. On your forehead, use gentle strokes and roll upwards towards the hairline and then finish off by rolling horizontally across your forehead.

When to use it? 

You should be using your jade roller during your morning and nighttime routine. My favorite way to use my Jade Roller is after cleansing my skin, toning and applying my skincare products. I feel like it helps all the products seep into my skin that much better, plus it feels like a mini facial session! A big bonus when you have busy mornings and need a 5 minute pick-me-up before rushing out the door! Notice how glowy and tightened your face looks after a professional facial? When you go to an esthetician, they throughly massage and work each product into your skin after applying it and most importantly, they take their time. Whereas we tend to apply our products on a surface level rather than really working them into the skin and allowing them to sink in. Using your jade roller after applying your skincare products is the best way to finish off your routine.

How can it benefit my skin? 

First off, Jade is a natural stone that’s been used in traditional Chinese beauty rituals for centuries and is known to eliminate toxins, protect and heal your skin. In traditional Chinese medicine, jade was used to eliminate negative energy, heal pain, and revitalize certain areas of your body. Incorporating a jade roller into your skincare routine has many benefits:

• LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE: If used correctly, jade rolling will stimulate lymphatic drainage throughout your entire face and help get rid of that “I barely slept last night” look. The reason why you must always roll outwards is because you’re breaking down the lymph fluid away from your eyes and certain places where it tends to accumulate. Many factors such as unhealthy diet, dehydration, and lack of sleep can make it harder for your body to rid toxins without manaul stimulation.

• IMPROVED CIRCULATION: I like to think of jade rolling as a mini workout session for your face. It’s important to stimulate blood circulation in our face too! Often, not having good blood circulation in your face can lead to acne, dark undereye circles, and dull skin.

• HELPS YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS ABSORB BETTER: Jade Rolling after applying each-step of your skincare routine will help the product better absorb and penetrate into the deep layers of your skin. If you’re not maximizing the effectiveness of your skincare products, you’re wasting both your money and time. No skincare product should be sitting on top of your skin and using a jade roller to massage it all in will make sure it never does.

• REDUCES PUFFINESS & SWELLING: Whether you had a long night of partying and drinking or you were up all night studying, we all have those days where we wake up with puffiness and dark circles. This is one of those times when you’ll want to put your jade roller in the fridge for 5 minutes prior to using it! The cooling sensation alone will sooth your skin and help reduce undereye swelling and puffiness. The cooling coupled with the lymphatic drainage will decrease swelling and shrink blood vessels, especially in the eye area.

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– I love storing my jade roller in the fridge for that extra coolness. The cooling sensation feels like an instant pick-me-up in the mornings!

– If you’re applying serums or moisturizers before jade rolling, make sure to roll the stone between your hands to get it a bit warmer. This will open up your pores a bit more and ensure better absorption!

– If you don’t regularly use a toner, start using one. When using the jade roller, you’re massaging any make-up residue or dirt into your skin along with your skincare products. You want to make sure your face is clean before picking up your jade roller.

– Your final step should ALWAYS be cleaning your jade roller using a damp towel with soap and water, especially if you’re applying face products and oils on your skin before jade rolling.

Shop Jade Rollers: 

Hope this post has been helpful! Let me know if you want to see a tutorial of my Jade Rolling technique on IG stories :) 

XO, Jessi 

  • Glory of the Snow

    I need to definitely get on of these jade rollers!


    June 21, 2018 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Comfy Cozy Up

    Nice review! I always wonder if it really works.

    June 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Roses for Fridays | by mia

    Such a lovely review of this roller product … I have seen them introduced back in Hong Kong years ago, never had the chance to get to know them. Looks to be a very interesting tool for beauty. I really love ♥️ that. Merci for the lovely review Mademoiselle Jessi. 🌷♥️🌷

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    June 21, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Shakira Sacks

    Ooh I really enjoyed reading your take on these!


    June 21, 2018 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Andreea Birsan

    Ahh, I’ve been really curious about them! Need to get my hands on one. Have a lovely day. xx


    June 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Manisha from modlotus

    That’s definitely on my list to try, never heard of jadecrollers before.

    June 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • Mariann Yip

    I’ve been on the fence about trying and their effectiveness, but I must try it not! http://mariannyc.com/2018/06/19/staycation-at-the-williamsburg-hotel/

    June 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm Reply
  • Allie Mackin

    I just recently got one of these although a slightly different design. Have not tried it yet, got it for puffiness and I am hoping it is going to work.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    June 21, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Jen

    I have heard a lot about these rollers! I need to give them a try ♥


    June 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm Reply
  • Anya Dryagina

    Thanks a lot for the interesting post)
    Have a nice Friday)

    June 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Courtney Hardy

    I’ve heard many good things about Jade Rollers and they sound awesome.

    June 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Miss Nev

    I need to try this jade roller asap! Thanks for sharing x

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

    June 21, 2018 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • Yvonne

    I have never heard of this so I need to check it out. Thanks for the info, Jessi!
    xo Yvonne

    June 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska
    June 21, 2018 at 10:51 pm Reply
  • Jessie

    I didn’t even know jade roller existed before reading this post! It sounds again! Thanks for sharing this.

    Xx, Jessie

    June 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    This looks really interesting. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Jade roller, and I’ve been really fascinated by people’s results. I guess it’s time for me to try it myself. Thanks for the lovely review dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    June 22, 2018 at 12:11 am Reply
  • Jessica Kay

    This looks like a fun gadget to try out!! I bet if anything it will increase the absorption of the regular skincare product that we use. Thank you for sharing Jessi!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

    June 22, 2018 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Fashion Column Twins

    We so need to try these! We’ve been talking about getting one forever. Great info!

    xo Emily & Elizabeth

    June 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Radi

    Sweet… I’ve never heard of jade rollers for the face before. Sounds like the perfect tool to add to your pampering day.
    Happy weekend Jessi!


    June 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Shira

    I’m obsessed with my jade roller! It feels so calming on the skin especially before bed :)

    June 23, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Millie | Queenmillie

    I have to agree with you!! They sound extremely fancy, but what they can offer sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing Jessi <3

    Millie x

    June 23, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply
  • Jenelle

    I have to get one! I just used my Mum’s the other day and it was so nice. I do have a gua sha tool, so I have been using that and love it. It’s cool that they are affordable too.
    xx Jenelle

    June 24, 2018 at 12:06 am Reply
  • Miki

    I have a jade roller and stopped using it, but I seriousy need to use it more. I didn’t even realize it helps with the depuffing – great for after you land from a flight!! Thanks for sharing girl!
    Have a lovely week!


    June 24, 2018 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Lisa Autumn

    I wanted to get one of them for ages but wasn’t really sure.. but now I need to order one asap!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    June 25, 2018 at 4:08 am Reply
  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    I definitely want to get one and include it in my everyday beauty routine. Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    June 26, 2018 at 12:49 am Reply
  • Ashley

    I just love how PRETTY jade rollers are- I really need to snag one!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    June 26, 2018 at 8:23 am Reply
  • Demi

    Interesting. I’ve always wanted to try it but not really sure the pros and cons. Love the review.

    Demi | http://demibang.com/

    June 26, 2018 at 10:48 pm Reply
  • Lily Kanaya

    I need to give them a try , since your review really makes me want to try it :)

    – Lily Kanaya

    July 1, 2018 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Francesca

    I’ve heard of of these before but didn’t know exactly how they worked. After reading your post I definitely need to get my hands on one!

    xx F

    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    July 3, 2018 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Miley

    Love your look.


    May 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm Reply
  • Jade Roller

    Nice Content thanks for sharing ..

    April 21, 2020 at 7:08 am Reply

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