Does Jade Rolling Really Work?
While the idea of jade rolling might seem granola, it's actually a really easy way to get a glowy, fresh complexion. But does it really work?
The short-term science behind jade rolling is that it revs up your circulation, helping to de-puff your eyes and promote lymphatic drainage giving you a glow, albeit temporarily. Consistent jade rolling can help improve skin elasticity and even out your complexion.
It's actually a really simple way to get the effects of high-tech devices like the Ziip and NuFace, without the hefty price tag. I noticed an immediate difference in my skin after using one and it lasted for hours.
I use a jade roller from Mount Lai that I keep in the fridge when not in use. (Trust me on this.) There's nothing better to come home to than a cool facial massage after a long day. So light a candle, turn on your favorite reality tv show and get rolling. Here's how to do it:
Cleanse your face.
Apply your favorite serum, moisturizer, or gel face mask.
Get rolling! Start at your forehead, using outward and upward motions for about two minutes. If things get sticky, you can spritz with your favorite face mist to keep things moving.
I love using facial oils and serums when I roll—it helps increase the circulation to the face and helping with cell rebuilding, collagen boosting, and lymphatic drainage.
Wipe off any excess product (if using a mask) and let the oils and serums sink in.
And voila, you’re done! You can roll every day, but I aim for three or four times a week. Shop my favorite oils for jade rolling: