In the article Dr. Purvisha Patel, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare discusses the best way to use jade rollers and how to promote lymphatic flow.
Jade rollers have been pretty popular lately, for their ability to boost blood circulation, reduce swelling and puffiness, and help your skincare and makeup products absorb into your skin more efficiently through facial massage. The jade roller has basically become a backstage essential at fashion weeks and a necessity in models and makeup artists kits for its lifting and contouring effects. They’re perfect to use with your moisturizing products in the morning and at night – they’ll even help you fake a good night’s sleep. Yet despite the current buzz, it’s actually a beauty tool that’s been around for centuries.
“It’s thought that jade helps with negativity and gives good vibes. Since it’s very hard and not very porous, it stays cool.” says Dr. Purvisha Patel, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Founder of Visha Skincare.
Stemming from mines in Asia, the hyped-about gem is mostly used on the face with special attention being paid to the under eye area. The best way to use one is to roll it from the center to the edge of the face, which will help reduce puffiness. For the neck, it should be rolled up and down, which promotes lymphatic flow and tones the underlying muscles, according to Dr. Patel.