FACE ROLLERS - DO THEY REALLY WORK?
WE PUT THE FACIAL ROLLERS (YOU'VE BEEN SEEING EVERYWHERE) TO THE TEST.
I (Annabell) have been using a face roller for a little while now. I bought the first roller after reading a blog post from a fellow model & blogger who recommended the Oils of Life Twin-Ball Facial Massager from The Body shop for only £16.00. This Face Roller has a nice sleek design and a lovely cooling effect on your skin (You can store it in the fridge if you want it cooler). Firstly, don't ever use it on dry skin as it can drag the skin and feel quite uncomfortable. It works best after applying a face oil first because the balls glide smoothly across the face and neck. I tend to use a facial roller in the evenings as I'm less rushed and can enjoy it more ;o) I can always see the difference straight after using it as my face looks more revitalised and fresh. Personally, I find the whole process really relaxing and like a message for the face, which is perfect before bed.
This facial massager improves skin tone and circulation and reduces puffiness and wrinkles. It's supposed to leave your skin feeling energised and looking radiant.
- Improves blood circulation and skin tone
- Increases skin elasticity
- Helps reduce puffiness and wrinkles
I had no idea that Jade facial rollers have been used for centuries. First documented in China back in the seventh-century, where they believed the stone had healing and protective properties.
I've of course seen the Jade roller a million times on Instagram and was always thinking about getting one. However, I only bought one recently after my Acupuncturist told me about the benefits of using one. The next day I ordered one online and have been hooked ever since. My Jade roller has a lovely cooling effect and I find it much easier to use than the twin ball roller. Many versions are dual-ended, featuring a smaller stone on the opposite end for use on smaller areas like around the eyes and between the eyebrows.
As you know our facial muscles store a lot of tension, this tension can cause wrinkles and fine lines, especially around our forehead and eyes. I grind my teeth at night, so I naturally hold a lot of tension, especially in my jaw and this jade roller is just brilliant (I wish I would have started using it years ago!). After I've applied my face oil I use it every night before going to bed for about 3 minutes. I roll it upwards using a gentle pressure to help loosen tension and promote circulation. I also tend to use a lot of pressure around my jawline to loosen up the tension in this area.
Facial rollers provide two main benefits:
They Increase blood circulation and lymphatic flow and optimize the penetration of your skin care products.
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