Why Facial Rolling with Different Crystals Totally Rocks!
Brief History of Facial Rolling
Although it seems to be popping up everywhere on social media, facial rolling has actually been a practice for quite some time. Commonly referred to as the Botox of the Far East, Jade Rolling has been an ancient Eastern skincare ritual dating back to the 7th century. It used to be available only to the upper class in China. Now it’s finally found its way around the world and has become popular due to its non-invasive nature and skin-loving benefits.
Different Types of Stones & Why They Rock
Jade is a type of crystal known to reduce stress, believed to bring harmony, peace and attract luck and opportunity.
Jade is thought to improve the immunity of the skin and promotion of skin cell turnover. It is primarily suggested for those who wish to address wrinkles and loose skin and is believed to help elevate your skin’s resiliency and prevent future wrinkles from developing, acting as an anti-aging roller.
This material is also known for its calming properties. This makes it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.
Rose Quartz is known to reduce puffiness and soothe facial redness and irritation. It’s an ideal roller for those with extra sensitive skin. It corresponds to the heart chakra's center for love and increases self-love. It has a glass-like smooth texture and is very cooling.
Rose quartz is often referred to as the Crystal of Venus. Venus is the goddess of love and beauty. Proponents believe it is best for detoxing the skin, lifting and softening fine lines or wrinkles, and releasing negativity.
Obsidian comes from solidified molten magma that came out of a volcano, so it can be found all over the world in areas with volcanic activity.
Black Obsidian can be hand warmed prior to use and is great to use on congested, blemish prone skin. The warmth of the obsidian encourages stimulation of the lymphatic system and circulation. Black Obsidian can also be put into the fridge prior to use to help de-puff.
With elements of fire, water, and earth, this stone has very potent energy properties. Black obsidian is thought to surface imbalances within a person so that they can be released. It has a healing effect that can penetrate skin and rejuvenate the body and spirit. Your muscle tissues will see benefits over time as the negative energies are magnified and set free. If you believe in the strength of crystals and their effects on the body, this a great material to choose.
Gua Sha Stone = Tension Reliever
Gua means scrape, and Sha means sand. Scrape the flat stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. A Gua Sha stone is an incredible sculpting tool.
We store a lot of tension in our muscles (including our facial muscles) as we go about our days. Tension, especially along the jaw, can keep blood stored away from the skin where it's needed most. The Gua Sha stone, when pressed over tight areas, can bring it right back. When used, it helps reduce facial and neck tension that can lead to tension headaches if not addressed. We also recommend trying it on your shoulders and collarbone to relax muscles and reduce aches.
Benefits Without Invasive Techniques
No matter which natural material you choose, facial rolling has some unique benefits when used consistently. Gentle stimulation helps to oxygenate your face and provide many benefits without extreme or invasive measures. You can get more toned skin, decreased puffiness, and a more rejuvenated look when you gently stimulate blood flow and ease facial muscle tension.
The best part is that you get these benefits at home.
Have puffy cheeks? Under eye bags? Rolling might be a good addition to your skin care routine. Want to help tighten up your pores? Rolling can help.
One of the best benefits is that they actually help make sure you are getting the most out of your skincare regimen because these rollers help your skin absorb your favorite moisturizers and serums. They also help to spread the product more evenly. When your products are more evenly distributed, you’ll get better results.