Healing compromised skin or promoting healthy aging can be either feel like a chore or a delight. Considering there are many “tips” and techniques that produce minimal lasting results, it’s important that every skincare effort is mindful and effective, rather than being harmful or toxic to our skin. As people in the modern skincare world are waking up to the importance of green beauty, they are also seeking natural treatments that make them feel and look divine - or at least radiating an *inner glow*.
Massage + Healing Self Touch
Facial Massages are a common and luxurious way to alleviate stress. As muscles get worked on, tension is released, and the body can relax, activate a parasympathetic response in the nervous system, and heal itself by increasing microcirculation while flushing toxins.
But there are some areas of the body that don’t get much massage attention. Think about it: do you massage your face? Unless you’re already aware and a skincare enthusiast, probably not. Sure, you apply your moisturizer daily, but do you give yourself a healing touch?
Stone (usually gemstone or jade rollers ) are a massage tools from ancient China, known to bring about a youthful glow as they detoxify the complexion. Throughout the day, we talk, chew, and make different facial expressions. Stone rollers allow the face to release the tension it holds on to, while encouraging serums and lotions to penetrate deeper. Small and easily portable, they can be used at home, or on the go, bringing the spa experience with you whenever you need a little pick-me-up.
Simple to Use
Apply a non-comedogenic oil or your favorite natural treatment to the face and then use the stone roller to flush fluid via the lymphatic pathways. Each roller comes with an instruction card!
The rolling movement is natural and allows your blood to circulate underneath your skin, leading to a healthier complexion. Your skin will appear brighter and clearer, and others may describe you as having a new “glow”, or having “cloudless” skin. It will also work to reverse the effects of aging by boosting elastin and stimulating collagen production, adding a firm yet supple bounce.
Gemstone rolling your face will improve skin complexion and texture, but what about the rest of your body? Stone rolling also stimulates the movement of the fluids in your lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage massages improves circulation, which helps the body release and flush out toxins. Don’t limit yourself to only stone rolling your face, but also include your neck and décolletage. We have lymph nodes all over our bodies and massaging the neck and chest will increase the detoxification benefits of stone rolling. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your rolling session!
Adding jade or gemstone rolling to your self-care routine helps your skin look its best while relieving tension that lead to expression lines. If you want radiant complexion and the beauty that comes from a life well-lived, then take the time and care for an easy self-massage today, start with the original jade roller company, Jade Roller Beauty.
Contributor: Erika Long
Author Bio: Erika Long loves corgis, curry and comedy. Always searching for the next great snuggle, flavor or laugh, she inspires people to live their best life now. When not writing, Erika can be found at her local brewery dominating Harry Potter trivia night.