Face rollers are becoming a popular massage tool. Most involve a small rolling pin, or a few roller balls attached to a handle which are rolled over the face to give a facial massage. Using a face roller to massage your face can be very relaxing and offer wonderful skincare benefits.
Like other types of massage, using a face roller can improve circulation. The increased blood flow can help your skin to feel firmer and look brighter. Face rollers can also stimulate lymphatic drainage, which can reduce puffiness in the face and help to flush out toxins in the body.
It is best to use a facial oil, serum or moisturiser with the roller. This will help the roller to move across the skin more smoothly, and lead to a more enjoyable massage. Generally, you should roll in an upwards direction.
Rollers are usually made from crystals or stones such as rose quartz, amethyst or jade. Each can offer different benefits – rose quartz is more durable and can maintain its temperature while jade is cooling.
Using a face roller could be a great addition to your beauty routine or a quick, simple way to destress.