Facial rollers

Ok let’s talk crystal rollers rather than just jade, as it turns out – there’s a lot of them! In fact,  you can get Amethyst Rollers and Obsidian Rollers too! However, I’m just going chat Rose Quartz as this has a much more affordable price tag attached.

We’ve all seen Jade and Rose Quartz Rollers all over our Instagram and their benefits have been discussed in length. I got my first facial roller today – a rose quartz. I’ll be honest I wanted jade but they didn’t have it and I love blush pink. (I also picked up a black onyx but I need to do more research on the stone itself. I’m drawn to lighter stones usually)

For those not in the know, Jade rollers have been around for centuries, used by the original Chinese beauty gurus, going back to the 7th century, to help smooth our fine lines and wrinkles.

And Rose Quartz rollers? Well, they were the preferred beauty tool of the Egyptians!

The reason why Jade and Rose Quartz rollers are so popular right now is because they offer amazing non-invasive, non-surgical, completely natural benefits to our skin, including:

  • Aids lymphatic drainage and detoxification
  • Aids absorption of serums
  • Reduces dark circles and under-eye puffiness
  • Tones the skin and facial muscles
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces appearance of pores
  • Improves skin’s elasticity
  • Tightens pores

And each type of roller has additional benefits coming from the properties of the crystal itself: Jade for healing, rose quartz for self love.

These semi-precious stones, and crystals in general, have been used for millennia to aid healing, manifestation, protection, and dozens of other purposes. Although they had a massive resurgence for their metaphysical properties in the 90’s thanks to movies like The Craft, it hasn’t been until recently they’ve made their way into the modern woman’s beauty routine, including skin care, cosmetics, and of course the roller.

The real question is though, are crystal rollers a fad or wow? Are there really any benefits of a Jade roller or Rose Quartz roller other than being a super pretty facial massage tool? I mean, I love being surrounded by beauty, and applying beautiful products to my face, but I also like to know the why behind everything I’m using, y’know what I mean?

Well, I decided to look into it a little bit further to find out why we’re all turning to these semi-precious stones, and why we all love them so much.

I personally LOVE crystals and rose quartz is one of my favourites, their healing properties and benefits are incredible. I keep a raw chunk of rose quartz next to my bed and I actually have a few pieces of jewellery that incorporate it. (I’m into boosting self love, we all need to love ourselves a little harder)

So what exactly makes crystals and semi-precious stones so special?

Remember in science where we learned that all matter, everything that exists within our universe, has a specific vibration – even human? Well, so do crystals!

That small lump of hard, coloured crystal in your hand began forming millions of years ago deep within the earth. Formed from ancient minerals, crystals have grown and developed over the millenia, and are imbued with the vibrations and energies of the earth itself.

Now, stay with me, it does sound a bit airy fairy at this point, but there’s more:

Crystals have a unique, lattice-like atomic structure meaning that these energies from the earth are contained within them – no different to how a computer chip contains all the information that lives within your phone, PC, or laptop. And just like every computer chip has different properties, so too do crystals – each type of crystal vibrates with a unique frequency.

These frequencies can help tune and recalibrate our own vibrations, like a tuning fork tuning ourselves to a specific note that had gone sharp or flat. And what happens when we retune our energy and our personal vibration? Well, we become more balanced, more peaceful, more mindful.

Science even has a name for this, by the way: piezoelectricity.  Pizeoelectricty is “electric polarization in a substance (especially certain crystals) resulting from the application of mechanical stress”. It’s why crystals are used so frequently in electronics, and, uh, science.

(Thank you google and research, I don’t know this off the top of my head y’all)

This is why Jade and Rose Quartz rollers are so popular, because they’re not only physically massaging our skin and muscles, but they’re also imbuing our skin with their properties – healing and self love.

I could understand that many people would still consider this a bit airy fairy, but even if it’s the placebo affect in action, anything that promotes healing, self love, and beautiful skin has my stamp of approval.

Will you be trying the roller trend?

I’ll link my favourite serum & a few rollers for you below.

XoXo Natalie

Uplift beauty serum

Instant uplift serum

Rose water toning spray

Rose quartz roller – Amazon

Jade roller – Amazon

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