Rose Quartz and Jade rollers aren't a recent skincare innovation. Egyptians believed rose quartz had anti-ageing properties. It is thought that the Goddess Isis would gather tumbled stones of rose quartz by the Nile river where she used these as facial massage stones to keep the complexion clear and prevent wrinkles. The handheld massagers are usually dual-ended with two rose quartz stone heads that run across the face.
Benefits of Rose Quartz Rollers
Tone facial muscles
Stimulate detoxification through lymphatic drainage
Aid absorption of skincare products
Reduce under-eye puffiness & dark circles
Improve texture for firmer, smoother-feeling skin
Promote the appearance of clearer skin
Improve blood circulation and even skin tone
Improve the elasticity of the skin
Promote lymphatic drainage
Reduce facial puffiness and wrinkles
Rose Quartz Stone
Rose Quartz is commonly referred to as the "Love Stone" for its strong vibrations of unconditional love, tenderness, joy warmth and healing. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra the area related to compassion.
Rose quartz is packed full of minerals, including silicium, magnesium, iron, sodium and oxygen. It has an amazing ability to reduce inflammation and support the renewal of skin cells plus heals and rejuvenates. Rose quartz rollers are also good for the heart and circulation, bringing oxygen to the skin which improves tone, lustre and glows.
How to Roll with Your Gemstone Roller
There are two different ways to use the roller. One is in a gentle downward movement. This is detoxifying and stimulates lymphatic drainage. The second is in a more vigorous and rejuvenating upward movement. This stimulates circulation and oxygenates the skin.
Apply a serum or mask all over the face and décolletage before using the roller.
Detoxifying Facial Rolling How To
Start at the base of your neck. Gently roll in a downward motion from ear to the clavicle. Repeat 3x then move to the next section, working across your neck from the ear to the centre line.
Move to the centre of your chin. Roll out from the centre towards the hairline. At the end of your third pass toward the hairline, drain the lymph by rolling down the side of the face toward the clavicle once. Continue this pattern, rolling horizontally across the face 3x then draining once down perpendicular to your previous movement, as you work your way up the face.
Under the eye, use the small end of the roller. Roll 3x from the nose toward the end of the brow. On the last roll, finish by drawing down the side of the face to the clavicle. Repeat these movements just under the eyebrow.
Lastly, gently roll from the centre of the forehead toward the side of the face 3x, draining down to the clavicle on the last pass. Repeat this moving up the forehead.
To finish, repeat your last draining movement 2-3x more.
Repeat on the other side.
You'll notice a constant need to swallow. This is very normal during lymphatic drainage and a good indicator you're doing it correctly.
Rejuvenating Facial Rolling How-To
Start at the neck. Roll from base of neck to jawline in an upward roll. Your pressure should be medium to firm. When you get to the jaw, give a little flick. Repeat this 5-10x as needed, then move to the next section. Repeat till you've reached the centre of your neck.
Next, roll from the chin to your ear just under your jawline, chiselling definition at the jaw. Repeat 5-10x.
Move up to the centre of your chin, rolling from chin to ear at a slightly upward angle. Repeat 5-10x. Repeat
these movements working up the face, finishing under the eye.
Now, move to the forehead. Roll from your brow toward your hairline in a vertical upward movement. Repeat 5-10x. Repeat these movements working across the forehead.
Repeat on the other side.
Wipe your face clean followed by a serum or moisturizer. If you started with serum or moisturizer, the product has been pushed deeply into your skin during rolling. Slather on some more.
Rose Quartz Bonus - If you're someone who struggles with self-love or opening your heart, rose quartz can help to bring about feelings of love, self-love and compassion.