Using a face roller feels good against your skin. But it can do much more than that. Face rollers have been found to improve blood flow, relieve tension and reduce puffiness. But which one should you use to suit your skin and take your skincare routine to the next level? Let’s look at face roller benefits and the best face rollers for your face…
What is a face roller?
You’ve probably seen them all over social media but let’s address the obvious first. What exactly is a facial roller? Facial rollers have their origins in ancient Chinese beauty routines when the elite used them to keep their skin beautiful. Apparently, if you roll on the right side first, it brings prosperity!
They’re little facial sized rollers that you roll on your skin to work in the same way a facial massage would.
Face roller benefits
So, now you know what they are, why should you use one? What are the benefits?
- Face rollers increase blood circulation. A study in 2018 found they increase blood circulation to the face while other research into facial massage has found benefits including reducing stress and tightening skin;
- Face rollers improve lymphatic flow and drainage;
- Theyimprove blood flow;
- reduce puffiness;
- reduce inflammation;
- cool and soothe the skin;
- provide relaxation, reduce stress;
- and help to distribute your skincare products more evenly.
Overall, I think the jury is still out on exactly how effective face rollers are. But, I think they’re definitely worth a try to see if you notice a difference. Many women who have tried them say they have improved the look of their skin. I’ll take you through some of the best reviewed choices below.
Best face rollers
Now that you’re thinking about which face roller might be best for your skin, let’s look at some of the best you could choose…
Types of face roller to choose
Jade face roller
Jade is, arguably, the most famous type of facial roller to choose. It is said to be good for soothing irritation and reducing inflammation. It’s a good choice to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and dark circles.
The jade roller by Bamei (below) also comes with a heart-shaped gua sha which is used for facial massage. Reviewers say it removes frown lines and helps to melt away stress. One reviewers said she used it with a Vitamin C serum.
BAIMEI Gua Sha & Jade Roller Set Facial Beauty Tools
Or, if you just want a roller, the natural stone choice below comes with its own bag. Women who have tried this one say it feels amazing if you pop it in the freezer before rolling, and it is high quality for the price.
Authentic Natural Stone Jade Roller
Another choice with a gua shah a well as the roller is the ROSELYNBOUTIQUE roller below. This one comes in a choice of jade, obsidian and rose quartz. It has more than 30,000, largely positive reviews, with women who have tried it saying it is great for reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
ROSELYNBOUTIQUE Jade Roller Gua Sha Facial Tools Set
Rose quartz face roller
Rose quartz signifies self care, so is a good option if you want to give a few extra minutes to yourself in your evening skincare routine. It’s also said to help improve blood circulation.
You could try the LeiCare roller below which reviewers describe as a great buy for the price. One women even said it was the best purchase she has ever made.
LeiCare Rose Quartz Face Roller
If you aren’t sure about a face roller and you want to try an inexpensive option, the Equate Beauty roller from Walmart is a good choice. Reviewers say it helps with rolling in serums as well as relieving sinus pressure and headaches.
Equate Beauty Rose Quartz Roller
Or, you could try the Zen + Origina roller and gua sha (below) which comes in an attractive black box. Reviewers say it is a great addition to their skincare regime.
Zen + Origin Rose Quartz Roller and Gua Sha Set
You keep an ice roller in your freezer and then roll on to boost circulation and reduce puffiness, much as you would use an ice-pack to reduce swelling to an injury.
Put the Maange ice roller (below) in the freezer and it will be a great way to wake up in the morning.
The ESARORA roller (below) comes in a wide choice of colors and has more than 17,000 reviewes. Women who have tried it say it is great to use to reduce puffiness on your face, as well as cooling your skin after waxing treatments.
The PUR Botanicals roller (below) is well recommended by women who say it is great to use to reduce eye bags and wake up in the morning.
PUR Botanicals Magenta Ice Roller for Face
Another good choice for reducing puffiness iss the beautimate ice roller (below) from Walmart which has largely positive reviews. It is particularly recommended for reducing hot flashes.
A glamorous looking option for your dressing table, obsidian is said to have deep healing qualities. While there’s no right answer as to the stone you choose for your roller, as they will all help you to massage your face, obsidian is also thought to protect against stress.
Made of pure obsidian, the Spa Sciences roller below is double-ended. Use the smaller roller under your eyes and on delicate areas of your face.
Spa Sciences Black Obsidian Roller & Gua Sha
Smooth and easy to use, reviewers say the CELESTIAL SILK roller (below) is good quality, rolls well and doesn’t squeak.
CELESTIAL SILK Black Obsidian Face Roller
Contouring is a big trend when it comes to make-up, and contouring facial rollers are now a big trend for facial massage. As with other rollers, you use them to help boost circulation, firm and lift.
The device (below) comes with two types of rollers and reviewers say it works just as well as much more expensive options.
Yeamon 2-in-1 Facial Electric 3D Roller and T-Shape Massager
If you want to make an investment in your facial roller, than ReFa could be the choice for you. Reviewers say it is pricier than other options but amazing.
A derma roller is a bit different to the other rollers on the list. It has lots of tiny needles which create very superficial holes which lead to the creation of more collagen in the skin.
The Sdara roller (below) has plenty of positive reviews from women who say it is a great derma roller for beginners.
You get three rollers in the Angel Kiss kit (below), for your face body, and smaller areas. Reviewers say it works on wrinkles and stretch marks.
Angel Kiss Derma Roller Microneedling Kit
How to use a face roller?
Have you chosen your favorite facial roller? The one you would like to add to your facial routine? Then what is the most effective way to use it?
- Apply a face oil, serum or moisturizer that will enable the roller to glide over your skin. I think using a facial oil would be a good choice. You’ll find some of the most recommended options in this article on the best face oils.
- Start from your neck and roll up. Always roll upwards – you don’t want to be helping gravity down.
- Roll from your jawline up to each ear.
- Roll from your eyebrows up over your forehead.
- For your eye area, you might want to switch to a smaller roller, if you have one. Roll outwards for a draining effect.
- If you’ve used your facial oil, you can finish off your routine by using your moisturizer.
- Wipe your facial roller. If you’re using a derma roller, you’ll want to sterilize it.
Are you already using a face roller? What is your favorite and best face roller to use?
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