Guide to Using Face Rollers
Gemstone Face Rollers Guide
Gemstones and crystals have been used in many types of healing and treatments since ancient times, so it’s not surprising that people are now using them for skincare and beauty. From anti-aging to lymph drainage, there are so many purported benefits of using rose quartz face rollers.
They aren’t being used just for physical beauty, either –these stones are ideal for emotional and mental well-being as well. If you’re familiar with crystal healing then you know that each stone has certain properties that can aid in various types of healing, including Reiki and chakra therapy. Even if you just need a face roller to help relax your tense facial muscles and relieve stress, it is worth investing in.
What’s more is that they can be used with other skincare products such as cleansers, moisturizers, oils, and masks, and help with their absorption. Gems have a cool, super-smooth surface, so when rolling them against your face, it allows better access into the tissues and muscles with the right amount of pressure, making a rose quartz roller a better option for a massage than a manual one with just hands. It is also very gentle and safe.
What are some more ways these tools can be used? How should you properly use them on your face? What are the benefits?
Rose Quartz Rollers
Here are some of the uses of these Rose Quartz Roller and why they are becoming so popular:
There is a “morning roller” that is ideal for those who feel sluggish during the early hours and need the qi or chi energy in their body to balance out. This roller helps revitalize the skin so that it helps the user stay awake and fresh for the rest of the day.
Rose Quartz rollers, in particular, are excellent at encouraging the lymphatic drainage process, which is one of the better health and beauty benefits. It boosts the circulation and blood flow right beneath the skin. After a bit of use, you’ll start to notice a visible glow.
This beauty product helps to increase the proportion of collagen and elasticity in the skin. I noticed after just a couple of uses that my skin started to feel a lot softer than the usual moisturizers alone.
A roller can be very beneficial for those who suffer from migraines and other types of pain around the face, neck, and jaw. For example, it helps get rid of headaches caused by disorders such as TMJ, as the stone helps relieve muscle tension around the jaw area without affecting the muscles that cause the misalignment.
Where this particular stone really stands out is its ability to relieve any kind of stress associated with the heart chakra. The ancient Greeks and Romans attributed the symbol of love to rose quartz. In some Native American cultures, this stone was used to soothe negative emotions like disappointment, anger, frustration, etc.
Here are a few reasons to consider this gem roller:
Heartbreak, depression, jealousy, sadness, and any other negative emotion associated with the heart will often contribute to skin problems. I know better than anybody that stress can lead to really bad acne! Instead of spending money on a bunch of over-the-counter products containing harsh chemicals, I now just use my rose quartz roller, as it eliminates toxins and drains out all of the oil and gunk trapped in the pores. Not only is it very effective in clearing the skin up, but it’s also helping me save money in the long run by not having to buy as many topical anti-acne products.
You obviously don’t have to use these rollers just on the face. Use it around the chest area to give your heart chakra a boost. If you’re familiar with chakra healing then you know that certain crystals and stones associated with each chakra can be placed on or near that part of the body to help heal it and bring balance. Use the rose quartz roller for a massage, and clear up any chest acne while you’re at it!
One of the metaphysical benefits of using rose quartz is that it simply provides a boost of “self-love” and positive energy. Whenever you feel down on your luck, just spend a few minutes with this roller to help you experience more positive vibes.
How to Use Gemstone Face Rollers
The first thing to keep in mind: You should only use it on clean skin. Rinse your face, neck, and any other part of your body off that you want to use it on. Genuine rollers feel cool to the touch. If yours doesn’t, it’s okay to put it in the fridge for a little while.
While you will likely establish a routine you are comfortable with on your own, here is my own personal routine that you might want to try out:
Decide if you want to use it over top of a mask to aid in the absorption process (just make sure the mask is starting to dry and won’t stick onto the gem). Or you can simply use it on a fresh, clean skin directly. This is your decision to make.
I usually begin at the base of my neck with the larger gem and gently roll up towards my chin. Do this a few times on each side of your neck.
From there, continue onto the jaw line and chin and move the roller up along one cheek at a time, and then outwards towards each ear. Move it up as well and massage your chin. Another thing that is a matter of personal preference is whether or not you want to massage your lips. I personally don’t, but some users prefer to do so – very gently with the smaller end of the roller.
With the smaller roller, try to get the contours of your nose. It’s best to start at the bridge of the nose and work your way outwards and upwards. Be VERY CAREFUL around the eyes – especially underneath them. Gem rollers can help relieve dark circles, but you need to massage that skin very lightly and slowly.
Next, lift the roller and place it on the eyebrows and push upwards towards your hairline.
The entire process will only take a couple of minutes. It’s a good idea to massage the face with a gem roller once in the morning and once at night.
Caring for Gemstone Face Rollers
Always clean the roller after each use to remove any serums or excess oils that can build up on the gemstone. Some users wipe their rollers down with a damp towel, but I prefer to use a bit of mild soap. Afterwards, I carefully rinse it off with cool water.
It’s also a good idea to keep it in the refrigerator for a little bit before using it. At the very least, do not leave it in a spot where it can get too warm.
Always store it in a special storage bag or wrap it up in a soft, dry cloth. When not storing it in the fridge, keep it in a cool place where it won’t fall easily and will not be subjected to excess moisture. A bathroom isn’t the best place to store a gem roller due to excess moisture.
ALWAYS make sure that it is completely dry before putting it in storage. I like to leave it out for a half-hour or so to air dry after dabbing at it with a dry cloth.
Go ahead and give it a try – you really won’t be disappointed. Gemstone face rollers are great tools for beauty and skincare routines.