Jade rollers and gua sha’s have officially become a vanity staple. Those crystal energy charged natural gems have healing powers alongside their scientifically proven benefits. One stroke on the skin gives an instant cool smoothness that elevates lymphatic drainage and boosts our well being. Who wouldn’t want this?
However, many -including myself- doubted the real efficacy of these tools. How can a simple tool upgrade our skin condition by tugging and dragging the skin. Aren’t we supposed to avoid these movements to maintain less sogginess? Turns out, jade rollers and gua sha’s are only effective once we include one factor.. facial oils and serums..
Come to think about it, as we slather our faces with the multiple serums and oils to reap the many benefits, using our fingers might compromise the amount of product absorbed. Which brings in the goodness that jade rollers and similar tools claim to provide. In fact, applying facial serums and oils is considered efficient once they’re being spread out on the skin in conjunction with a non absorbent tool, they literally amplify the benefit we get from topical application.. Add to that the cooling factor that insures minimizing pores after the skin absorbs the product.. Moreover, those tools will provide an easy, non invasive element of slip.. Their motion of gliding not only sounds appealing, but very suitable when it comes to how delicately our facial skin should be treated..
What Serums/ Oils Can Be Used With Jade Rollers And Gua Sha’s And Which Ones To Avoid Using?
All it takes is one simple question you need to ask yourself, what benefits are you really wanting to boost for your particular skin.
# If you’re dry, opt for a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid. If your skin tends to be reactive, pair your roller with a soothing product.
# If you have sensitive, rosacea-prone skin, look for a serum with calming ingredients such as lavender, green tea or rose extract.
Keep in mind, that as long as the texture of the product allows ease and smooth slip effect then you’re good..
# As for the ingredients you definitely shouldn’t pair with these tools, then those are simply anything active, harsh, or traditionally irritating. Avoid using topical vitamin C, retinoids, and retinols, or any products containing alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids (AHAs or BHAs). Besides potentially causing a reaction on the skin, any products that contain lactic acid or glycolic acid could damage the stone itself.
Good news is a number of skincare beauty brands are offering certain products that go perfectly with jade rollers and gua sha’s.. Do your homework based on your skin needs and start pairing with yours!