The Jade Roller: nature's way of reversing tired, dull skin..
You’ve probably seen them all over social media, with plenty of YouTube tutorials of women rolling green stones up and down their faces. But there’s more to this little gem than meets the eye. Meet your newest tool in your skin care ritual tool box!
In this weeks blog post we uncover the healing properties of Jade, list some gentle techniques using your Jade Roller and offer tips on how to care for this precious stone..
THE HISTORY OF JADE..
Did you know that jade, otherwise known as the ‘stone of heaven’, has been used for it’s healing, anti-ageing and cell promoting properties in beauty rituals dating back nearly more than two thousand years?
The naturally cooling properties of jade were used by the Mayans and Egyptians to assist with muscle relief in massage, and more prominently, jade has been used in Chinese culture for eons, maintaining skin appearance and texture with the changing but ever present cultural norms around beauty.
HEALING PROPERTIES OF JADE STONE..
Spiritually and emotionally speaking, according to most authors and subscribers of crystal therapy (let’s face it, who isn’t a lover of crystals nowadays), jade has soothing and calming properties, it helps to reduce or eliminate fear, and comforts and calls for loving kindness, both giving and receiving.
It also works with stimulating the Heart Chakra, where we see compassion grow and the ability to feel empathy, while assisting with making the right decisions where others are involved, including matters of our own heart.
Jade works to balances emotions, and gives clarity to dreams and ideas. Lastly, it opens your mind and gently nudges you toward renewal and rejuvenation.. hence the coined term, ‘stone of heaven’.
ECO SPA FAVOURITE..
Inside the walls of our grounding and nurturing wellness spa, jade (and other stones, like Basalt and NZ Greenstone) have been incorporated into our extensive hands on approach to healing.
Our beautiful hand held jade face rollers are used gently and mindfully by your therapist in our new facial treatments and hair removal services, promoting cell renewal and bringing your complexion back to life - all whilst you lay back and relax under the soothing sensations of the cooling jade stone.
BENEFITS OF A FACE ROLLER..
Cooling properties reduce puffiness and redness in the skin’s appearance;
Encourages skin cell rejuvenation;
Stimulates the lymphatic system, helping to reduce puffiness and water retention;
The Jade Stone promotes purity, healing, calm and balance;
Use to apply facial serums and oils;
Suitable for use on face, eye and décolletage area;
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & CIRCULATION..
Our lymphatic system, the drainage network in the body, is constantly working to gather toxins and move them out into your body’s waste systems areas.
Naturally, with modern day life comes over exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins, that build up in the body, meaning your body has to work extra hard to release them safely.
An overworked lymphatic system means your body is working more than it should, to do what should normally come naturally.
Giving your body a little assistance with external massage plays a huge role on reducing this load for your system.
Massaging your face with our jade roller works to reactivate your lymph nodes and gets things moving again, helping with overall circulation and reducing puffiness, which can be especially noticeable around the eyes.
YOUR NEWEST TOOL IN YOUR SKIN CARE TOOLBOX..
Along with improving the circulation of your skin and reducing puffiness, jade rollers are a great way to amplify the effectiveness of the products in your skincare range, along with the amount you use over time.
If your choose to apply your serums, oils and moisturisers directly to your roller, this ensures maximum absorption by your skin and also helps to keeps your fingers from pulling at the gentle skin around your eyes.
HOW TO USE YOUR JADE ROLLER..
Apply your facial serum or oil to your clean and dry face, neck and décolletage.
Using the wide end of the roller, starting at the jawline, massage in an outward direction to assist with puffiness across the face, neck décolletage.
Use the narrow end around the eye area to message in your eye serum or cream to the upper brow bone and under eye area.
To assist with fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend using the roller in an upward direction.
The idea behind this is that you’re breaking up sedentary blood vessels and moving pooled up blood in capillaries away from your face.
CLEANING, CARE & STORAGE..
With any beauty tool, it’s important to keep your jade roller hygienically clean.
We recommend simply washing with a gentle soap and patting dry.
Like most tools that have small hinges or tiny brackets, residual dust particles can gather on the tools, so it’s important to let your jade roller air naturally.
Plus, you don’t want to spread any bacteria back onto your skin from a previous rolling session.
We recommend storing your jade roller in a clean spot, inside your fridge, like the top shelf in the door. The benefits of keeping your jade stone refrigerated have a direct impact on the cooling sensation you feel when the stone comes in contact with your skin.
There’s nothing more refreshing than the cooling, smooth feeling of jade on your skin first thing in the morning, or last thing at night, especially in the warmer seasons.
TURN IT INTO A SACRED PRACTICE..
Why not amplify this beautiful ritual by speaking words of love to yourself and to your skin while you use your roller in front of the mirror.
Tuning into the healing and compassionate properties of Jade.. repeat these kind affirmations to yourself, in silence or out loud..
I AM WHOLE AND COMPLETE.
I GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE SKIN AND BODY I INHABIT.
I LOVE AND ACCEPT MYSELF FULLY.
Make note of how you feel and think after your affirmations, continuing this every time you use your jade roller and feel your self love soar.
..yours in wellness, eco babe xox
BOOK YOUR NEXT WAXING TREATMENT TODAY TO EXPERIENCE THE SOOTHING AND COOLING PROPERTIES OF OUR JADE FACE ROLLER