THE BENEFITS OF JADE ROLLING
IT’S EASY. It doesn’t take a lot of instruction or practice.
PRODUCT PENETRATION. Jade rolling is an effective way to help skincare products penetrate more deeply.
LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION. Jade rolling is helpful for microcirculation of fluid, or lymph. This means that it can help reduce puffiness (in some cases).
IT FEELS GOOD. Contact with the stone – whether jade, rose quartz, whatever material – is a lovely, relaxing way to “treat yourself” that doesn't take much time and can be done (almost) anywhere.
PROCESS. Simple. Just roll it over your face, covering as much ground as possible. I suggest that you start by rolling all the way around your neck to open channels of circulation before working up to your face. I also recommend rolling in ONE direction – UP, rather than up-and-down (as if painting a wall). For best results, jade rolling should be done as often as daily, when you do your skincare routine.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL GUA SHA
IMPROVES TOTAL CIRCULATION. Facial Gua Sha helps improve lymph circulation (and thus drainage), but it also improves the quality of blood circulation and energy (“qi”) circulation. This is an important distinction.
PRODUCT PENETRATION. Gua Sha can be performed with your moisturizing routine (you need at least a hydrating mist and facial oil), and it’s also a very effective way to help products penetrate more deeply.
RELEASE AND RELAX TENSION. Done correctly, Facial Gua Sha is a very effective tool for relaxing tension in the face and neck. Not only does it feel amazing, it softens tension from “poor face posture” (brought on by active facial muscles constantly forming a “worried” or “strained” face). We use Gua Sha to bring back a “relaxed” face, which in turn looks refreshed and more youthful (this is not unlike the intent of Botox)