There is something always happening on the beauty scene. A new eyeshadow palette dropping, a new highlighter that promises you visibility from the moon (we wish!) or a new lipstick that won’t budge through lunch and even ahem... a good make out session. Similarly, when we first heard of derma rollers made of jade or rose quartz, we had to investigate and learn more for ourselves.
Here is what we learnt...
- What are they, anyway?
- How do they work?
- That’s it? Are there any other benefits?
- So, when do you use a derma roller?
What are they, anyway?
Derma rollers are facial massage tools, much like miniature roller paint brushes, and have a small rolling component made from materials like jade or rose quartz. They have been used since time immemorial in Chinese medicine and are quickly gaining popularity because they actually work! They usually have a larger roller for the cheeks, forehead and jaw and a smaller roller for under eyes, brows and sides of the nose.
How do they work?
When you have tense muscles or have knots in your back, you go get yourself a massage, right? Similarly, your facial muscles also need a good massage regularly. You use your facial muscles constantly, and the tension in them builds up, leading to knots and stiffness. A good roller will ease this tension and release your knots.
That’s it? Are there any other benefits?
There are many more benefits of using a derma roller!
- They help your moisturiser and serum get better absorbed by the skin. After applying the product, roll upwards starting on your neck, and working your way towards your forehead
- They encourage lymphatic drainage, stimulate blood circulation and thus decrease puffiness and tighten up pores
- They brighten the under eye dark circles by increasing blood circulation in the skin
- If you deal with inflammation after waxing or threading, chill this roller in the fridge and use it to soothe the area
- It helps reduce the appearance of fine line and crow’s feet by lifting the skin and tightening it
So, when do you use a derma roller?
Start by washing your face and apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil. Now use the roller in upwards and outwards motions, making sure to cover the entire face.
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