SFBLove: Crystals - Not Just Pretty To Look At
When it comes to natural beauty products, it seems the most effective items tend to be solutions that have been in use for the longest. Taking a look back through history, you’ll find a tool that’s been in use for centuries: gemstone rollers, or better known as crystal rollers.
At first glance, crystal rollers don’t look like anything new. Using crystals for skin refinement has gone through waves of popularity over time, so much so you might have seen them in your mom or grandmother’s beauty kit. Originating in China, crystal rollers date back over 700 years but have been pushed to the wayside by western culture. Stones such as jade and rose quartz are heralded in Chinese culture as natural healers because they possess an energy field known to change the energy of the person they’re exposed to. Even aside from the spiritual significance of crystals, the use of rollers aid in a multitude of ways.
Rose quartz rollers are used for circulation issues. They are said to have a warming effect assisted by the rolling pressure motion. Jade rollers have grounding properties and are used for healing, restoration, and purification. By pressing the roller onto your face, this works the muscles and blood vessels to boost circulation, relax muscles, release toxins, and drain lymphatic fluid. If you put the roller in the freezer or fridge, the cooling effect will boost all of these benefits as well as provide redness and pain relief from acne.
To incorporate crystal rollers into your routine, simply follow a few rules of application:
- Always apply in an upward motion and release pressure when rolling back downwards.
- Use rollers at night before bed after all makeup has been removed and hydrating creams have been applied. Many people find the act of rolling to be relaxing for the mind and can help with falling asleep quickly.
- Only buy rollers that say they are real and natural stone - make sure you aren’t being duped with a dyed glass replica.
- Use a mini-roller under eyes right after waking up to reduce under-eye puffiness.