If you follow natural beauty enthusiasts on Instagram, it's highly likely you’ve noticed a rather beautiful new tool popping up in flat lay after flat lay.
In fact, jade rollers aren’t a new tool at all. They’ve been used in Chinese skincare since the 7th century, and are back in a big way since skincare experts realised that they make the perfect partner to facial oils.
The cooling stone will help reduce any puffiness, and the gentle rolling movement distributes the oil evenly across the complexion, whilst helping the oil to penetrate deeper into the skin. Plus, it’s a super relaxing ritual!
Wondering if you should invest? And what on earth you do with it? Check out our blog post revealing all…
Now, choosing the right oil to match your skin concerns can be tricky. So we’re going to try make things simple for you...
For dry skin
Lacking in moisture? Renowned for its skin rejuvenating properties, rosehip seed oil can help to fade the appearance of scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, as well as nourish dry skin. The oil is naturally rich in vitamins A,C and E, and contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). These EFAs promote healthy cell regeneration, helping to fade blemishes.
If you suffer from dry patches and flaky skin, mixing rosehip oil with a little avocado oil is a match made in heaven. Alongside consistent use of your jade roller, your skin will begin to become nourished and luminous.
For oily skin
This may come as a surprise, but using facial oils is great for oily skin! That is - as long you’re using the right type.
Oily skin occurs when your skin over-produces sebum - the oil it naturally creates. Jojoba oil closely mimics sebum, so when you apply it to your face, your skin will produce less. This makes jojoba oil compatible with all skin types, even oily and acne prone ones.
For acne-prone skin
There are several possible causes of spots and acne, one being when excessive sebum blocks pores and hair follicles (see jojoba oil above).
Pollutants are another possible cause. Unwanted toxins from air pollution or chemicals in our skincare, cosmetics and cleaning products can imbalance the skin’s natural PH levels, resulting in breakouts or dry, flaky skin.
To combat this, choose a lightweight Antioxidant Facial Oil with ingredients such as sacha inchi to protect against oxidative damage, and cranberry seed oil to protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Apply 2-3 drops onto cleansed skin, and massage into your complexion with a jade roller. Finish off with a hydrating cream and repeat 3-4 times a week.
For ageing skin
While the extra hydration hit from any facial oil will help tackle the signs of ageing, it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra boost! Choose a facial oil with moisturising and regenerative oils such as rosehip and lavender, and work into your skin with a jade roller to boost your circulation.
This will increase blood flow to the face, helping to regenerate skin cells and softening fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t forget to follow up with a moisturiser containing nourishing shea butter and coconut oil.
Know which facial oil to use with your jade roller? Throughout the whole of September, we’ll send you a complimentary jade roller with any oil purchase, along with FREE DELIVERY!
Simply add the jade roller and chosen oil to your basket, then enter the code ‘RIOJADE’ at checkout and we’ll do the rest.
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