Few things give you the same satisfaction as a skincare routine at the end of a long day. It’s time to take the experience up a notch by including face tools in your regimen. It will help your skin absorb the products better and provide you with many other benefits like increased blood circulation, sculpting, and being the front runner in your war against the signs of ageing.
From the popular gua sha and face rollers to collagen rollers, here's looking at face rollers and their beauty benefits.
There is a reason your Instagram feed is free-flowing with content about how using gua sha regularly can rejuvenate your skin and give you a chiselled jawline. With roots in traditional Chinese medicine, this tool can target all the pressure points on your face, thanks to its shape, which is crafted to fit the cheek muscles and jawline perfectly. It improves blood circulation, aids in lymphatic drainage, reduces tension and tones the fat under the skin to give you a brighter and sculpted look.
The jade roller is considered one of the ‘popular kids’ in the world of face massaging tools, and for good reasons. They are an instant remedy for stressed-out and puffy skin. These tools typically come with a large roller on one end, which improves blood circulation and aids in lymphatic drainage, and a smaller roller on the other, which targets specific and delicate areas such as the under eyes.
Face rollers are made from a variety of precious stones, and they have varying purposes and benefits. The most popular ones—jade and rose quartz—are meant for people with oily skin, and those looking to improve hydration and cell turnover. Then there are the rollers which are made from Blue Spot for those with dark spots or pigmentation and the tools made with Black Obsidian which work by removing toxins and have anti-ageing benefits.
Celebrities like Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt have admitted to dunking their face in ice to keep their skin tight and fresh. However, that can be uncomfortable and messy. An ice globe face tool is an excellent option to get all the same benefits without almost giving yourself frostbite (we exaggerate for effect). These futuristic-looking tools relax your facial muscles while depuffing and brightening your skin. As a bonus, they also effectively work on dark spots and fine lines, reduce acne, soothe sunburn, and prep your face for make-up.
If the jade roller was put through the process of evolution, it would turn into the sculpting bar. These battery-operated tools feature a gold wand that vibrates to tone and tighten the skin. This tool helps revitalise the skin and reduces facial bloating, puffing up, sagging, and other signs of ageing. The vibrations also help your skin absorb skincare products faster.
Collagen is the protein responsible for keeping the skin firm. As you age, your body slowly loses the ability to produce this protein, eventually leading to saggy skin and fine lines. Regular use of a collagen roller prevents signs of ageing by increasing blood flow and cell turnover. It also helps in better absorption of skincare products and is suitable for all skin types.