Marie Antoinette wore special gloves every night to soften her hands. Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey to achieve flawless skin. The Aztecs used avocados as skin moisturizers. I could go on and on about ancient beauty traditions that we still follow today.

One popular ancient beauty secret is the jade facial roller. Since the seventh century, the jade roller has been a beauty secret for wealthy Chinese women, and today, it is being used by celebrities and models. These personalities now reap the various jade roller benefits that the Chinese have passed on to us.

The Jade Roller

According to traditional Chinese medicine, if the chi is imbalanced, numerous ailments may happen to the body. Jade rolling can help you stabilize the life force of your body, also known as chi. Jade is a stone associated with balancing the chi and protecting oneself from negative energy.

If you’re skeptic about Chinese medicine, you can look at other jade roller benefits. Here are some of the perks of using a jade facial roller:

  1. Jade rolling reduces fine lines and wrinkles. A lot of tension can be stored in your facial muscles, making you susceptible to wrinkles.
  2. It also reduces puffiness. Jade rolling primarily targets the lymphatic system that is responsible for draining toxins. Excess water will be drained, so you can say bye to puffiness.
  3. It brightens your complexion and tightens your pores. Cold temperature can help tighten pores. Since jade is naturally cold, your pores will react, and appear tighter. Pro tip: put the jade roller inside the fridge prior to use for a more refreshing massage.

Using the Jade Roller as a Beauty Tool

The jade roller is quite simple. An oblong-shaped piece of jade is attached to a metal handle. In some variations, the stone may be textured, or there might be a smaller stone on the other end of the handle.


Aside from the benefits that I previously mentioned, you can also use the jade facial roller in the application of your favorite skin care products. Here’s how you can use the jade roller as a part of your regular beauty rituals:

  1. After cleansing your face, apply your usual beauty products on your face. It can be a facial oil, or your favorite moisturizer. You choose.
  2. Start rolling from the center of your face, on your cheeks to the hairline.
  3. Work your way down to your chin, going to the area under your skin.
  4. Slowly roll down the sides of your neck downwards to the center of your collarbones.
  5. Continue the massage for the next two to three minutes.

The jade roller will help your skin absorb more of the skin care product you are using. Sit back and relax while you’re doing the massage. It can be a moment of relaxation for you after a long day’s work. Trust me, it’s almost like I’m meditating when I’m doing it!

You can use the jade roller whenever you prefer to. You can use it at night before you go to sleep, or you can opt to do it in the morning for a fresh start to your day. Use it regularly to get the most out of these jade roller benefits. Just like Marie Antoinette and Cleopatra, establish your skin care routine now.