May 19, 2020

You have probably seen someone on Instagram use a jade roller, but do you know what it actually does? These facial massages are a milder version of “Gua Sha—a traditional Chinese practice that involves scraping your skin with a tool. If you apply the right amount of pressure by gently gliding the roller over your face, it relieves facial tension, reduces puffiness, increases circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as tightens and brightens your skin. Since you can’t go for a facial, this is the most effective, non-invasive method to sculpt and tone your face. Here are our top five facial massage tools to get.

Mount Lai De-Puffing Rose Quartz Facial Roller

For those into crystal rollers, this rose quartz facial roller is a worthwhile purchase. The larger end can be used for your jawline and cheekbones, while the smaller end is more suitable for sensitive areas under your eyes. What’s more, rose quartz is known to have calming properties to soothe the skin. Pro tip: apply your skincare products first, then use the roller for deeper penetration.

Skin Gym Amethyst 2D Texturised and Smooth Facial Roller

The Skin Gym roller may look somewhat intimidating, but its texturised side is designed to alleviate tension and stress while exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells. The smoother end is good for de-puffing, leaving you with a slimmer and more contoured face.

Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar

Built to soothe, tighten and sculpt, this 24-carat gold plated face massager stands out because of its vibrating T-bar. The vibrations stimulate the pressure points like a facial massage which will boost circulation and ease tense muscles. Gold also has anti-inflammatory effects, so you will never have to worried about looking bloated. This bar has been so well-received that even actress Jennifer Aniston uses it in her skincare routine.

Joanna Czech Facial Massager

If “fancy” is your middle name, Joanna Czech’s facial massager, made with aluminium and zinc alloys, instantly lifts your face by directing more oxygen to the tissue—thereby giving you a more radiant complexion. Change the shape of your face and get more defined cheekbones by following Czech’s tutorial on how to use the bar to get the best results.

Wilding Empress Stone

Unlike traditional gua sha tools that are made from crystals, Empress Stone consists of over 40 minerals with healing properties. Gentle upward strokes will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, rejuvenate tired-looking skin and improve your overall appearance.

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