Rolling away the years: why you should get the facial roller

Rolling away the years: why you should get the facial roller

Rolling away the years: why you should get the facial roller

Recently, Australian super model and organic beauty founder Miranda Kerr opened up about her newest KORA Organics’s Noni Glow product line on her Instagram.

Amongst the photos, I noticed a few good-looking products, which have been revealed as: facial oil, Heart Chakra mist and a couple of noni fruit-enriched food supplements. However the item that really caught my eye was a rather heavy-looking crystal wand. What is it that Miranda could do with this mythical orb embellished with amethysts? Was this an avant garde toy for Flynn, her six-year-old son? Curious, I had to know more.

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Credit:Miranda Kerr instagram

Evidently it’s a healing crystal wand she uses for relaxation. For an in-depth understanding of the stone’s she chosen, clear quartz is a great stone for gathering, directing, and transmitting energy. The stone can also transform negative energy into positive energy (perfect for all of Miranda’s online detractors). Amethyst has healing powers to release both emotional heartache to physical aliments, which makes it great for balancing your Chakra. Miranda applies the crystal to her pressure points and rolls.

“Massaging the body with a crystal helps to release tension from the body, while at the same time the stone’s healing energy is transferred to the body. Also I use it on my face to give myself a facial massage,” she explained.

Still intrigued, I dove deeper to know more about the power of crystals in beauty products. In my search I came across the art of facial rolling. I saw many images of an oblong stone that’s attached to a handle with a metal frame. Many versions are dual-ended or use different crystals such as rose quartz and jade. Although jade is considered a gemstone as opposed to a crystal, the stone still holds powerful properties. It is said to be  symbol of purity and serenity, as well as signifying wisdom that is gathered in tranquillity.

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Credit: Krystle website

What is facial rolling you may ask?

Facial rolling is an ancient Chinese treatment that was once used by royalty. Benefits include stimulation to stimulate circulation, de-puff the eyes, improve skin elasticity, and promote detoxifying lymphatic drainage in the face. Utilising a facial roller consistently carries promises an even complexion, significantly less puffiness around the eyes, and a more defined facial structure in the cheekbones, jawline, and brow area. Celebrity make up artist Karen Alder calls it “Botox without the needle”.

Another way to use the facial roller is to use it as a tool to amplify your home pampering sessions. One way is to heat the facial roller in warm water, apply a nourishing mud mask, then roll the warm facial roller up against the skin while mask is wet. After 3 minutes of rolling, leave the mask to dry. This will further absorb the products in your mud mask deeper into your skin. Alternatively, for a quick fix, you can get the most out of your eye creams by popping a desired amount of the facial roller and rolling underneath the eye. This is the reason for the smaller gem at the end of some rollers, for the hard to reach places. Keeping the facial roller in the fridge is a sure way to cool tired eyes next time you use the beauty tool. Whether you use a gemstone or a crystal, a little goes a long way with the facial roller.

It’s recommended that you use the roller 3 to 4 times a week in the evening after cleansing for ample results.

Natasha Sorokin

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