I’m rolling with the latest trend of, well…rolling. Today, I’m covering my three favorite facial rollers, which are trending in the beauty world right now.
I’m a sucker for anything that is meant to improve my skin. However, that’s not to say I’m not picky about what I put on my face. I always do my research, read reviews, ask around, etc. before trying something that comes with any possible repercussions. This refers mostly to derma rolling, since it the one you have to be the most careful using out of the rollers I will mention below. But now that you’ve been briefed on that, let’s get into it!
I have acne marks, scars, large pores, and discoloration on my skin. FUN! I’ve talked about my struggle with my skin here, if you need a refresher. So when I found out about derma rolling, which is the at-home version of micro needling, I was intrigued.
What is Derma Rolling?
According to Byrdie:
A derma-roller contains hundreds of tiny needles. When in use, these needles create micro-injuries on the skin, which in turn sends collagen and elastin production into overdrive to compensate as it heals—leaving your complexion tighter and plumper than it was beforehand. This makes it an ideal method for filling in fine lines and wrinkles, thickening and plumping the skin under the eyes (thus diminishing the appearance of dark circles and bags), and even plumping up lips. Micro-needling is also a very effective treatment for acne scars and discoloration since it penetrates the skin so deeply. Plus, when used in conjunction with a serum (as it should be), it boosts ingredient absorption up to 90%.
I ordered this derma roller from Sdara Skincare and have been using it for a few months. As noted before, I was definitely cautious since I was, you know, rolling little needles all over my face. I highly recommend putting a serum over the skin before and after rolling. They make this one, with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, which I tried and liked, especially because it is meant to be used with this specific roller. I also am obsessed with Kate Somerville’s Dilo Oil, which has made the BIGGEST difference in my skin texture.
Steps For Derma Rolling:
- Cleanse the skin and dry. Do not have any makeup on.
- Apply serum to entire face.
- After sanitizing the roller, roller vertically all over face, and then horizontally.
- Apply serum again.
- Sanitize roller and store safely.
- I read that it is recommended to use a 0.3mm needle or lower, so I got the 0.25mm.
- Do not use everyday. Depending on you skin types and sensitivity level, you can use once a week, or even once a month if super sensitive. Try it out and see what you are comfortable with, and use more often as time goes on.
- Make sure you sanitize…every time! Before and after using the roller, clean with rubbing alcohol and make sure you store it in the plastic case it comes in.
- Replace the derma roller after about 15 uses, or once a month if you are using frequently.
Long night? Irritated skin? Been crying a little? …. Hey, it happens! Not to fear, the ice roller is your new best friend. This magical little device instantly cools the skin, tightens everything up, minimizes pores, and reduces swelling. What more could we want or need?
What is Ice Rolling?
According to Refinery29:
They’re simple gadgets — handheld devices filled with water and gel. All you do is roll one across your face for a refreshing massage that instantly reduces puffiness, calms redness, and firms the skin.
I ordered the Esarora Ice Roller from Amazon (for only $12!) and popped it in my freezer for a few hours before trying out. And honestly, this thing was a life saver. Coincidentally, I had a bit of a rough day, there were some tears, and this thing saved me. Usually if I get a little *weepy*, my eyes like to puff up like a balloon the next day and I’m forced to put cold spoons on may eyes and douse myself in eye cream. Not necessary anymore. I simply rolled the frozen device all over my face, including over my eyes, and WAH-LA, no one ever knew I had a bad day. I put this one to the test and it definitely passed.
Steps for Ice Rolling:
- Put ice roller in the freezer, or fridge if you don’t need it super quickly.
- Before rolling it on the face, sanitize with rubbing alcohol.
- Roll all over the face, focusing on any areas that are puffy or need some TLC.
- Sanitize again and store in the freezer for the next time you need a pick me up.
- Unlike derma rolling, you can use the ice roller every day.
- Apply serum or moisturizer after to make the skin feel ultra revitalized.
- Ice rolling can be used after micro needling, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, waxing, etc. to help calm the skin.
- Ice rolling is also known to help with headaches!
I saw another blogger mention that she uses a jade roller, and being a newly self-proclaimed “facial rolling enthusiast”, I decided to give it a try. I ordered the Gua Sha Jade Roller on Amazon with hopes that all the hyped up healing properties of crystals and gems would help brighten my skin and even out my complexion. If you aren’t familiar wth the gemstone (as I wasn’t), jade is known to help protect against negative energy and balance out chi. As for rolling the stone across your face, apparently you get the benefits of all those good vibes and then some.
According to Byrdie:
By moving the stone across your facial muscles, you increase blood circulation, assist lymphatic drainage, and diminish the appearance of fine lines. Like with other methods of facial massage, it even helps your products penetrate more deeply into your skin.
I really like how relaxing the process is; it feels very rejuvenating and refreshing to roll the cool stone over my face, especially after just waking up. Our face holds so much tension, so it’s nice to smooth it all out.
Steps for Jade Rolling:
- Sanitize the roller with rubbing alcohol.
- Apply serum over your face, as you would with the derma roller.
- Roll Jade stone all over face, including, over the eyes, lips and under eyes ( the one I ordered is two-sided with a mini jade roller on one side for this specific area).
- Sanitize again.
- I recommend using the serum, especially at night time, but this step is optional. Rolling the stone over serum helps it absorb faster.
- Stick the roller in the fridge for optimal cooling effect.
- Roll upwards, as this fights gravity and actually helps with serum absorption.
- If you are fearful of using the derma roller, this is a milder alternative.
I’m hooked on facial rolling, so if there’s ever a new one to try out please send it my way! Also let me know if you decide to try any of these techniques! xo