The Benefits of Using Crystal Facial Massage Rollers and Which One is the Best: Jade, Rose Quartz, or Amethyst?
Facial massage rollers made of crystals have been around for a long time but ever since the popularity of Jade Rollers have risen these past few years, beauty enthusiasts and crystal lovers alike wanted to have these facial rollers in their hands. I for one wouldn't want to miss out on this, because first, anything that screams "anti-aging" makes me curious, and second, I LOVE CRYSTALS! I AM TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH THEM! (That I literally study and read about them, their physical and metaphysical properties EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 3 years!!!) So yes, in short, I have to have this, no questions asked. As of this writing, I own 3 kinds of crystal massage rollers that are made of different materials: jade, rose quartz, and amethyst.
My first one is a Jade Roller. I bought it last 2016 when I stumbled upon an online store in Instagram who was selling hers for an affordable price. Sadly, this said account is no longer active hence I couldn't recommend buying from her anymore. Anyway, I was happy that mine is really made from genuine jade as fakes have been circulating around! One of the reasons why I bought this was because at that time, I was pregnant and I have read that using a jade roller helps in lessening the swelling and puffiness of the face.
Today, I'll be discussing the history of crystal facial rollers, their benefits in the body, and the crystals' metaphysical properties. Read on!
"Jade is the name shared by two distinctly different minerals - Nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate, and Jadeite, a sodium aluminum silicate. Nephrite generally occurs in creamy white, mid- to deep olive green, brown and black. It has a smooth surface polish with a waxy sheen and is more commonly found.
Jadeite may be a white-gray green, leafy green, blue or blue-green, emerald green, lavender, pink, red, orange, greenish-black or black. It is hard and lustrous, rarer than Nephrite, and usually more expensive. Translucent, emerald green Jadeite, colored by traces of chromium, is called Imperial Jade and is the rarest and most valuable." - www.crystalvaults.com
Jade rollers are renowned beauty tools that came from ancient medicinal tradition. The Chinese people used to call jade as "The Stone of Heaven", it is a prized gemstone not only in China but worldwide. It was said that jade represents wealth, health, prosperity, and longevity. They believed that jade brings luck to the wearer and that if you gift jade to someone else, it also brings luck to the giver as well. Jade was believed that it protects its wearer from harm.
In the old times, Jade Rollers were reserved for the royalty, the nobles, and the elite. The Mayans and African Egyptians used them too thousands of years ago and I have also read that jade rollers have been around for as early as the 7th century! Wow! So apparently, the practice of using jade rollers is not new but thanks to the internet and the social media, they are making a comeback and looks like the trend is gonna stay for a long time, possibly and hopefully forever! 😆
Why Use A Crystal Facial Massage Roller?
First, convenience. If you're tired from working all day, your eyes are tired shut, your facial muscles can't smile anymore, the first thing that you want is a facial massage. However, not everyone can go to a spa or call a masseuse instantly so having a jade roller nearby for instance, can give you a quick fix! Second, it can be used on the neck, arms, legs, and other parts of the body too so if something is aching, just roll it! 😂
The coolness of the gemstone helps minimize the size of the pores while the rolling action of the tool promotes lymphatic drainage which in turn reduces the puffiness of the face and tired eyes. Regular facial massage tightens, sculpts, and firms the skin so it prevents the premature signs of aging such as the appearance of wrinkles, large pores, and sagging skin. Aside from reducing puffiness, bloatedness, and stress from muscle pain, it also helps the skin absorb skincare products such as oils, serums, and moisturizers making them more effective!
How to Use:
Roll over your skin, always in an upward motion, massaging the face, neck, and eyes gently to help prevent wrinkles and decrease puffiness. Use daily for 5 to 10 minutes (or whenever you feel like using it: while watching the TV, reading a book, countinf the stars before you fall asleep, etc).
How to Take Care of Crystal Facial Rollers:
Wash with mild soap and water (if it got in contact with dirt and sweat) when needed, and wipe it dry afterwards.
Even my baby loves jade rolling (or rose quartz/amethyst rolling for that matter!) Yes, facial massage is good not just for adults but also kids! Plus, according to my son (who refuses to have a pic taken with facial rollers), it feels good using it!
"Jade rolling feels like a tension-relieving, relaxing facial massage which helps to drain lymphatic fluid that is held stagnant beneath the tissue. This fluid acts as a “bath water” of sorts for the cells, refreshing and replenishing nutrients.
But if the lymph system is not in motion, this fluid can hold onto toxins and tension held in our face by jaw clenching and everyday facial expressions from stressors, causing blockages. Jade rolling gets things moving again, opening these blockages and aligning the system to boost circulation, cell turnover and promote healing, holistically. By allowing the facial tissue to deeply relax, we can move this fluid out and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
By flushing the toxins out of the body via the lymphatic drainage and releasing the blockages in the tissues, it also allows the flow of lymph and energy (chi) in the meridian system, achieving harmony and balance. Many clients describe their jade rolling experience as “uplifting” for their cheekbones and jawline and “brightening” for their complexion." -www.dermstore.com
When it comes to facial massage rollers, other crystals and/or stones can be used as well and its beauty tool function remains just the same. However, only the physical appearance and the metaphysical properties will change since the components and minerals wherein they are made of are different.
The second type of roller that I got is made of Rose Quartz which is popularly known as the "Stone of Love". If you have been following my blog and Instagram, you know that this is my favorite crystal ever!
Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family. This crystal is made up of silicon dioxide. It’s sweet, soft pink hue is the result of both the many, tiny inclusions of pink fibers, known as dididumortierite, within the glassy stone that keep it from being totally transparent, and irradiation. Rose Quartz is also sensitive to sunlight so it is best to avoid prolonged sun exposure (although charging this crystal under 1 hour sun exposure maximum once a month won't hurt, but let's talk about that next time!)
If you are curious why Rose Quartz is good for energy use, it is because Silica (or Silicon Dioxide) is responsible for cross-linking collagen strands which contributes to the strength, integrity, and flexibility of connective tissues such as those found in skin, bones, nails, and arteries. Silicon (not silicone) is also important for the growth of hair, skin and fingernails. However, exposure to crystalline silica (silicon dioxide) dust is a potent respiratory hazard when inhaled so yes, just avoid Rose Quartz, or any type of crystals, except salt which is safe for consumption, in powder form.
At the Crystal Healing Seminar that I attended, we were told that when our body senses the presence of a certain mineral nearby, it inspires the body to produce that kind of mineral within. So for example, when a person uses Rose Quartz, which contains silicon, on a daily basis, our body produces more silicon, therefore affecting our physique in a way that we can look blooming and young. Remember, collagen is usually used in anti-aging products?
"Rose quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries. The rose quartz stone meaning is one of unconditional love. The way it facilitates love entering your life is through it’s ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level. Helping you to forgive, understand and see fights or situations from a different perspective, rose quartz healing properties will imbue you with the wisdom to deepen your connection with your partner. In that same way, rose quartz properties provide gentle energy that assists you in recognizing your own need for compassion. It allows you to see that you deserve forgiveness and understanding from yourself.
Associated with the element of water, rose quartz healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out toxic energies and emotions that you have trapped inside of you." - www.energymuse.com
I got my Rose Quartz Anti-Aging Therapy Roller from @faithhopeloveskinfood, a Philippine-based online store in Instagram.
At the price of Php 1,800, the tool comes with a manual (instructions, benefits, illustration, etc) all encased in a simple yet chic marble-printed box.
My third facial massage roller is made of Amethyst, a crystal that belongs in the Quartz family that usually comes in light purple, purple, violet, and deep violet colors: the kind of shades that represent royalty!
Did you know, "amethyst’s most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “non-intoxicating.” Wise men in the Greek and Roman era were known to drop a piece of Amethyst into their wine to neutralize the alcohol." -www.shimmerlings.com
Amethyst is a macro crystalline variety of Quartz with the chemical formula SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide). Mostly occurring as purple, lilac or mauve in colour, the purest form is colorless. Experts attribute the purple color of amethyst to small amounts of iron (Fe4+) impurities at specific sites in the crystal structure of quartz.
Some amethyst, when exposed under the sunlight for a very long period of time, loses its color so it is best to avoid that. Some amethysts are being baked to achieve a deep yellow coloring that resembles Citrine. However, amethyst can also be naturally developed underground along with Citrine which makes them "Ametrine".
Amethyst is a protective stone linked to the crown chakra. When a person regularly works with a piece of amethyst, it helps in purifying the mind and clearing negative thoughts such as stress and anxiety, and enhancing one's intuition and mind's focus. When a person's mind is clear, his decision-making becomes rational therefore making more intelligent choices in life, including career and money-related stuff. When that happens, retaining wealth becomes easier as impulse buying and addiction become suppressed.
Displaying an amethyst cluster at home or the workplace is good because it affects the energy of those around it. It relieves too much tension so everybody won't be so stressed out and just calm down. Remember, a still and focused mind can produce better performance in work and at home.
My Amethyst Roller is from @jade_roller in Instagram.
This is being sold for Php 2,750 and it comes with a sleek dark-colored box with a manual/product description inside.
Which One is the Best and Which One Should I Choose:
Jade, Rose Quartz, or Amethyst?
First, all these crystal facial massage rollers function just the same in a beauty tool sense. They fulfill the very same purpose of massaging your fave (and body), of tightening, sculpting, and firming the skin, and of improving your blood circulation.
However, which one should you choose depends on what you want and what you need. When it comes to crystals, I advise the person to choose the one that attracts them the most. Why? Because when you are drawn to a certain crystal, it is your subconscious' way of saying "this is what I need at this moment". But if you are attracted to all of them yet your budget permits you to get only one, here is my advice:
If you need improvement on your overall health and wealth, choose jade.
If you crave improvement on self-love, platonic love, romantic love, or marital love, etc, choose rose quartz.
If you want to control your temper, anger issues, anxiety, stress, and mental problems, choose amethyst.
Remember, nobody can totally prevent one's self from getting old and showing the signs of aging. However, using crystal facial massage rollers can help slow down the process so you can enjoy your youthful appearance for a longer period of time.
Also, crystals only affect one's energy at most but it is not to be used as a total substitute of medicine to cure one's diseases and physical/mental problems. Crystals are not instant magic. For its energy to work on you, you have to use it daily so you get exposed to its metaphysical healing properties. It's like a vitamin that you have to regularly take before you see its effect. Crystals can help you only to a certain extent. You are the only one who can make decisions and take actions to see positive changes in your life. Good luck!
If interested to buy, check out these sites:
- Jade Roller Manila (for many variety of crystal rollers)
- Faith Hope Love Skin Food (for organic skin care and rose quartz roller)
Both of these online stores are based in the Philippines but maybe they can ship worldwide too, kindly send them an email if necessary.
Founder of Astral Crystals.