It’s been about a month since I purchased my rose quartz roller from Anthropologie and I’m honestly not sure how I lived so long without one in my beauty routine. I specifically went with rose quartz as my stone of choice (the rollers also come in jade and opal) after learning about some of the benefits the crystal has from Fern Olivia, a holistic health practitioner.
Rose quartz is said to lower stress, raise self-esteem, restore confidence, and balance emotions. The crystal is packed with minerals, including magnesium, iron, and oxygen, that help reduce inflammation and support the renewal of skin cells.
So, we know the crystal has incredible healing properties, but what does the roller actually do? There are many reasons why people all over swear by using a roller as part of their beauty routine. The act of rolling on the skin can improve blood circulation, skin tone, and elasticity, and promote lymphatic drainage and collagen production—amongst other things—plus, it feels amazing!
I have been using my rose quartz roller every morning after cleansing my skin and rolling out my face is now an integral part of my morning routine. A month in, and my skin is noticeably fuller, brighter, and less puffy under my eyes. The other added bonus is that my makeup goes on and stays better.
If you are new to using a roller, the process couldn’t be simpler. I like to start on either side of my nose and roll outwards toward my cheekbone and ear, moving up my face with each stroke. Be sure to only roll in one direction, and not in a back-and-forth motion. I do both sides of my face (from my nose out to my ear) before I move on, and then roll in an upward motion from my jawbone up to my forehead. Again, make sure you are only rolling up, and not back down. Once my whole face has been rolled, I take the smaller side of the roller and do my under eye area, starting from the bridge of my nose and again rolling out to the high points of my cheekbone.
My rose quartz roller is such a great way to start my day—and it provides a couple extra minutes of pampering before I begin to get ready. All you need is 1-2 minutes (although you could do it longer) and you are ready to continue on with your morning routine. I started seeing results almost immediately and have been so impressed that I have never gone a day without using my roller. My favorite part of using the rose quartz roller is that the crystal itself naturally stays fairly cold, which is so relaxing to use on your skin first thing in the morning. For added coolness, keep the roller in the fridge.
If you have a favorite facial serum already in your beauty regimen, you can also use it with the roller. On days when I will be sans makeup, I love using my essential oil from Fern’s line, Ajai Alchemy, Grace Serum: Hair, Face, and Body Oil, with the roller and then letting the serum sink into my skin. It feels so luxurious and is a routine I really look forward to on the weekends. If you would like to try the essential oils from Ajai Alchemy with your roller, use code LIVINGINSTEIL at checkout for savings.