The Truth Behind These Powerful Gems
You’ve probably either seen rose quartz facial rollers all over Instagram—or you’ve taken the plunge and bought one for yourself already. Crystal facial rollers really do seem to be everywhere these days, with a considerable amount of hype attached to them. From jade to rose quartz and amethyst, precious stones are believed to be very beneficial for skin, with alleged benefits ranging from calming puffiness to improving tone and elasticity.
There’s no doubting their popularity, as crystal facial rollers increasingly populate the feeds of beauty bloggers. But it’s certainly not just influencers who are making them popular – facialists and professional estheticians also use them on clients. So does that mean they really work In this article, we’ll explore the purported benefits of rose quartz and determine whether they can really bring positive change to your skin when used correctly.
Rose Quartz Meaning & History
Some people believe crystals have special “energies” they impart upon people who use them. For example, rose quartz is thought of as the stone of love and is also believed to have the ability to remove “toxic” energy from your body and soul.
This crystal is also associated with the heart chakra. In Indian belief, a chakra is an area of “spiritual power” in the body. The heart chakra is associated with compassion, unconditional love and joy. Many people believe that using rose quartz can help bring love and healing into one’s life. In regards to skin care, some believe using rose quartz can further impart this healing energy into your body’s largest organ.
Though increasingly popular today, crystals like rose quartz have been used by ancient civilizations for their purported healing powers. In Chinese culture, they are prized for their ability to remain resilient throughout millions of years of geological changes, and are viewed as having a “spirit” of their own that promotes healing. This obviously includes skin healing as well. There aren’t any actual scientific studies that connect crystals like rose quartz to actual healing of the body, but they are popular in many wellness spaces and in alternative medicine like Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Moreover, for those who believe in the healing properties of crystals, rose quartz is considered to have the most power. Thus, its popular use in skin care is not by accident.
Rose Quartz Skincare Benefits
First thing’s first: there aren’t any scientific studies to prove whether using a rose quartz facial roller actually helps heal skin and treat various skin concerns like wrinkles, but there is anecdotal evidence that it helps alleviate the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and tired skin and promote the look of elasticity, firmness and tone.
A rose quartz facial roller will typically come with dual ends. The larger end is used all over the face, while the smaller end can be used around the delicate eye area to help soothe and calm. Rolling the smaller end under the eye is thought to reduce the appearance of puffiness, helping you achieve a more refreshed, wide-awake look.
This cooling effect of gliding the rose quartz stone on your face is also known to help calm skin (must like an ice cube would) and reduce the look of redness.
Finally, a rose quartz facial roller can potentially help improve the appearance of overall tone and elasticity because of the way it massages your skin as you slide it over your face. (Many skincare experts believe skin massage can help with the look of elasticity by helping improve circulation.) This in turn helps with better product absorption of following skincare treatments. The idea is if you apply, say, a serum on your skin using facial roller rather than using your fingers, the topicals are getting pushed in more deeply and for longer. Overall, this use of a crystal roller can potentially help promote healthier, more radiant and firmer skin.
Rose Quartz Facial Roller Tips
- Refrigerate the roller overnight and use first thing in the morning to combat puffiness.
- Apply a dime-sized amount of serum or quarter-sized amount of moisturizer onto the roller and massage from the center of your face moving outward toward the ears and down toward the jawline until fully applied. (Some experts recommend using it for five minutes twice a day to simply massage your face as well.)
- “Recharge” the crystal in sunlight or moonlight by placing it in an area where the sunlight or moonlight will touch it directly. Some devotees believe this helps the crystal keep its energy.
- Carefully wash your facial roller with soap and water daily to prevent transfer of bacteria onto skin.