What You Need to Know About Facial Rollers

What I love about being in the 21st century is that so many services that used to only be available at salons are now available at home. Treatments and services that were also done only at salons can be done at home too. Laser hair removal, light therapy, and facial rolling. Sure, they can be costly, but in the long run, it does save you money.

Today I wanted to go over facial rollers! I have more then I would like to admit, and yes I do use ALL of them. Now, you don’t need to have every type of facial roller out there. That’s why you have me *wink, wink*?! I DO want to break down every kind of roller there is out there, that way, you can make the decision on which one to invest in.

Wanting to try Facial Rollers, but not sure where to start? Beauty blogger Elly Brown breaks down everything you need to know about Facial Rollers!

First, let’s cover our basis, what is a facial roller and what do they do?

Facial rollers are paint rollers for the skin, and they even look like one to me! They’re used to enhance blood circulation, help products absorb into the skin, and reduce puffiness which is caused by congested lymphatic channels. All facial rollers are used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm your skin, and help reduce the look of inflammation. P.S. read this article by The Style Caster if you want to learn more.

How do you use it?

The most recommended way to use a facial roller is to apply your serum/oil/moisturizer on to your skin first and then roll your face to help the product absorb into your skin. Note- because facial rollers help with lymphatic drainage, you must be careful to roll up and away from the (see picture below). Roll outward, not inward.

Wanting to try Facial Rollers, but not sure where to start? Beauty blogger Elly Brown breaks down everything you need to know about Facial Rollers!What kind of rollers are there?


Jade Rollers

Jade rollers work by boosting blood circulation, reducing swelling, and allowing skin care products to seep deeper into the surface of your skin. They help reduce puffiness and inflammation to the face by stimulating the lymphatic system. Metaphysically, jade brings peace and harmony and is known to help reduce stress.

Rose Quartz Rollers 

Rose quartz rollers firm the look of skin through a gentle massage. It soothes the skin by releasing tension and encouraging cell restoration while reducing inflammation and fine lines. Rose quartz is known for its wrinkle-reducing benefits and eliminating dark circles under the eye.

Ice Rollers 

Ice rollers are facial rollers that have been chilled. The cold temperature causes constriction in the skin, which results in shrinking of the pores and blood vessels. This creates a smoother, more even-toned look to the surface of the skin over time. This cold treatment can also soothe inflammation and irritation which reduces redness.


Derma Rollers

The derma roller is a facial massage roller covered in microneedles. This is used to create tiny punctures on the skin and trigger cell regeneration and new collagen to promote skin repair. Produces natural collagen and elastin to eliminate wrinkles and sun damage. These can also aid in preventing premature, improve the appearance of scars, helps to reduce discoloration and age spots. Derma rollers also improve the appearance of rosacea and aid in eliminating acne. (See this post here about my favorite derma roller).


24k Golden Pulse Facial Massager

This 24k gold bar vibrates 6,000 times a minute (micro vibration), giving the facial muscle a right amount of stimulation to achieve a firming effect. Facial massagers also help with reducing wrinkles around eyes, lips, forehead, and neck.



Gua Sha

Gua sha (an ancient Chinese medicine) also known as spooning or scraping, is used to sculpt the face with short and long strokes to the face and neck. Benefits include reduced inflammation and decreased puffiness. Facial Gua also helps with circulation, lymphatic drainage, and promotes vibrancy and elasticity in the skin. Learn more about facial gua sha in this article here.






I would love to hear below if you have tried facial rolling, or even have a facial roller at home? Share below!







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So many choose from – thanks for listing the benefits of each! My face is often very swollen when I wake so goodness knows I need to get into the habit of facial rolling! 🙂

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Viva Glow

It’s always about massaging the face to promote circulation. Asians have somewhat wacky but helpful techniques for skincare.

Lilly Andrews

Wow! Thank you for breaking this down so well. I’ve been using derma rollers for years now and I love it. Once in a while I schedule an appointment for derma fillers and in between, I take care of myself with skincare regimen recommended by my doctor. I’ve heard about this 24k Golden Pulse Facial Massager from a friend and I’m still not sure if I should give it a try or not. Have you tried it? What’s your insight about it? Thanks!


I am also a big fan of home treatments and we are really lucky to live in this period of time. I’m also a big fan of derma rollers. My favourite is Jade roller. Never tried an ice roller, but why not? Thank you for sharing