We may be a little late to the party, but we've recently discovered the joys of face masking (yes, it's a verb!) while facial rolling. And WOW. Is this the ultimate act of self-love or what? There's seriously nothing more relaxing than letting that roller glide across your face while you soak in all of the goodness a sheet mask has to offer. Plus, multi-tasking like this is doing double-duty for our skincare routine, and you won't hear us complaining about that!
In case you're new to the whole facial rolling scene, too — I mean, sure it's popular on Instagram, but, like, what does it actually do? Allow us to fill you in. According to Ling Chan, an esthetician and the owner of the facial-specializing Ling Skincare spa, who spoke with Fashionista, facial rollers work wonders for facial muscles, much like an actual massage! Plus, the gentle pressure applied while rolling this all over your face promotes circulation, which will lead to fuller, younger looking skin in the end. Seriously. SIGN. US. UP.
Facial rollers tend to be made out of certain stones, such as Jade or Rose Quartz, which can supposedly have healing properties of their own. I recently used my Rose Quartz facial roller with a charcoal sheet mask and could really tell a difference in the clarity and firmness of my skin the next day — so this got me thinking — maybe different face mask and roller combos can have different effects for the skin. Some might make the face brighter, some might hep with acne. With so many options — which one is right for you?
We've selected some of our favorite pairings below to help you choose:
The Amethyst facial roller is said to have healing and cleansing powers and abilities to balance out the high and low emotional centers so that you can reach full zen. Pair this with a lightly scented tea tree face mask, and you'll be feeling calmer in no time.
Rose Quartz is said to reduce stress and get you in the mood for unconditional love. Meanwhile, charcoal is drawing toxins out of your skin, so this combo will get all of that negative stuff (energy and otherwise) cleared out!
Jade is said to bring a sense of peace and harmony and reduce stress. So, pair that with a mask that's soothing to the skin, and you're about to feel all sorts of less-stressed out, with the skin to prove it, too.
Clear quartz is supposed to help you manifest your intentions and help give you the energy you need to reach your goals. This empowering crystal is just the kind of thing you need to pair with a mask that will get your skin lifted and glowing — so you're looking flawless and prepared to take on whatever comes your way!
Be sure to massage while the mask is on, but also use the roller to help the moisture from the mask seep into the skin once you've removed the mask as well. This way, you'll also get the added benefit from the stone, too.
So, who's ready for a rejuvenating face-masking session? Let your mood influence which combo you choose and let those good vibes soak in!