Roll Back the Clock: What These Face Rollers Really Do for Your Skin

BY Kaitlin Willow · February 23, 2018

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Whoever came up with the “beauty is pain” philosophy obviously never met the skin care devices below. Each of these products gently rolls, glides or massages over your face to make your beauty routine less of a chore and more of an in-home spa treatment.

At first glance, these tools might seem simple, but each one is said to improve the texture and tone of your skin, help other skin care products work better and keep your skin looking fresh in between treatments. Our experts tell us how each one works its magic with this guide on rolling back the clock to reveal smoother, firmer, brighter skin.

1. ORA Microneedle Face Roller System

What it does: Fade scars, fine lines and wrinkles

How it works: A little intimidating but virtually pain-free, a dermaroller treatment “is a safe, chemical- and laser-free method that triggers new collagen production, regenerates skin cells and can also be used to help resurface the skin,” nurse and esthetician Natalie Aguilar explains.

“Via microneedling, the dermaroller creates microchannels through the surface of the skin, allowing active skin-care-product ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C to reach the depths of the skin more effectively,” she notes. Aguilar recommends using a microneedling device once or twice a week at home to help smooth wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin texture and even skin tone.

2. Nurse Jamie Instant UpLift 

What it does: Firm, tone and energize your skin

How it works: Skin care expert to the stars Nurse Jamie created the Instant UpLift with a unique hexagon shape and strategically placed massaging stones to energize, enhance and revive your skin. “The hexagonal shape of the Uplift Facial Roller implements a rhythmic rolling action,” says Nurse Jamie, “replicating the techniques used in my signature facials at our exclusive spas helping to improve the appearance of skin tone for a more renewed, youthful-looking you!”

As a busy mother of three, Jamie wanted to make the UpLift as user-friendly as possible, which is why all you have to do is press and roll to see results, including de-puffing and firming action. With continued use, the UpLift offers benefits similar to extended massage therapy: “muscle relaxation and improved circulation which results in a more youthful and glowing complexion,” explains Jamie.

3. ReFa CARAT

What it does: Boost circulation and revive tired skin

How it works: A facial massage tool that also delivers powerful anti-aging technology? Sign us up. “Designed to perfectly fit the contours of the face and body, the ReFa CARAT mimics a kneading technique used by professional estheticians to help improve circulation as well as the appearance of tightness and tone,” says ReFa brand expert Rie Iimura. “The other key benefit comes from the low-level, solar-powered microcurrent emitted by the ReFa CARAT, which has been demonstrated to help visibly enhance firmness and elasticity, ” adds Iimura.

Iimura recommends using the device once or twice a day: in the morning to diminish puffiness, before bed to combat muscle fatigue or in a warm bath to improve circulation (the device is waterproof!) While it’s a powerful anti-aging tool on its own, Iimura notes that the ReFa CARAT complements injections as well. “By improving circulation, it helps diminish the appearance of puffiness for a firmer, more toned appearance in between procedures,” she mentions.

4. Jade Roller Beauty Jade Roller PRO

What it does: Flush toxins and stimulate collagen production

How it works: Licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist Melody Zara Hoffman, who also holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine, uses a jade roller both personally and in her professional practice.

Hoffman tells us that the jade roller has both short-term and long-term skin benefits. In the short term, jade rolling can decrease puffiness and energize tired skin—such as after a long flight or a sleepless night. In the long term, Hoffman notes that benefits include “boosting blood circulation, increasing skin elasticity, lymphatic drainage, reduction in puffiness, diminishing fine lines, reducing dark circles under the eyes, tightening pores and lifting and toning the muscles of the face, neck and jawline.”

Kaitlin Willow

Kaitlin Willow is Dermstore's Community Manager. She lives and breathes words—both inside and outside of the office. Aside from Dermstore, she also writes novels and short stories. You'll likely find Kaitlin at the d... Read More >

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