Why You Need a Jade Roller

Creating an impactful beauty routine takes time and is ever evolving. What we needed in our 20s (drugstore cleanser and maybe some lip balm) is radically different from what we require in our 30s, 40s, 50s and above. It’s becomes more complicated than slathering on some expensive creams.

Today, there are fantastic tools to incorporate into your daily routine to keep your skin in tip-top shape.

A Clarisonic will give your skin an incredible cleaning; a micro roller helps serums absorb and boosts collagen, and face toning devices help maintain your jawline and give your skin a subtle lift. I use all of the above and recently added the beauty blogger product du jour: the jade roller.

Why I Love My Jade Roller

Jade Roller, $25.00, Vintner’s Daughter Serum, $185.00

During one of my insomnia induced Instagram rabbit holes, I ordered it on a whim, with no real expectations. Advocates claim that a natural jade roller will improve elasticity and promote lymphatic drainage which is a fancy way of saying it reduces swelling and increases blood circulation. At 2 am this, all sounded great.

I figured at worst; this gizmo would live in my fridge for the mornings I need to roll something cold under my eyes.

It turns out; this inexpensive tool is an effective way to calm angry skin, reduce inflammation and puffiness and helps your skin absorb serums. Here’s how it works:

For daily use, wash your skin with your favorite cleanser. Your next step will be whatever you do after you cleanse and before you add serum. I use a glycolic acid pad that helps with my acne. THEN I press my favorite serum (Vintner’s Daughter above) into my skin and pull out my jade roller.

Using little pressure, begin to roll the jade up and away from the center of your face. With the larger side of the jade, start on one side with your jawline and roll three or four times, move up to your cheek bone, then move to the other side of your face. Take the roller and move from your eyebrows to your hairline.

Next, use the smaller piece of jade and go up your chin, and gently around your eyes. All in all, it takes about 2 minutes.

The coolness of the jade reduces redness, and the up and out motion helps your skin drink in all the goodness in your serum.

I started using this as part of my nighttime routine. After just a few days of use, I woke up with little to no redness on my cheeks (I have very mild rosacea that makes me crazy). Not only does it do what it promises, but it also helps reduce puffiness under your eyes.

Last week I was traveling for work. My skin freaks out on planes and in hotels when you get no fresh air. I woke up in Houston on my way to a meeting looking like I was drinking and crying all night (I don’t remember doing either). I had packed my roller and quickly used it around my eyes for a few minutes. The difference was incredible. The swelling went entirely away.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune on a jade roller.  You can, if you want, but why?  Don’t fork over $50, or $100.  I found mine on Amazon for $25, and it’s well made and works perfectly.

Giveaway: Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

Vinter's Daughter Botanical Serum Giveaway from The Well Dressed Life

It’s Giveaway Time!

Once a month, for all of 2018, we are giving away one of my favorite products. It could be a bag, a book, a beauty product, an accessory – pretty much anything I use and love. We kicked off last month with the Lo & Sons OG bag. As long-time readers know, I have been a fan of these durable travel bags for years. Today, we are giving away Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Face Serum; my stranded-on-a-desert-island must have face oil that transformed my skin. With a cult-like following and crazy price tag, it’s a pretty fantastic prize.

Vinter's Daughter Botanical Serum Giveaway from The Well Dressed Life


The Serum

I discovered Vintner’s Daughter about a year and a half ago. Knowing it was time to upgrade my skincare routine I went off to look for a serum that would help revitalize my aging skin that is prone to breakouts and redness. Over the years I’ve been incorporating more natural beauty products into my skin care regiment. Knowing how much better I feel with a clean and organic diet, I figured mimicking that in my beauty products couldn’t hurt. Some products fell flat, showed little to no results and were not worth the price tag.

Vintner’s Daughter boasts a magical combination of botanicals and essential oils. In the spirit of “research,” after reading dozens of too-good-to-be-true reviews online, I skeptically ordered one 30ml bottle for $185.

Pause for reaction.

Admittedly, I spend an obscene amount of money on skincare. I justify the price by thinking that I’ll age gracefully and my older self will be grateful for the healthy, well cared for skin. I hope. We’ll see.

But $185 for a bottle of serum seemed crazy even for me. I was Christmas morning excited when it arrived in the mail and placed it in my medicine cabinet like it was the Grail in Indian Jones and the Last Crusade. Don’t drop it, don’t spill it, don’t let anyone touch it.

How to Apply 

It’s important to follow the application process. I started using it at night after I wash my face with either Eve Lom (if I’m wearing make up) or Tata Harper (for little to no make up), and use a gentle toner. Then, you take six drops of the oil and rub it between your hands. Gently place both hands on your face a push and press the oil into your skin. You don’t want to douse your skin with oil; a little goes a long way. Continue to push and press the oil all over your face, neck and decollete. Let it sit for about 30 seconds.

Then I follow up with eye cream, neck cream and night cream. It’s not as involved as it sounds. My night time routine takes less than 5 minutes.

The Results

I was floored with how much better my skin looked when I woke up the next morning. It had a noticeable glow, and the redness that lives on my checks was gone entirely. Over the next few weeks, my skin was transformed.

The hormonal acne on my cheeks – gone.
The acne scarring on my cheeks – gone.
The redness on my t-zone – gone.
The general dullness that comes with over 35-year-old skin – gone.

Is it expensive? Yes.
Worth it? Also yes.

My skin has a youthful glow that looks rested (haha!) and healthy.
I was sold, and have been using the serum religiously ever since. Now I get panicky when the bottle gets low.

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