Can jade face rollers help your skin?

01 Mar 2021 | Category: Cosmetic

Expert Advice in Mother & Baby

The UK’s Number One pregnancy, baby and toddler website asked Dr Ross Perry for his expert advice on jade rollers, a traditional beauty device that has been used for centuries.

Jade rollers are said to have a variety of potential benefits, including:

  • Sculpting, toning and firming skin
  • Boosting circulation and blood flow
  • Reducing puffiness
  • Wrinkles/lines and premature ageing
  • Unclogging pores and build-up

There is no real evidence, but many swear by them.

Jade Rollers FAQ

Mother & Baby asked Dr Ross Perry to explain more:

How to use a jade face roller

“It’s best to start off with a thoroughly cleansed face before you roll. Follow this by using a serum or moisturiser so the skin is moist.

“Start at the chin and roll horizontally out to the hairline. The pressure should be light and comfortable on the skin. The smaller part of the jade roller should be used around the eye area so place it in the inner corner of the eye and roll out towards the temples. You can also roll from the eyebrows upwards to the hairline, moving across the forehead. The smaller side can also be used I use down the nose, area moving it in a horizontal motion.”

Jade roller technique & hygiene

“Most people can use a jade roller but it’s important to use a good technique.

“Like anything, if you rub too hard into the skin you can actually aggravate acne or cause sensitivity.

“It’s also important to keep it clean as bacteria can build up.”

What to look for in a jade roller

“As genuine jade is super expensive, opting for a cheap version will have very little benefit. Aim to purchase from a reputable beauty brand and expect to pay a reasonable amount for a good quality jade roller.

“Look at the reviews and think about what you’re hoping to achieve from a jade roller. There’s no miracle cure of using a ‘beauty tool’ to make you look younger or reducing puffiness. A jade roller needs to be in addition to a good skincare regime.”

How to spot a counterfeit jade roller

“Real jade varies from being dark green through to light green with swirls of white. If there are no imperfections like black dots or white swirls it’s likely to be dyed and treated and therefore fake.

“Jade is cool to touch so if it feels warm or doesn’t cool down quickly after it may well be a fake. Also, beware of the price, yes they are fairly inexpensive, but if you’re looking at one that’s ultra-cheap it’s more than likely not to be the real thing.”

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-wrinkle injections/fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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