For today’s post, I thought it’d be fun to share something a little different. With life being full on lately, fitting in some me time has gone up a few notches in importance.
Lately I’ve been enjoying the slow moments. Dimming the lights, putting on loose, comfy clothing, lighting a candle, throwing my hair into a messy bun. I’ve even found the time and patience for face masks and shimmering scrubs! You know you’re doing something right when you can say “Ah! now this.. this is the life!”
Usually I’m not one to go for anything trend based, even with skincare and makeup products where what you see the most of is the best. I remember last year, when so many people were flocking to buy the Mario Badescu facial mists.. I never did try that and still think it was oversold!
What I cannot speak highly enough of though is the facial rollers. As it turns out, they are no new invention, dating back to ancient times when they were used in beauty rituals. You’ll most commonly find them with Jade and rose quartz stones. These crystals are thought to have unique healing and vibrational properties which can energise, balance and restore the mind and body.
Rose Quartz is linked to the heart chakra and is commonly referred to as the love stone. It promotes unconditional love and peace whilst warding off negativity and easing tension. These factors can and do contribute towards premature ageing and overall skin damage.
Facial rollers are said to have a multitude of benefits, even for your health- they can sculpt, tone, firm skin and enhance tone, give you a healthy glow, detoxify and minimise lines. In my case, I found it completely changed my face shape to be less round.
I’d heard about facial rollers through a few instagram beauty bloggers, but honestly just purchased mine on a whim. There was this gorgeous little florist and gift shop in a small town I’d stopped over in. We’d headed to Thirroul, a northern seaside suburb of Wollongong. It was early morning, only about eight am. My last day of being on holidays before we headed home. We’d just eaten breakfast at a cafe across the road- chai lattes, delicious buttery pastries and gourmet rolls. After we ate and purchased a few little things, we came across an antique shop. There wasn’t anything too interesting there, but I did come across two sleeping puppies! The cutest thing, I tell you.
Anyhow, now that I’ve established a sort of skincare routine, I use my rose quartz roller pretty much on the daily. It was $50, so a bit on the pricier side, but I believe mindful purchases are okay. Being a minimalist and overall advocate for living more with less, I believe that material possessions are at times unnecessary, but only if they fail to serve a function. If something contributes positively to your wellbeing and happiness or serves as a good investment, I’m all for that!
One of my biggest tips would be to keep your quartz roller in the fridge. This keeps it nice and cool and definitely improves the massage! I use it in the mornings to help me wake up, focusing particularly on the under eyes. Apparently it’s very possible to clear both dark circles and bagginess! Now that’d be a dream.
Facial rollers are easy to use, but it’s important to remember that you’ll want to use outward and upward strokes. You can choose to use the roller with or without other products, but for a deeper cleanse I’ll apply a serum or scrub.
Well, there you have it! I’d just like to take a moment to say that this post is in no way affiliated with Salt by Hendrix. It isn’t sponsored and I didn’t receive free product or commission. As always, I strive for transparency and simply wanted to share about a product I love and find useful. I hope you will too!