Today, beauty has become a term with a limitless meaning..

There is always space for new things, new products and yes.. new tools. It seems like people are ready to go beyond skincare and do whatever it takes in search of the fountain of youth. We all strive for a healthy, glowing and younger looking skin and if something as simple as a facial roller can make your skin look better why not try it.. right?

Ironically enough, facial massage rollers are far from being an innovation, the history of facial rollers dates from centuries ago, but with the Asian influence in skincare in the recent years, this tradition has resurface full force becoming into a very popular skin trend.

THE FACTS:

Massage helps to increase blood circulation
Activates lymphatic drainage reducing inflammation and eliminating toxins
Stimulates facial muscles
Oxygenates tissues
Increases skin tone and elasticity
Reduces puffiness and redness
BONUS: Increasing blood flow encourages production of collagen and gives the skin a healthy and natural glow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Massage gently, the lymph is found at a very superficial level in the skin, so if you press too hard you will you be going into the muscle tissues and miss the benefits of a good lymphatic drainage.
Do it in upward and outward movements to create a lifting effect, never pushing downwards
A few minutes a day is more than enough for the face.

Massaging right before and after the application of a skincare product will benefit the absorption of the product.

CONTROVERSY:
Can facial massage affect the distribution of fat (adipose tissue) on your face?

Many people claim to see a slimming effect when they use a facial massage roller regularly. More likely, that effect is due to a drainage of the lymph which helps to eliminate fluids and inflammation. The effect is temporary.

The adipose tissue is located in the hypodermis the skin layer found deeper to the dermis (the second layer of the skin). You would have to massage with a lot of pressure to access the hypodermis and massage regularly and for a much longer period of time to experience changes in the adipocytes (fat cells). When someone uses massage for body contouring of the treatment of cellulite, it mainly happens from increase in oxygen causing a raise in body temperature which activates the metabolism to promote fat burning, but again, it requires a much longer time than just 45 -60 seconds, the time recommended for the use of most facial massage rollers. Nevertheless, as I mentioned before applying very light pressure is key when using this method to achieve the best benefits.

MY EXPERIENCE:

I have been using the Nurse Jamie UPLIFT massaging roller for a few weeks.

I like it, so far what I have seen is a subtle lifting effect right after a do the movements with the tool. I find it specially good in the morning if I wake up with puffiness under my eyes. From the increase in oxygen, I do notice a nice glow in my skin. Now, the effect is temporary, it lasts only a few hours.

I find this tool to be particularly good for those times when you need a quick pick me up. It does the trick. Another thing that I like about it is that is easy to carry around and it needs no batteries or charging.

The price point is on the high end. It costs $69

It is a well-made tool that rotates smoothly, contains 24 massaging stones with tourmaline quartz and has an hexagon shape which helps to prevent pinching or pulling the skin.

THIS IS WHAT THE COMPANY SAYS ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

http://nursejamie.com/instant-uplift-facial-fiming-beauty-tool

“The Nurse Jamie UpLift™ Massaging Beauty Roller is an innovative beauty tool for the face and body with a unique hexagon shape that holds 24 massaging stones to temporarily energize, enhance, revive and uplift your skin. The UpLift™ is a Celebrity favorite for it’s ease of use, portability and instant results! The Uplift Beauty Tool utilizes a unique rhythmic rolling action, replicating the techniques used in my signature facials at our exclusive spas to help improve the appearance of skin tone for a more renewed, youthful-looking you!”

  • 24 Massaging Stones
  • Helps Improve Skin Tone
  • Suitable for Most Skin Types
  • Portable, Easy-To-Use
  • No Batteries Required

THE BOTTOM LINE:

As a professional I know the incredible benefits of massage. These tools will never replace the amazing results that some skillful hands can provide; however, they are great tools for at home treatments and for a quick lifting effect that although not permanent.. hey, who wouldn’t like that!

Thank you so much for being here,

Until next time,

Dora Salazar

Med. Aesthetician/ Cosmetologist/ Massage Therapist/ Med. Electrologist C.M.E.

Disclaimmer:

The information above represents my personal opinion and it is shared for informational purposes only.

This post was not sponsored.