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The holiday bloat shows itself in more ways than one. Sure, there’s the seasonal weight gain and party-bloat you might feel in your midsection (or back fat!). But more distressing is the puffy face. Indulging in too much sugar or other ingredients that cause inflammation, having a few too many cocktails and battling hangovers, and suffering through winter colds and sinus infections can all leave you waking up a little swollen in the face.
The solution to calm the puffiness and get your best bone structure back once again is in age-old tools that are raging in popularity once again: the beauty roller.
Thanks to a bump from beauty bloggers, the rise in holistic wellness and our never-ending obsession with youth, we’re cycling through old-school methods. But we like that better than more permanent and invasive strategies anyway! So we’re happy these trendy tools taking over personal vanities and esthetician offices alike.
Beauty Roller for a Contoured Face
For the crystal-loving spiritual healers, jade rollers pack a powerful two-in-one punch with detoxifying and healing powers. Jade stones represent health and longevity — rolling them on the face brings back a spark of youth.
Beauty addicts say the cool green stones rejuvenate muscles, impart radiance, reduce swelling and redness, stimulate circulation for better tone and elasticity and increase cell turnover for smoother skin.
Whew! All those benefits for $25? There is a downside, unfortunately. You’ll see tons of jade rollers on Amazon, and some of them are cheaply made. Read the reviews before you invest, and plan on treating your roller very gently (in other words, don’t drop it).
This ingenious guy lives in the freezer when you’re not using it. So each time you reach for this roller, it’s cool to the touch. The frosty feeling tightens your face, shrinks the appearance of pores and delivers an instant lift.
Facial rollers offer lymphatic drainage benefits. And in this case, the rolling ice tube enhances the flow within the lymph system to deflate the face fast. The result? A quick reduction in puffiness caused by over-indulgence the night before.
A pen-like roller delivers the expected tightening and toning benefits by way of tiny massaging stones that energize and uplift the face. The rhythmic rolling of the stoned tube mimics a traditional facial massage. Within minutes you can chisel out and regain those cheekbones that seem to have disappeared on you!