How to Massage Your Face With a Facial Roller

There are scads of fancy-schmancy facial massaging and skin-boosting apparatuses on the market.

I don't even want to try and count how many.

Most of them claim they can massage, tighten & tone like nothing you've ever experienced before, yet a huge number end up as yet another 'bathroom fixture' after having emptied your pocketbook.

I have a theory about facial boosting tools.

LisaLise Theory about Facial Boosting Tools

Facial boosting tools are entirely unnecessary.

Really and truly.

It is quite possible to perform a fabulous self-facial massage using nothing more than your own 2 hands. The cool part: they are already attached to your body, quite functional, and don't even cost anything to use.

But to be fair, facial massage using only your hands takes a bit of practice to get right.

So even though facial massaging tools are unnecessary, I will admit they can be quite pleasant and easy to use and may even be a titch better than using hands.

My age-old mantra of 'less-is-more-without-sacrificing-luxury' prompted me to start exploring simple-yet-effective facial massage tools at the end of last year.

Here's what I started with.

Ayurvedic Wooden Facial Massager

Today, we're going to learn how easy it is to use a little lotus-wood Ayurvedic facial massaging thingy dingy.

I got this one right here, but am guessing similar models are available in your nearby if you do an internet search. And if it isn't, these folks will ship worldwide.

This roller is lightweight, handy and feels surprisingly pleasant to use.

It arrived boxed with a guideline that clearly stated (in French) 'create your own personalized face massage routine'.

OK, cool.

We get to make up our own rules!

How to Use an Ayurvedic Wooden Facial Massager

If you've never used a facial massager before, don't worry. It's easy peasy. Here's how I use mine. 
  1. Wash face and neck with your chosen cleanser
  2. Rinse thoroughly
  3. Apply a few drops of face oil or a favorite serum to your moist skin
  4. With light but firm pressure, use the roller to massage your face. Start wherever you wish: across your forehead, along the jawline, upwards on cheeks, and upwards on neck. When massaging the eye area, lighten the pressure. Switch hands if necessary to cover the entire face.
  5. Although the roller won't feel greasy (if you use oil), dry it with a clean cloth after use.

That's how easy it is! 

The entire process needn't take more than 5 minutes and your skin should feel stimulated without any redness or irritation. 

I've been using this little number for about a month now and have grown quite fond of how easy and pleasant it is to use and how it leaves my skin feeling.

Just so you can see the size / proportion, I took a snap of myself using it.

Actually it was about 30 snaps. Do you know how hard it is to photograph yourself massaging your face with a face roller with your eyes closed? It's quite an entertaining challenge.

Next Up

I'm on the hunt for a stone face roller for the next test. They exist as jade, pink quartz and in other stone types so I'm still checking which I'd like to try out.

Do Tell

Have you ever used a simple facial roller? Please share your experience with it in a comment below.


Lucia Mencarelli said…
Very interesting, will get one of those! Thank you 😊
Judy D. said…
What about the derma-roller massage(ers)? Would you please review one of those? They are very popular right now, but I've heard you should not use them at home, only at a licensed facility by a practitioner. Is this true, or only hype to make more money?

Anonymous said…
I have used a jade roller and Rose Quartz as well. I really love how my skin looks and feels the next day. It is smooth, glowing and looks renewed. I find the stone rollers easier to keep clean, also love the energy they emit.

Anjali said…
Hi Lisa, thank you for all the great information. I would like to try the crystal roller but there are so many available and it’s very difficult to decided which one to get. Would really appreciate a recommendation from you. Thanks again...
LisaLise said…
@forever_a_rose - Ooh thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get started with mine!

@Anjali - I wish I could give you a recommendation but I am still waiting for my order to arrive and haven't even tried it yet! I have heard the jade roller is the best, but some swear by the pink quartz. Hope you find the perfect roller for you!
Swara D said…
I have just order a =rose quartz jade roller last week.. Now after reading this I think I will even get myself the Neutrogena light therapy acne mask!
Anonymous said…

I am thinking of buying a facial roller but not sure which one to get.
Should I buy wooden or should I buy stone ?
Which one is more effective ?

Awating your response.
LisaLise said…
HI Anon - I have a jade one and my wooden one and actually love both and switch between them depending on my mood.
Unknown said…
I love this article and got a kick out of the humor (not so unlike my own). Very informative. I currently have the ayurvedic wooden roller & am excited to get started. Thx so much for the share!
LisaLise said…
Hi there Unknown -- thanks so much for your kind comment -- enjoy your facial roller! :)