Face Rollers are one of those skin tools that popped up one day, and became prolific in the blink of an eye. Touted for their easy skin-massaging benefits, they’re designed to “promote circulation, break apart tension and flush stagnant lymph”, according to Australian Chanel skin expert Melanie Grant — facialist to the likes of Phoebe Tonkin and Victoria Beckham.
But beyond that, they’re actually one of the best additions you can make to your skincare routine to boost its overall efficacy. They really work your serums and the included active ingredients — like vitamin C or niacinamide — into the deeper layers of the skin, for a more potent effect. Think of them as a shot of adrenaline for your existing regimen: they’ll make all those products work overtime to give you the skin of your dreams.
“Facial rollers can be used to help flush stagnant lymph in the face, neck and décolleté that can cause puffiness, dullness and breakouts,” Grant told BAZAAR Australia. “They help to redefine the facial contour and infuse actives into the skin, and are a really user-friendly way to help destress and decompress at the end of the day.”
Additionally, using a face roller after applying your serums can “help infuse actives into the skin,” says Grant — in other words, maximising their potential benefits.