The science behind facial stone rollers is that these amazing little tools improve blood flow response and vasodilation. This means that your skin benefits from not only the increased circulation that delivers nutrients, but also from the increased oxygen that allows skin to release toxins and calm inflammation. The lymphatic system is then able to remove the toxins and excess fluid build up to make skin look brighter and more lustrous. The tone and elasticity of the skin increases, natural collagen levels boosts, and puffiness and wrinkling are reduced.
Stone rollers are best used cold to aid in the curtailing inflammation. I store mine in the fridge during the summer and in a cupboard in my bathroom that is like a little mini arctic zone in the winter.
To use your facial roller apply about a quarter-sized blop of serum, facial cream, or roller oil to your face and neck. Roll upwards starting with your central neck, moving to your chin, cheeks, eye area, and forehead, then roll back down along the sides of the face and sides of neck. This will direct the drainage of puffiness inducing interstitial fluid.
Roll 2-3 times a week if you wish. Rolling is a great way to relieve stress, too. It's really amazing how much stress we hold in our face during the day, and just like a body massage releases physical stress, so does facial rolling!
To clean your stone roller wipe it down with a clean cloth or gently rinse under warm water with a mild soap. Pat your roller dry and let it drain on a clean cloth to get moisture out of the barrel and prevent metal rust. If you wish to spiritually cleanse your roller then leave it in a dry bowl of salt overnight, preferably on a windowsill. Full moons are best for charging your crystals if you wish to do this as well.
Black Onyx grounds your body, mind, and soul. It encourages mental and emotional healing, and as it has great grounding energy is like a tonic for the nerves.