Derm DMs: Can My Facial Roller Cause Acne?
As skin-care enthusiasts, we’re no strangers to the facial roller, in fact it’s become an essential part of our skin-care routines. It’s a favorite best served cold (stick it in your fridge to see what we mean), for an invigorating yet relaxing experience. And although you can pretty much roll your face to your heart’s content (it’s one of the rare times when less isn’t necessarily more), it’s important that you clean your roller after every use.
NYC-based Skincare.com consulting dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, says your facial roller could cause breakouts if not cleaned regularly and properly. Theoretically, using a jade roller on a dirty face can cause breakouts, says Zeichner, because it could trap dirt and oil on the skin’s surface, which could block pores and lead to pimples. That’s why it’s essential to clean your facial roller after every use.
What’s more, it’s important to clean everything — from your face to your fingertips — before use.
To clean the roller, Dr. Zeichner recommends to wipe it clean using a microfiber cloth. For a deeper clean, dip the roller in warm, soapy water before wiping it off and letting it air dry. If you’re using the roller with your favorite skin-care products (although we do love a bare-faced roller sesh), try using an oil-free and non-comedogenic formula to help your roller session from clogging your pores.