How to Clean & Store Gua Sha & Facial Roller

How to Clean & Store Gua Sha & Facial Roller

Jade rollers and gua sha tools are the new skincare phenomenon that promises healthy glowing skin. Made with love, these effective tools also need care and perseverance to maintain their efficiency. What you might not know is that the way you clean and store them will greatly influence their efficiency.

Some people take their jade roller straight from their beauty shelf, at room temperature without concerning themselves too much with its temperature. There are also those who prefer to store it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect – and to be completely honest, they are on to something there.


Cleaning Your Gua Sha Tool 

Gua Sha tool is not much different than the usual Jade roller. However, to be specific, here is how you can care for your Gua Sha tool in the best way. 


  1. Rinse your Gua sha with warm water you can also use a lightly concentrated cleaning agent 
  2. Let your gua sha tool dry over a cloth before you pack it back 
  3. You can also spray some isopropyl alcohol on your Gua Sha tool to keep it bacteria-free 


Cleaning Your Jade Roller  

To maintain your jade roller’s structure and efficiency, you must clean your tool every now and then. For more enhanced results it isn’t a bad idea as well to clean your roller every day after use. While cleaning, make sure you remove all the dirt, oils, and other pollutants that may be present on the surface. However, do note that it is best to avoid cleansing the handle of the roller with water. 


To clean it properly you can: 

  1. First the dry clean - wipe the stone part of the Jade roller with a tissue or dry cloth in a way that you remove all the visible dirt particles. 
  2. Be careful not to wipe the roller with boiling water
  3. It is also not a good idea to leave the jade roller in the water- assuming it would be cleaned on its own 
  4. To make sure, your roller remains bacteria-free, use a gentle soap or cleanser to clean
  5. After cleaning the roller with the wet wipes, leave it to dry on a soft towel.



Where to Store a Jade Roller 

Cleaning the jade roller is half of the job done. You must also be considerate about storing your jade roller in the right way, at the right place. Here are some things you should keep in mind while deciding where and how to store your jade roller.


  1. Store the jade face roller in a particular plastic storage bag that can protect it from any damage it falls or bumps into something. 
  2. After cleaning do not directly put it in a bag - make sure you let it dry first.
  3. Keep your jade roller somewhere where it is unlikely to fall or break - avoid keeping them in a cluttered drawer
  4.  Instead of stashing it in the medicine cabinet or bathroom shelf, try storing it on a vanity or dresser instead to protect the stone.


Appropriately Storage in the Fridge

Fridge or Freezer: Where Should It Go?

Technically speaking, none of the options is wrong. However, what you need to keep in mind is that ice buildups may form on the jade roller – which may also cause ice burns to your skin. It will ultimately depend on your freezer.

Plus, if too much ice builds up on the roller, it will prevent the tool from… well, rolling. This is why, rather than propping this device in the freezer, you might want to pop it in the fridge instead.

Avoid placing near food:

There is no special technique for adding this self-care tool in the fridge. You just open the door and prop it there. However, you might want to make sure that it stays clear of any smelly foods – i.e. don’t put it right next to the fish or any foods that have high odors.

The last thing you want is to massage your face and find out that your jade roller smells like food. Also, make sure that you clean the jade roller before you store it.


Benefits of Storing Your Jade Roller and Gua Sha in the Fridge

To understand the benefits of storing jade rollers and gua sha in the fridge, you might want to associate them with ice packs and cubes. We’ve known for some time that ice and cold items are great for the skin -- so, this should apply to jade rollers and guasha too, right? Here are the main reasons why you should do it.

  • Smooth skin: Cool treatment will encourage skin tightening because it boosts collagen production. This way, you should be able to lessen the aspect of your fine lines and
  • Acne and pore removal: Acne is generally caused when buildups enter an open pore and begin swelling in there. Cold jade rollers will close those pores, preventing acne – but will also reduce the inflammation if the acne has already occurred.
  • Relieves swelling: Do you often wake up with puffy eyes and your face overall looking like a blowfish? Ice and cold tools can improve blood circulation along with lymphatic drainage – so, when you treat your face with the jade roller, you work to de-puff your face.

Cold jade rollers included in your daily routine may lead to glowing skin. If you store them properly in the fridge, you will also get a boost of beauty that will release tension and make you look ten times younger. They will also allow you to properly detox your body.

You just need to know how to store them properly.