Every year like clockwork, a new skincare tool comes out. Each one is supposed to revolutionize your skincare routine and give you glowing skin. In addition, so many tools come out each year and since I have only one face it is difficult to get around to trying them all. Plus I don’t want to use a product that wreaks my face and adds to my already challenging acne situation.
After sieving through the hype, here are 5 skincare tools I would like to test out this year or at least give a try to see if what is fact and what is fiction.
If you are on Instagram one of the most popular skincare tools you will come across is a face roller, it is everywhere. The most common versions are Jade and Rose Quartz while others come in tourmaline or amethyst.
Some of the benefits of using a face roller include better lymphatic drainage, blood circulation and better oxygen penetration all of which help with skin regeneration. Face Rollers also stimulate collagen production, smooth wrinkles and improve the elasticity of your skin. Each type of stone gives specific benefits, rose quartz eases tension and wards off negative emotions, while jade removes stagnant energy. In addition, rose quartz is believed to work best on sensitive or reactive skin while Jade is better for contouring or lifting the skin.
For the best results keep your roller in the fridge prior to enhancing the benefits and use it daily.
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
One of the newer treatments found to be beneficial for acne treatment is light therapy. Most treatments are typically provided in doctors’ offices, with the cost of treatments ranging from up to $40 for a single treatment to about $1,500 for a full treatment package which is pretty expensive. Blue light targets acne-causing bacteria, while red light reduces acne inflammation.
That is where the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Face Mask comes in. Like the in-office treatment, the acne mask uses both blue and red UV light to clear breakouts and facilitate skin healing following acne and other types of inflammation. It is suitable for all skin types, and easy to use at home with little or no recovery time making it an excellent choice if you are pressed for time. When you add the cost compared to the cost of going to the doctor’s office it is a clear winner.
PMD Personal Microderm
Microdermabrasion is a method of manual exfoliation which improves the tone and texture of acne-prone skin. In the past, the procedure could only be done at the doctors’ offices and needed repeated visits to get the best results. As you can imagine the cost the costs add up. The PMD is a great alternative for home use and can be customized to your specific skin needs which makes it suitable for all skin types.
The PMD gives results similar to the doctor’s office and should be used every 6-7 days. Because my skin is acne-prone I have wanted to get this device for ages since almost every review I have read online has been overwhelmingly positive.
Some of the benefits of using the PMD consistently include reduced blemishes, smoother skin and fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer
Facials are expensive and if you work finding the time to schedule them is not exactly easy. That is where this Dennis Goss steamer comes in. This steamer provides the same results as a professional facial at a fraction of the price with the added convenience of doing them at home.
Like a regular facial, this steamer enhances the benefits of your skincare regimen and primes your skin for each step. Using a steamer allows each product you use to be better absorbed and is likely to be much more effective. So for the best results use the steamer while you cleanse to open your pores after you exfoliate and just before you apply your serum.
FOREO LUNA™mini 2 Compact Facial Cleansing Device
You like everyone on the planet have probably owned a Clarisonic or some other cleansing brush, the LUNA, is slightly different. Because it is made from silicone which is non-porous, it is anti-bacterial and more hygienic than a standard brush head. It is also more vigorous on the skin than a regular cleaning brush as it removes dead skin cells and makeup residue from your pores to reveal more vibrant, even-toned skin.
The LUNA is suitable for all skin types but has zones for each skin type. The thinner points for sensitive and normal skin and broader points for oily skin gives a deep cleanse which is gentle enough to be done daily.
Looking at the list, I realised there is a product for each step in your skincare routine. The acne light therapy masks to treat blemishes, the LUNA & steamer for your cleanse, the PMD for exfoliation and face rollers enhance product absorption at the end of your routine.
Have you tried any of these tools o? what has been your experience good or bad? Or has this list brought new items to your attention? Some of the benefits of tools like the face roller tether to the realm of science fiction. Let me know what you think in the comments and I would like to know your experiences.
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