Over the last few years, beauty tools have been all the hype for skincare enthusiasts – and rightfully so. Before, these devices used to belong at the facialist or at your dermatologist’s office, but now their at-home accessibility has gained more and more traction. With the latest advances in technology our complexions can achieve a salon-like glow in the comfort of our homes. But before investing in them, let’s get to know them better.
Jade rollers were probably the first tools to really start the hype of at-home skincare tools. Just apply your favourite serum or facial moisturiser and gently massage the tool over your face allowing for deeper penetration of the product and an equally calming massage. If you’re feeling fancy, leave the roller in the fridge and enjoy an even more relaxing cooling treatment!
If you’re looking for a remedy to puffiness, but also a chiseled face and toned complexion, the gua sha is your tool. It is actually a traditional Chinese healing method used to stroke the skin and provide benefits that include lymphatic drainage, improved fine lines and wrinkles, and improved blood circulation. It is best to consult a professional before using one at home, to ensure you are using it correctly and reap maximum benefits!
LED masks, heavily popularised by several celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, are a great tool to keep at home. These masks aren’t your ordinary serum infused sheet masks. Instead, they use a combination of red and blue LED light to target issues such as acne, fine lines, wrinkles and redness.
NU Facial Toning Device
This mini facial toning device may come at a higher price point, but it’s worth it. It uses micro-current technology to stimulate the facial muscles, working to tighten and tone, while simultaneously fighting signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. Sessions can range from as little as five minutes to twenty, in order to see results almost immediately. It is best to apply a facial oil or gel beforehand, so the process is smooth!
Tinkle Razor (Derma-planing)
If you open Instagram or TikTok these days, you’re highly likely to come across an at home derma-planing tutorial. These easy to use tools are the magic answer behind baby soft skin. This fine blade is used to remove any hair or peach fuzz on the face, along with dead skin. The gentle exfoliation leads to smoother, brighter skin.
Nurse Jamie Massaging Beauty Roller
This tool in particular is great for sculpting. Cheekbones, lifted jawlines, perfected eyebrows – you name it, this tool brings results. After applying your creams, the beauty roller can be used to massage the ingredients deeper into the skin, to achieve maximum benefits
Dermarollers don’t sound like the most pleasant facial tool – a roller with miniature needles on it?! But it’s actually a great tool to combat issues like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and helps achieve a glowing complexion. Unlike micro-needling procedures performed by a dermatologist, at-home derma rollers are significantly less scary and use much smaller needles, so you don’t need to worry! The rolling effect of the micro-needles over your skin stimulates collagen production and reduces puffiness, among other benefits. Just make sure your skin and the tool is properly cleansed before starting – as you should before using any other tool.
These at-home tools are a great way to take care of your skin, especially while we continue to quarantine/ social distance at home, and spend more time on self care. But before you go out and buy all these products it is important to consult a dermatologist and properly do your research beforehand, so that you know you’re using the right tool for your skin.