Better still, they promise to do the hard work for you
Beauty has entered a brave new world where high-tech beauty gadgets can make everything from your cleansing flannel to your attempts at fingertip massage look like it’s something out of the Dark Ages.
Not only do they buzz, vibrate and oscillate your cleansing, detoxifying and firming regime to greater and more effective heights, they offer a timely reminder that stress causes your facial muscles to tense up and harbour wrinkles.
In the same way that you rely on a varied workout to beat stress and strengthen your muscles, here’s how to give your face the same treatment. And when you’re done shopping beauty gadgets, try these at-home anti-ageing facial exercises on for size…
It’s the first cleansing brush to use the optimum frequency of 15 hertz and a counter-rotating head to encourage skin cells to move.
‘This jogging movement causes your pores to open and close in order to push dirt out of them and encourages cells to produce the proteins needed to firm the skin,’ says Dr Helen Knaggs, Vice President of Global Research and Development at NU Skin.
This comes ridiculously close to an actual cardio workout by combining light energy (red for collagen production, blue for blemishes, white for radiance) and microcurrent at different intensities to stimulate your muscles for an immediate lift.
Don’t be put off by the fact that it tackles worry lines by driving teeny holes into the upper layers of your skin with what looks like a paint roller covered in needles. This sends a signal to get extra collagen to the site of the damage and ensures your skincare absorbs 200 times more effectively. Read Powder’s review on the microneedling tool for everything you need to know.
Consider this hand-held device a good starting point for gadget first-timers. It uses sonic technology to lift your muscles and increase blood flow to make your skin more awake, without being too rigorous.
Unlike other devices on the market, this is the first at-home gadget to combine radio-frequency, red and infrared LED lights to kick-start the production of fresh collagen and elastin.The best bit: it’s like a warm, tension-melting massage.
Made from pure jade crystal and applied with gentle stroking actions, this tool hugs the curves of your face and neck to increase blood circulation, buff away dead skin and stimulate a variety of acupressure points.
Spoiler alert: you may look a little red-faced afterwards, but this quickly fades.