Perfect for gift-giving season: Ways to improve skin’s appearance without the expense or time of medical spa procedures. Check out these easy-to-use devices that bring spa technologies (and results!) into your home.
Contour, tone and smooth with NuFACE
Little knobs on this device direct safe, low-level microcurrents through your skin, tissue and down to your muscles (microcurrent technology has even been approved by the FDA as muscle stimulant).
The way it works is that microcurrents stimulate the body to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a compound found in all our tissues that helps boost firming and plumping proteins like collagen and elastin. Some people see immediate results, but others may require a few weeks to get the desired plumpness.
Results are cumulative, so after a few months of use, you’ll see improved contours and a more toned and firm look, users say. After two months, or when you’ve achieved the results you want, scale back to 2 or 3 days a week for maintenance.
How to choose the NuFACE for you
NuFACE Gold Trinity Complete Skin Toning Collection features a NuFACE Trinity microcurrent device with a facial trainer (knobs coated in 18K rose gold!), 24K gold Gel Primer (with real gold flakes for extra firming), skin prep cloths and a power adapter. Grab this limited edition set for the holidays before it’s gone!
NuFACE Mini has the same power as the larger device but its petite size makes it great for travel or small bathroom counters.
NuFACE NuBody Skin Toning Device is the firming device for smoothing dimples on uneven skin. With four treatment knobs and an easy-to-grip round handle, you’ll firm sagging skin in larger areas like thighs, stomach and arms.
Hydrating Leave-on Gel Primer is used with all NuFACE devices and helps ensure optimal microcurrent conductivity and treatment results.
Boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles with the ORA Microneedle
If you want to banish fine lines and improve the look of old acne scars, try microneedling. This device is a cylinder with many tiny medical-grade needles that gets rolled lightly over your face, resulting in micro-injuries to the top layer of skin. Your body responds by boosting collagen and elastin production.
Clinical studies show that this technique works to plump skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Microneedling can be used on other parts of your body, too, and a wider roller can help reduce the look of cellulite on legs, arms and stomach. Try ORA Microneedle Face and Full Body Roller Kit with four interchangeable rollers for face, body, lips and other small areas, and a sterilization tray for use after rolling. This kit is great because it includes just the right size of microneedle for each part of the body to ensure you don’t damage skin, and the included sterilization tray makes it easy to clean the tool before and after each use. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully to ensure you’re using the tool properly!
Reduce puffiness and calm irritated skin with a crystal roller
For a slightly more organic skin care experience, a gemstone facial roller does the trick. For centuries Chinese women have been relying on this simple beauty tool to relax facial muscles and reduce puffiness.
When rolled gently in an upwards and outward motion over the face, gemstone rollers help release and drain toxins in the lymph nodes. The natural coolness of the gemstone makes it especially good for reducing under-eye puffiness and relieving irritated skin. Storing the roller in the refrigerator will enhance the effect and you can roll after applying serums for better penetration.
How to choose a gemstone roller
Kitsch Jade Crystal Facial Roller is a classic choice, as it’s naturally cool to the touch and will warm up a bit when used. Because this gemstone has slight variations and is not as silky smooth as other stones, it has more impact on the deeper muscles of the face—making it a good choice for lifting and helping serums penetrate more deeply. Jade is known as a healing gemstone, so this roller also helps soothe redness and balance your skin.
Kitsch Rose Quartz Facial Roller will remain cool to the touch and is best known for helping smooth wrinkles. Rose quartz is also said to be the gemstone of love and helps release toxic energies so stress and tension (that cause fine lines!) ease when you roll it over your face.