If you have a regular facial skincare routine, you’re no doubt familiar with the classic cleanse-tone-moisturise beauty regime. You may even have added the skin-boosting bonus step of including a nourishing serum in the mix.
These are great foundational practices for keeping your skin looking good, and they’re at the heart of the majority of beauty regimes recommended by professionals and skincare experts.
Beyond these basics, however, there are a number of additional tools you can explore that will revive a long-standing skincare routine, or give your skin a little extra loving attention if you feel it’s starting to need more than your current regime provides.
Enter the wonderful world of facial tools and skincare devices.
These are the vast and growing range of beauty tools that you can use in addition to your existing products that will take your skincare routine to the next level.
Here are some of the most popular facial tools that are getting the attention of the beauty industry because they can make such a visible difference to your skin tone, complexion and overall appearance.
The Gua Sha tool, sometimes called a face sculpting tool, is undoubtedly the most well-known and established facial tool, with a history dating back to ancient China.
This classic beauty tool is a single piece of a hard material, sometimes jade or rose quartz but metal ones are becoming increasingly popular as they can hold cooler temperatures well. (Many experts recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer.)
It’s designed to be swept across the contours of the face using certain pressure techniques and motions. The different-shaped edges of the tool allow for a variety of sweeping motions that massage the skin and encourage better blood flow and lymph drainage.
Despite the simplicity of this tool, many devoted fans swear by its beauty benefits. With even a single session you’ll feel the tingling in your skin and see a more vibrant colour in your complexion.
With regular use, these classic contouring tools can lift, tone and revitalise your face and neck, reduce puffiness and stimulate a more glowing skin surface.
Microneedling has become a massive trend in the beauty world in recent years. The principle behind these facial treatments is the use of tiny needles to puncture the surface of the skin, which then encourages the healing process which can stimulate beneficial skin boosts such as increased collagen and elastin.
Microneedling facials have become a firm spa favourite, but now there are tools available that allow you to enjoy the benefits of microneedling at home.
For example, you can buy electric microneedling tools that you can use for a fast and easy DIY facial. There are also manual versions that use a roller head to deliver the microneedling action as it’s rolled across the surface of the skin.
Some of these tools include beneficial serums within the tools themselves, and there are even versions that use dissolvable microneedles made of beauty favourites such as hyaluronic acid or triactive peptides.
And the benefits of microneedling? Just imagine what a natural boost of collagen and elastin can do for your complexion. Think brighter, smoother, rejuvenated skin and an overall uplifted appearance. The increased blood flow will also help to improve skin tone and increase the skin’s natural luminosity.
If you’re new to EMS, it stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and these brilliant tech tools can make a highly effective difference to skin tone and uplifting the contours of the face.
EMS facial tools work by emitting tiny currents into the surface of the skin which acts like a mini workout for your facial muscles. If you’re a gym lover, you’ll know that working and toning muscles gives you a beautifully slim and contoured look and the same is true for facial muscles.
A wide range of EMS tools is available to allow you to target the area that matters most to you. There are masks for the whole face or smaller masks for the eye or neck area.
While these tools and devices tend to be at the top end of the price range for beauty investments, they can deliver impressive results that boost your confidence and help you feel amazing in your skin.
In today’s beauty market, there’s an exciting range of face tools available to help upgrade basic skincare routines.
So, if your face and skin would love a beauty upgrade, you might like to consider which beauty-boosting device would be the best new addition to your daily regime, so that you can start enjoying spa-type results at home.