The MEMO from MECCA – DIY FACIALS WITH TECH: HOW TO PICK THE BEST BEAUTY DEVICE FOR AT HOME USE
With these strange new times, it’s that bit harder to get to our facialist. Never fear, you can bring the tech-effect home with these devices because skincare doesn’t just stop at the creams, serums and oils.
In the click of a button, devices can elevate your routine leaving your skin brighter, firmer and clearer—all good things that we want. So, here’s our guide to picking the right device based on your skin concerns.
SYMPTOM: LINES AND A LOSS OF TONE
We know that ageing is inevitable, but we’re here to embrace it—not turn back time. Often it can mean a refreshing sense of wisdom and confidence, but it can also mean fine lines, deep set wrinkles and skin with less elasticity too. The good news is that the physical signs are easy to repair.
Address crow’s feet, frown lines and eyelid sagging with the NuFace Fix Device. Using microcurrents that mimic the body’s natural charge, the device stimulates collagen and elastin production which tightens lines, smooths under eye puffiness and lifts the brow for the appearance of a more open eye. Paired with the Fix Line Smoothing Serum which blends peptides and minerals, the duo will also revive dull skin and restore radiance.
Take orbital anti-ageing one step further with the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite EyeCare Pro LED Device. This hands-free eye mask utilises 72 LED lights to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, build collagen, fade discolouration and improve dark circles. While the hands-free wear makes these glasses convenient, they wouldn’t look lost on the set of Star Trek, so they might scare your pup (and your family).
Dubbed the non-invasive facelift and the older sister to the Fix Device, the NuFace Trinity Device targets ageing at a muscular level offering long term facial contouring, firming and toning. The device promises instant results, but like all good things, they come to those who wait, so consistent use is the key to lasting benefits. Intensify the results with the Wrinkle Reducing Attachment which uses amber infrared light to target fine lines and wrinkles or utilise the two mini probes on the ELE Attachment to directly zap eyebrow creases, crow’s feet and smile lines.
SYMPTOM: PUFFINESS AND A LACK OF RADIANCE
Have you ever woken up with puffy eyes or swollen skin and thought ‘how did this happen’? Often it can be a sign of not enough sleep, allergies or the over-consumption of salt (it happens to the best of us). Whilst it’s super inconvenient, it’s actually easily remedied.
If you find yourself in this position, start your day with some facial rolling. Using the Angela Caglia La Vie En Rose Face Roller, made from real rose quartz, roll outward and upward over the face. Not only does it promote lymphatic drainage, which instantly de-puffs, rolling improves circulation, boosts skin elasticity and stimulates facial firming. Hailed as a self-love ritual by the brand, results can be enhanced by dipping the stone in warm or ice-cold water first. Warm water stimulates relaxion and aids in product absorption if used over a sheet mask or serum, whilst cold water restores the youthful glow, often lost when the skin swells.
Don’t have time to manually heat or cool a roller but want the temperature-related skin benefits? Try the Foreo UFO device, which utilises thermo and cryo-therapy in conjunction with LED lights and pulsations to boost the results of face masks. Target puffiness in seconds with the Youth Junkie mask applied using cryo-therapy setting. Cold therapy will reduce facial swelling and tighten skin, whilst the actives in Youth Junkie will firm and lift. For advanced results, finish with the Shimmer Freak mask applied using thermo-technology to fight signs of fatigue, add radiance and reduce under eye circles.
SYMPTOM: CONGESTION AND POST-BLEMISH SCARRING
Pesky breakouts, blackheads and post-blemish scarring are the norm for many of us. Whether it be a hormonal flare-up or the unfortunate post sugar spot, here’s what you can do to fight blemishes.
In just three minutes a day, the Spotlite device from Dr. Dennis Gross will reduce the appearance of blemishes and related inflammation. Blue LED light fights bacteria just below the skin’s surface whilst red LED light targets the redness and deep tissue inflammation. The best news is that Spotlite reduces the risk of post-blemish scarring.
Nevertheless, if scarring does occur, try the Lonvitalite Mircroneedle Derma Roller. As the precise titanium needles gently roll across the skin, they create micro-punctures which trigger the skin’s natural repair process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Over time, acne scars, uneven skin tone and even fine lines and wrinkles are reduced leaving the skin radiant and youthful-looking.
To maintain clear, smooth skin, cleanse daily with the Foreo Luna 3. The device features, soft silicone, non-porous bristles that pulsate 8000 times a minute, unclogging pores and removing excess oil and impurities without retaining bacteria. The Luna also features targeted massage routines that can help firm skin, flush toxins and smooth texture.
SYMPTOM: AGEING, BLEMISHES AND DULLNESS
It sounds like you’re in need of a skin overhaul—whether suffering from aging symptoms, dullness or blemishes, this device targets all skin concerns in just three minutes a day.
Like the Specralite EyeCare Pro, the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite Facewear Pro also resembles something out of a sci-fi movie—but don’t let that scare you. This mask utilises a mix of 162 blue and red LED lights to target ageing, blemishes and a lack of radiance simultaneously. Red light encourages collagen and elastin production and softens redness, discoloration and sun damage. The blue light fights bacteria, fades acne scarring and prevents future breakouts. Instantly skin will be left firm, smooth and more radiant.