Over the past few years, skin care and technology have collided more than ever before. Although we will never be ready to wave goodbye to our powerful serums and skin-perfecting masks, there is new tech available that could upgrade your skin care routine. Here are just a few trends that we are excited about…
You may have seen one of these while scrolling through Instagram and thought ‘what in the world?’ but LED face masks can actually help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fight acne. The most popular masks use a number of LED lights that can penetrate your skin’s dermis to stimulate collagen production, kill acne-causing bacteria and target discolouration and inflammation. LED light therapy has been a favourite treatment of many aestheticians for years but this new innovation means you can now utilise this technology in the comfort of your own home.
Face Massage Wands
If you really want to step up your mask game, it’s time to get yourself a massage wand. These mimic the wave-like motion of lymphatic systems while heating and cooling the skin to move stagnant or slow moving lymph fluid, to successfully reduce puffiness and dullness. You can pair one of these wands with your favourite exfoliating mask on the hot setting and a sheet or cream on the cool mode to really treat yourself to an at-home facial experience.
This is another piece of tech that you’ve probably spied your favourite influencer using on their Instagram page. Steaming your face actually helps to soften the oil and dirt inside the pores, making it super easy to unclog them and extract blackheads. When you heat up your skin, it becomes more receptive to the ingredients that you apply to it, making your moisturisers and serums penetrate deeper and more effectively.
Beauty or Facial Rollers
Facial rollers are everywhere right now. Whether they’re made of jade or rose quartz or some other fashionably colored material, everyone seems to want one. If you wake up and your face is a little puffy and swollen, you can use a facial roller to move some of that lymphatic fluid to decrease the inflammation or swelling. Rollers can also be used to enhance the penetration of your favourite serums or anti-aging creams as massaging the skin in this way can increase blood circulation, therefore making it easier for your complexion to soak up the product.
Facial Cleansing Brushes
Not only can facial cleansing brushes remove make-up and exfoliate your skin, but if cleaned and stored properly, they can actually be more sanitary than using your hands which can lead to fewer breakouts. Sensitive skin types and those prone to eczema or psoriasis should opt for a brush with ultra-soft bristles and consider using a brush bi-weekly rather than everyday. The results of incorporating this bit of tech into your routine? Exfoliated, smooth, and clear skin.