At-home skincare devices have flooded the market over the last few years, starting most prominently with the Clarisonic cleaning brush device and branching out from there. Now, you can find even some of the most high-tech esthetics tools in at-home versions. Skincare and beauty stores like Sephora carry everything from high-frequency zit zappers to red and blue LED skin masks. But which ones are worth the money?
Despite touting a multitude of benefits for every skin type, some skin treatments should be left to the professionals. Still, there are a handful of at-home devices that can be beneficial additions to your daily regimen. Here’s what to look for, and what to avoid.
What to Look For
Microcurrent devices for tightening. Microcurrent devices use minuscule electric currents to tighten and relax the muscles of the face, essentially giving your face a workout. Many at-home models have produced a tighter, firmer look with regular usage. They can help tighten up sagging jowls and fill in some fine lines and wrinkles.
Jade or rose quartz stone rollers are good tools for at-home lymphatic massage. Most of the time when you get a facial, your esthetician will massage your face to help promote proper lymphatic drainage. These give you similar benefits at home. They’re great tools to rejuvenate tired skin. Just be sure you’re using proper technique to get the right results.
High-frequency argon devices are beneficial for those who experience painful, large, infected blemishes. The device forces oxygen to the site, creating an environment where bacteria can’t thrive. These won’t knock out the blemishes completely, but they’re good partners to your usual topical treatments.
What to Avoid
Sonic cleansing brushes - they’re not meant for daily use. Using a sonic brush with each wash can over-exfoliate the skin, leaving more damage than you started with. Consider these the same way you would a physical exfoliating product. Only use them once a week for their exfoliating properties.
Dermarollers, the at-home version of microneedling, are products to avoid at all costs. “No pain, no gain” does not apply to the world of skincare. Essentially, dermarollers injure your skin to stimulate healing factors that promote collagen production. Instead, get a microneedling treatment in a controlled environment from an esthetician.
If you’re curious about what tools you should have at home, talk to your esthetician. Your top priority should be getting the right skincare products in your cabinet before you splurge on home-professional tools. Linda Muniz, our lead esthetician, can analyze your skin to help you build the perfect regimen. To schedule your consultation, call Samano Aesthetics at 321-397-0692.