Still looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life? Or maybe looking to treat yourself? (You have been very good this year.) These three skincare devices may look pretty scary, but these gadgets have the promise of helping you towards some very nice skin for 2021.
Skincare Devices Your Skin Needs
This year has thrown a lot of our lives into disarray. Parenting has changed. Work has changed. Daily life has changed. But in the midst of all this change, I’ve found a silver lining: I have more time at home in the evening to take care of and treat my skin. And these three skincare devices are just the tools I needs to help my skin look healthy, happy and well-rested. Even after a day of distance learning with my three boys.
Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro
Here’s a mask no one can argue about. (Well, except for the price – it definitely is a splurge.) When the SpectraLite FaceWare Pro mask first came out, I thought it looked like something out of Silence of the Lambs. Who would really wear a full-face device like that? Now, after nine months of wearing a mask on half my face every day, it’s been an easy transition to Dr. Dennis Gross mask.
The FaceWare Pro provides an FDA-cleared, LED light therapy treatment. It’s designed to smooth wrinkles, heal acne and lighten discoloration all in hands-free, wearable mask. The mask has three treatment options, each only three minutes. There is red light to boost collagen building, blue light for reducing inflammation and tackling the bacteria that causes acne, or red and blue together for a combined treatment. With daily treatments over 10 weeks, 97% of users saw improvement in their skin.
The mask is pre-formed so depending on the shape, size and layout of your face, the mask may not fit as well for some. There is a strap to attach it to your head or if you lay down, you can just lay the mask on your face. I thought the treatments might be bothersome or that I’d get bored just sitting there, but by the time I scared my kids with the mask on, the treatment was done! Plus, I found no one would come bother me for those three minutes – sweet, sweet solitude!
Sdara Skincare Microneedle Roller 2.0
Rolling microscopic spikes all over your face to create small holes in your skin doesn’t usually sound like something I’d sign up for. But in 2020, I’ve become addicted to microneedling. There is a huge range when it comes to at-home microneedle devices, but I’m a big fan of Sdara’s Microneedle Roller 2.0. It’s affordable. It’s effective. And the replacement head means that you can keep your needles fresh with less overall waste.
The tiny needles work in two ways : first, the small punctures allow treatments and serums you apply to absorb deeper into the skin. Second, the needles cause microscopic injuries to the skin that forces the skin to heal, boosting collagen creation.
Microneedling can help treat acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin elasticity. I’ve been using the Sdara Microneedle Roller 2.0 with their Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid serum, and it almost makes me look like I’m well-rested with three boys distance learning while I also work from home.
Electric current on your face? Seems about right for 2020, right? The NuFace Trinity is a microcurrent facial toning device. It works to tone and contour your face while improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The tingle definitely lets you know it’s working!
Just five minutes a day can lift, tighten and tone your face from forehead to neck. (I’d recommend the Lip & Eye attachment as well). It works – but just like most things in life (diet, exercise, relationships, etc.) it takes regular use to see and maintain the benefits. But really, couldn’t you use an excuse for five minutes of me-time each evening?
Here’s to hoping that 2021 brings a better and brighter year and better and brighter skin.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are my own. Brands provided samples for review.