8 Skincare Tools for Glowing Skin
There are tons of skincare tools for glowing skin in the market now, making skin care more convenient than ever. These skincare tools help you slow down the signs and effects of aging and achieve clear and younger-looking skin.
But with tons of them, which should you use?
Well, this blog will help you with that. I’ve researched the latest trend of facial tools worth trying.
1) Facial massaging tools
If you want to enhance your skin's appearance, you should add facial massage to your skin care routine. It is a timeless practice that relaxes and rejuvenates the skin, resulting in toned facial muscles and a youthful and radiant complexion.
Melissa Doft, MD, is the founder of Doft Plastic Surgery, agrees that “Facial massage tools increase blood flow, resulting in decreased puffiness and improved blood circulation.” Improved blood circulation means the skin cells are getting enough oxygen and nutrients.
It also helps relieve stress and reduces even psychological de-stress.
Here are some of the facial massaging tools and how to use them:
The jade roller has a larger stone for the cheeks, jaw, and forehead and a smaller stone that you can use underneath the eye.
Jade roller is a naturally cold stone that remains cold even when it touches the skin. Its cooling helps brighten your complexion, reduce puffiness, and stimulate lymphatic drainage, which means drawing away excess fluids and toxins.
It's gentle pressure stimulates blood circulation and relaxes the muscles.
Arbria Creations has two different Jade Rollers for you to pick from. Check them our here.
Gua sha is a massage tool used to improve blood circulation. It is used by rubbing the skin in long strokes, applying gentle pressure to reduce muscle pain and tensions, improve skin’s elasticity, and break down scar tissue.
However, some studies have shown that traditional body gua sha provides impressive results but not facial treatment.
Facial massage wand
Facial wand is a long and wand-like shape tool with a large rounded end and a small rounded end to apply to acupressure points. It relaxes the facial muscles and helps relieve stress, tension, and anxiety.
2) Light Therapy devices
LED Light Therapy uses the energy from the light that penetrates deeply into the skin. Daniel Belkin, a board-certified dermatologist at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, says that “There is no doubt, visible light can have powerful effects on the skin.”
LED Therapy devices help speed up the healing of wounds, increase collagen production, improve blood circulation, and decrease inflammation.
However, this equipment is quite pricey depending on the number of lights. The lights on it specify a particular effect on the skin. For example, blue light kills the bacteria that cause acne, while red enhances collagen production.
3) Konjac sponge
Konjac sponge is a gentle exfoliator made from a porous root vegetable that grows in Asia called the konjac root. It gently exfoliates your skin to rid off dead skin cells, blackheads, dirt, and oil, leaving your skin smooth and glowing.
Dr. Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, the founder of Mudgil Dermatology in New York City, explains that "Konjac sponge is great especially for acne-prone or oily skin because it gently exfoliates and unclogs pores." Konjac sponge is also great for removing makeup.
Arbria Creations offers our own Konjac Sponge that are available here.
4) Dermaplaning device
Dermaplaning device uses a sharp tool to exfoliate the skin, scraping its outer layer. It helps remove unwanted hair and reduce the accumulation of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning gives your skin a balanced tone, even texture, and overall glow.
However, it is not recommended for acne-prone skin type because it might build bacteria on the skin and worsen the condition.
5) Microneedling tool
Microneedling tool looks like a paint roller with very tiny needles to puncture the skin. It is safe to use even at home and can diminish scarring, reduce wrinkles, and tighten the skin.
Consistent microneedling home treatment for four to six months helps improve the appearance of your skin, giving it a radiant look.
6) Facial steamer
If you have acne and clogged pores problem, facial steamer might be for you. A facial steamer is an electric device that produces warm mist by heating the water tank.
It helps easily remove clogged dirt and excess oil and warms up the skin surface making it more absorbent to treatments such as serums. It also enhances blood circulation and brightens up your skin tone.
Annie Tevelin, cosmetic chemist and founder of the skin-care brand Skin Owl, adds that “Facial steamer boosts hydration, which means it offers a soothing, smoothing effect, and it also boosts radiance.”
However, facial steamer might cause skin irritation on some skin types.
7) Pore extraction tool
Another trendy skincare tool on the internet nowadays is pore extractors. Pore-extraction tools help remove clogged pores and stubborn blackheads are super annoying and result in dullness to the skin's complexion..
However, Dr. Anetta Reszko, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, says that "Pore extraction tool may be an effective tool to clear clogged pores, but they are a temporary solution. You should use them occasionally."
Avoid using it too much, as it might cause irritation and dryness to the skin.
8) Microcurrent device
Microcurrent device sends low-voltage electricity to the skin that produces energy to produce collagen and elastin in the skin. It results in toned and tighter skin, giving you the look of a more lifted face.
Microcurrent treatment is costly, and you should do it regularly to achieve the expected result. So, it could be a good investment for long-term use.
Get that glowing skin
Skincare tools have made taking care of our skin way easier. They are simple and easy to use and come in a convenient design. With effort and consistency, plus healthy habits, using skincare tools will help you achieve that clear and glowing skin.
So, what skincare tools are you going to get? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and on how they worked for you.
Happy skin care!