Face Tools… How to use them and why
Lockdown in all its forms saw an emergence of a new “must-have” in our skincare repertoire – the facial tool.
We embraced rollers, cryo tools, quartz and jade, micro-needling and dermaplaning. But how do you choose which one is right for you and why should you at all?
We’ve delved into the world of facial tools with aplomb, and we want to share with you what we learned.
Types of tools
Most popular options are rollers and vibrating wands, which firstly help your skincare products penetrate better, but they also do so much more for our skin and our mood.
They relax us by alleviating tension and kicking our lymph system into gear. Just try applying some of your favourite serum to freshly cleansed skin and following up with a cooling quartz roller and you will very quickly see what we mean.
So, salons are open again, you say. Does that mean that the newfoundland of at-home facials is no more? We think not.
The benefits far outweigh the time commitment, and we think this new trend is here to stay.
We’ve rounded up 5 of our favourite face tools, along with how to use them and the benefits you can expect.
Cryo Facial Tools
Famously used on red carpet facials for their instant visible effects, Cryotheraphy Face tools have a soothing, anti-inflammatory, and firming effect on the skin. Best stored in the fridge until needed, the cooling sensation calms inflamed skin on contact, while the gentle rolling motion promotes lymphatic drainage and boosts blood circulation for a lit-from-within glow. They also help to tighten pores, depuff the eye area and they are the key to brighter firmer skin.
Aliso Organic Beauty Cryo Tools, €54.95
Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller
Rose Quartz – or the “love stone” – is said to be a powerful healing stone that can ease tension and de-stress. The rolling motion helps to increase blood flow to the skin and can help to reduce puffiness, especially around the eye area, to temporarily tighten the skin, aid with the absorption of serums and oils, and boost your mood.
Kitsch Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller, €21.99
Vibration T-Bar Wand
A real treat for tired skin, the vibration of this facial tool helps to soothe the facial muscles through the gentle massage motion, and can tighten, tone, and lift the skin. Sonic vibration technology stimulates blood flow leaving skin feeling and looking radiant. Best used with a serum or oil on freshly cleansed skin.
Aliso Organic Beauty Face Sculpting Beauty Tool, €34.95
Micro-needling Derma Roller
This chic gadget mimics the effect of micro-needling, puncturing the skin with non-invasive microscopic pricks to encourage the skin to repair and restore itself. It targets uneven skin tone with a painless collagen-stimulating facial workout. It increases the absorption of oils and serums, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and improves signs of rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
Kitsch Micro Derma Roller, €17.00
This type of hair removal, called dermaplaning, is less scary than is sounds. The benefits to your skin from the process, which is a form of exfoliation, are pretty immediate. Available in budget-friendly formats too, we love the convenience and multi-benefits of dermaplaners. While removing light “peach fuzz” from the surface of the skin to allow for a more even makeup application, they also exfoliate the skin removing dead skin cells, and are a great tool for precision shaping around the eyebrows.
Kitsch Dermaplaners, €8.49 for a pack of 12
We asked beauty entrepreneur, Andrea Roche, Founder of Aliso Organic Beauty to tell us why she identified the need in Irish consumers for these innovative facial tools.
Andrea said: “I wanted to offer products that could allow us to have a very relaxing and beneficial facial treatment at home.”
Aliso beauty tools have won many accolades and their vibration t-bar wand has been name-checked by Vogue Magazine.
“Our Beauty can help to give us the glow you get after a very good spa facial. We all lead such busy lives but it’s still so important to look after our skin. Aliso products will Nourish, invigorate and awaken your spa level skin,” said Andrea.
Always remember to keep all facial tools clean and sterilise regularly to avoid any build up of product which might irritate the skin.
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