With an increased awareness of skin care ingredients, interventions and tools, the beauty market is a mecca for ways that we can improve our skin tone and texture. And with so much available, it can sometimes become overwhelming, especially when you add skin care devices into the mix. Does one need an LED mask? Or a toning device? What about cooling rollers or acne-fighting targeted treatments? The possibilities (and tools) are endless, which is why here at Cult Beauty we’ve created a comprehensive guide on what skin tech really is, how it works and more importantly…who they’ll work for.
WHAT IS SKIN TECH
Before we delve deeper into these cutting-edge skinovations, it’s important to understand what this new category is. Officially defined as ‘devices that can help improve the skin’s health and appearance,’ these targeted tools work on a plethora of complexion concerns. From LED lights that target acne and microcurrent devices that help with fine lines and wrinkles to cryotherapy tools that use cold temperatures to reduce the appearance of puffiness, these wonders all fall under the ‘skin tech’ umbrella.
SO, WHAT ARE THE BEST SKIN CARE DEVICES & HOW DO THEY WORK?
While there are numerous skin care devices out there, we’re going to dissect exactly how two of the most popular tools actually work…
Stemming from technology to help treat patients with Bell’s Palsy (a condition that weakens the facial muscles and causes drooping), microcurrent devices use electric currents to stimulate and strengthen the muscles beneath your skin. The result? A lifting, firming and toning appearance to the complexion with continued used. Needing a layer of conducting gel applied first, these gadgets administer their electric currents to the different muscles on your face. But beware, if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker or an electrical plate we suggest you avoid these devices and use firming skin care instead!