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Facial Tool Guide

April 16, 2018

Facial tools are a great way to enhance your at home skin care routine.  If you have your skin care routine down but want to do a little extra for your skin, here is my guide on facial tools and how to choose which one is right for you.  In this post I will list the benefits of each tool and will describe what I personally believe these tools perform the best at.  For example, which tool is the best for puffy eyes.  I will also go over how to sanitize and care for each tool.  

 

 

 Jade Roller

 

BENEFITS: 

  • Increases blood circulation bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.

  •  Increases lymphatic drainage which detoxes and de-puffs the skin.  

  • Reduces muscle tension.

  • Naturally cooling and calming to the skin.  

  • Contours facial muscles.

 

Rules/Tips for Proper Jade Rolling 

  • Roll against gravity on the face to prevent sagging and to tone muscles 

  • Roll down on neck for lymphatic drainage when face treatment is done.  

  • Rolling in an upwards motion allows better product penetration. Your skin cell structure on the Stratum Corneum (top layer of your skin) is like a roof, slanted. The best way to apply serums and moisturizers is applying them upward.  You can use this tool over a facial oil, face balm, or over your serums and moisturizers for better product penetration.  

  • Keep your roller in the fridge or in a bowl of ice 15 mins before you use it.  This will give you added anti-inflammatory benefits and can help with headaches and migraines. 

  • Jade in a spiritual way is said to protect your chi (bodies energetic life force)  

 

BEST FOR: Facial defuffing/slimming and to reduce redness.  

 

MAINTENANCE: The metal on jade rollers can rust.  Don’t let it soak in water for too long.  After use, apply rubbing alcohol to a cotton round and cleanse the area you used directly on your skin.  Then let dry.  Leave in fridge or freezer so it’s cool the next time you want to use it.  Jade rollers are perfect to use in the morning to awaken the skin!  

 

I love Jade Roller Beauty’s Jade rollers!!  They are great quality and I highly recommend them.  My personal favorite is their

Spa Jade Roller. 

 

 

 Facial Cooling Globes 

 

BENEFITS: 

  • Reduces puffiness instantly.  Perfect for puffy eyes.      

  • Perfect size and shape for the eye area. 

  • Stimulates circulation.

  • Reduces redness and inflammation.

  • Great for all skin types including sensitive. 

  • Oxygenates the skin.

  • Stimulates facial muscles and nerves. 

  • Increases collagen and elastin production.

  

RULES 

  • Apply a thick moisturizer, oil, or moisturizing mask that can glide these globes right over. 

  • Use globes as needed with puffy eyes or any puffiness in the face. For puffiness, you only need to use them for 1 min in the morning. You can also use these globes Once a week for an anti-aging Stimulating treatment.

  • Rest over inflammed pimple to help calm redness as needed.  

 

MAINTENANCE:  Wash globes with anti-bacterial soap after use.  Spray or wipe down with rubbing alcohol.  Keep in the fridge, freezer (the blue is anti-freeze), or I’m a bowl of ice before you use them to get the anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

BEST FOR: Puffy Eyes  

 

 

 

Cleansing Brush

 

I wasn't a believer in cleansing brushes, until I started using a cleansing brush!  I’ve struggled with black heads as long as I can remember and this beauty tool is a staple in your routine if you suffer from black heads and clogged pores.  The Michael Todd Soniclear Petit Cleansing Brush has anti-microbial bristles meaning they won’t hold bacteria.  This allows the bristles to last longer and is safer to use with acne suffers.  

 

BENEFITS: 

  • Deep cleans pores.

  • Prevents black heads.

  • Physically exfoliates the skin. 

  • Cordless, shower friendly.

  • Timer. 

  • Multiple speeds.

 

RULES: 

  • The amount of times you use this device in a week depends on your skin type.  If you have dry skin, I recommend only using it 1x a week for a deep clean.  If you have combination skin, you can use it up to 3x a week focusing only on your oily black head prone areas.  If you have oily thick skin, you could use it everyday if your skin allows it.  Meaning if your skin doesn’t get irritated, dry, or dehydrated.  My biggest advice is to listen to your skin.  

 

MAINTENANCE: The anti-microbial bristles help prevent the spreading of bacteria, but you can keep a clean Tupperware under your sink with half vinagear, half water to disinfect your brush head after each use.  Let it soak for 10 minutes, then let dry.  

 

BEST FOR: Keeping pores clean, preventing black heads.  

 

 

 

THE FOREO LUNA MINI

 

The Foreo Luna Mini Device is a silicone facial cleansing device.  It cleanses with 8,000 T-sonic pulsations per minute using silicone "Bristles" to gently deep cleanse the skin.  This device basically vibrates, massages, and bounces out the gunk in your pores.  It's not abrasive at all. So this would be good for sensitive skin and FOREO has created one speficially for sensitive skin as well.  

 

BENEFITS: 

  • Easy to clean since silicone doesn’t harvest bacteria.

  • Long battery life.

  • Good to Travel with.

  • Makes the skin soft by gently exfoliating.  

  • Gentler for sensitive skin.  

  •  Vibrating properties are massaging, rejuvenating, and detoxifying. 

  • Built in timer for each section.  

 

RULES: 

  • Apply your facial cleanser to your skin, foam it up and add a little bit of water.  Don’t use oil cleansers with this device because it could damage the Bristles.  

  • Massage over the skin in circular motions with light pressure.

  • Wash with anti-bacterial soap, rinse and let dry when done.  

 

*Diffrence between a cleaning brush and the Foreo:  I noticed less black heads with the cleansing brush.  If you suffer from black heads I would go with the cleansing brush.  If you have more sentive or dry skin, I would go with the Foreo.  I personally use a cleansing brush 3x a week in my black head prone areas and then the Foreo everyday.  This isn’t necessary but it’s an example on what I do.  

 

BEST FOR: Daily cleansing. 

 

 

The Nuface is the best (in my opinion) anti-aging device.  The Nuface tones, contours, and rejuvenates the skin.  Think of this device as a personal trainer for your facial muscles.  It sends electrical pulses to your facial muscles encouraging lifting, toning, and contouring.  This device is FDA approved, used in many high end spas in California, and can offer anti-aging benefits without needles.  

 

BENEFITS: 

  • Micro-current technology can lift up your skin without being invasive to the skin. 

  • Tightens, tones, contours, lifts, brightens, moisturizers.  

 

RULES: 

  • Make sure you start treatment with freshly cleansed skin.

  • Oils won’t work with this device, and your best off using the Primer Gel Nuface offers because it’s designed to work with the device.  

  • Always go on an upwards motion, never go down!  

  • Results get better the more consistent you are.   

  • Download the Nuface App to help you better customize your routine based on your skin goals.  

 

MAINTENANCE: Never allow this device to soak in water or get near water.  After you are done using, spray a cotton round with rubbing alcohol and wipe down the device.  

 

BEST FOR: Anti-aging 

 

 

 Facial brushes and head bands: 

 

I love the facial brushes and head bands from Muddy Body.  They are affordable and good quality.  The head bands are reusable and machine washable.  The brushes are small and stocky making application of thicker clay masks easier and sanitary.  I get TONS of questions on what brushes and head bands I used in my videos, and these are the majority of what I use!  You can use my affiliate code “estiebesties” to save 10% off at Muddybody.com.    

 

Muddy Applicator brush - $4.99 

Muddy Head band- $7.99  

 

Hope you enjoy!  Leave comments on a Beauty tool you want me to try, include and review! :) 

 

 

 

 

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