I am not exactly a DIY-er, but I’m learning. For example, before kids, I did not do my own nails. Ever. I had a standing appointment for a manicure and a pedicure, and I let the experts take care of them. And I had the same philosophy when it came to my skin, enlisting a team of experts to keep it looking its best. I was a spa junkie. Post-kids, I have learned that it is, indeed, possible to paint my own nails (although the result is a far cry from a professional manicure), tweeze my own brows, and even care for my own skin. Sure, I stop in for the occasional serious treatment at a medical spa, but the monthly facials, with the lovely smells and soothing music and little eye compresses, are gone, for now. But that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my skin. It just means that, in spite of myself, I have become a DIY-er. Fortunately, I have help, in the form of some of the coolest skin gadgets and gizmos around. If you haven’t tried a skin gadget in years, it’s time to revisit them. because this current crop of skincare devices is full of overachievers. Here, a few of the top ways to take matters into your own hands.
Rodan + Fields Redefine Macro Exfoliator
This is no simple scrubber. This ingenious device delivers a spa-quality microdermabrasion treatment at home. I use this weekly to smooth and brighten. Love it!
Okay, part of me wants this because it comes in pink and it’s made in Sweden and it just looks cool, but the other part of me is intrigued by the zillions of reviews that tout the anti-aging, anti-acne skin transforming powers of this pulsating silicone brush.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device
I am intrigued by this space-age skin device, which delivers a spa-quality toning, tightening and smoothing treatment, and the reviews are seriously impressive. Also, it would look really cool on my counter.
Rodan + Fields AMP MD
Exfoliate, tighten and tone skin with this simple to use device. Works remarkably well on fine lines too!
Looking for something low-tech? A konjac sponge comes from a perennial plant native to Asia, and is said to have skin transforming properties. After soaking the sponge in water for a few minutes, it becomes super soft and great for cleaning skin, gently exfoliating and removing makeup. You can even find them infused with clay, charcoal or other beneficial ingredients.
Have you used any of these? Which do you find the most intriguing? Whichever you choose, there is one universal secret to making a skin gadget work for you. Using it!
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