Everything’s high tech these days including skincare, but how can you tell which one’s worth it and which one should be a pass? If you’re been eyeing the latest gadget at your dermatologist’s office or the department store, it makes sense to be wary of anything with a high price tag. What if it doesn’t work? Consider this your be-all, end-all cheat sheet to all the skincare devices out there so you can get a little more information before making a decision.
First, keep in mind that sometimes simple and natural really is best. For example, argan oil (also known as liquid gold) is touted by celebrities as the ultimate product for great skin, hair and nails. However, that’s usually just one tool in a much bigger arsenal. To really pamper your skin, ward off fine lines and get that glow that’s so tough to nail, you’re going to need a few more tricks up your sleeve. Here are the best tech gadgets right now for a gorgeous complexion.
1. Clarisonic (any model)
There are a lot of Clarisonic models to choose from, but the reality is that any of them (with the correlating brush head) are going to do you a world of good. However, it’s really just “skin brushing” gone hard core. You can pair this device with any bubbling facial or body cleanser of your choice, and there’s a timer that beeps and tells you when it’s time to move to a different spot. Totally waterproof and offering a deeper cleanse than your hands or any sort of loofah, just bear in mind that a light touch is necessary.
2. g-maher LED Skin Light Therapy
Light therapy is a fantastic way to reverse the most minor signs of aging, and you no longer have to book a light facial to make it happen. This handy device taps into your own body’s ability to heal to speed up the process. However, like most gadgets, it needs to be used regularly to see any results. Take before pictures for comparison since it’s tough for you to see the slow progress.
3. Dr. Dennis Gross Steamer Solutions
Opening up the pores doesn’t just prep the skin for a great facial, but it’s also relaxing and meditative. This device will surely do the trick, but you can also create steam yourself at home. No matter how it’s done, a regular facial steam can be a great kick in the pants and prep work for cleansing your pores.
The reality is that you can spend as little or as much as you’d like on skincare routines, so bear in mind both your budget and your goals. More expensive doesn’t necessarily equate to better, so start with all natural, basic practices first.