Skincare solutions are on the rise! No, we are no longer talking about creams, serums or any other topical product – makeover machines are the new thing. Celebs from Kourtney Kardashian to Jessica Alba swear by some of these, but which treatment is best for your skin? We’ve done the research and broken it down for you.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
One of the biggest trends at the moment, described as “the facial to end all facials” is the LED face mask. It delivers different wavelengths of light to activate your skin’s natural healing ability, helping conditions such as acne, breakouts, fine lines, redness and pigmentation. There are options for a range of budgets, with full, strong masks such as that by Neo Elegance at the higher end of the spectrum, and handheld options at the lower end. It is important to consider that the cheaper hand held options are often much weaker, requiring more sessions for the same effect, and take longer as you target areas of your face separately.
Skin Type: red, acne-prone or problem skin
Get a Lift
Ever wondered how you can get a face lift without going under the knife? Queue radio frequency skin tightening! Sagging or wrinkly skin is caused by a loss of collagen, your skin’s structural support. Radio frequency uses the skin’s natural ability to produce heat to regenerate collagen and elastin fibers, for a brighter and firmer complexion. The benefits don’t stop there, this treatment also helps to fight other signs of aging including treating photo damage from too much sunbathing and reducing hyperpigmentation.
Skin Type: aging skin
In the age of innovative skin solutions, even simple routines like exfoliating don’t have to be done by hand – there’s a bit of tech for that. Exfoliating brushes are nothing new but now with so many on the market, you can find one to suit you with some even specially designed for sensitive skin. In general, they use hydrodermabrasion to effectively eliminate dead skin cells, brightening the complexion and unclogging pores. The use of water also helps to avoid dryness as it replenishes lost moisture.
Skin Type: blocked pores and dry skin
Glow from Head to Toe
Similar to the LED face mask, a light therapy system works by delivering different wavelengths to the skin, all of which have different effects. Blue light targets acne-causing bacteria; red stimulates the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin to smooth out wrinkles; yellow tones tightens the muscles with a detoxifying effect; and green reduces redness and hyperpigmentation. Other than the often wider range of wavelengths, the main difference is that this treatment can be used on any part of your body.
Skin Type: ALL
Not all of these solutions are suitable for at-home use, so the most viable option for you may depend on your skincare commitment. If you’re still unsure, make sure to see a dermatologist before beginning any of the above treatments.