If you’re sceptical about invasive skincare treatments, but find yourself navigating the internet for DIY facelifts that make your skin tight and firm, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s enveloping your face in an LED mask or rolling an ice-cold globe-shaped tool on the crevices of your skin, skincare tools have claimed a spot for themselves in the skincare community, and aren't going anywhere anytime soon. We’ve rounded up five tools that tighten, firm, and rejuvenate your skin without imposing any risks.
The gemstone roller
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A peculiar-looking handheld tool derived from gemstones like jade, rose quartz, and amethyst, these rollers deliver a medley of benefits to our skin. From fading dark circles, redness, and blemishes, enabling our skin to absorb products effectively, enhancing blood circulation, and improving the elasticity of the skin to tightening the skin, and banishing wrinkles, these gemstone-infused massagers are known to possess properties that ward off negative energy, promote self-love, foster inner-peace, and more, depending on which stone you choose.
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These perfectly rounded globes of ice send a ripple of rejuvenation through your skin. Much like rollers — in the way that they benefit our skin — these globes soothe puffiness, oxygenate the skin, calm sinuses, reduce the appearance of pores, enable lymphatic drainage, and promote a brighter glow on the face — and they’re so soothing! Use the celebrity-approved tool in the morning after your wake up.
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If you’ve watched TikTok hacks featuring rollers, we’re sure you must’ve stumbled upon their contorted counterpart: Gua Sha. Another gemstone-infused stone, Gua Sha is made of the same stones as rollers and sculpts your face like no other tool. Flat in appearance, it’s known to combat cystic acne, fight acne scars, enable lymphatic drainage, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, purge toxins from the face, and relieve tension in your muscles. Always use the tool in conjunction with a serum, oil or moisturiser to prevent irritation and tugging.
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A very futuristic approach to skincare, the game-changing LED mask penetrates the skin to effect changes at a molecular level. Each mask employs a different spectrum of light wavelengths to address specific concerns. The blue light, for instance, targets acne-causing bacteria to zap breakouts; a red light increases circulation and stimulates collagen to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing. No trip to a dermatologist is required to redeem these benefits. Convenient, isn’t it?
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The Kansa wand, an ancient ayurvedic tool that’s been around for 5,000 years (predating rollers and gua sha), is another handheld tool that invigorates the skin, accentuates the firmness of your face, drains toxins in the lymph nodes, tones muscles, and aids puffiness around the eyes. Made of wood and Kansa metal, the wand balances the pH of your skin as well, which is important to combat signs of ageing. Pair it up with your facial serum or oil, and you’re well on your way to bright, radiant skin.
Written by Urvi Shah on Dec 23, 2021
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