Once left only to professionals, we've slowly come to terms with incorporating beauty tools into our day-to-day skincare routines. While a few high-tech beauty tools need to be reserved for the dermatologist's office, there's a bunch of at-home beauty tools that are uncomplicated and unchallenging, and available for everyone to use.
You may have seen fancy appliances like facial rollers and gua sha stones take over your Instagram feed – and if you need a little push to go ahead and use them, this is it. Here are the at-home beauty tools we recommend you incorporate into your daily skincare routine. Bonus: you get a spa-like treatment in the comfort of your own home, and it ensures healthy, happy, glowing skin!
01. Face Rollers
One of the most popular facial skincare tools out there, face rollers boost blood circulation, tighten the skin, and reduce puffiness. Consisting of a crystal, usually jade or rose quartz, the tool is essentially used for a face massage, which is also considered a mood booster, just in case you needed more reason to get one. For best results, you can apply a skincare serum, like the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Whitening Serum, to add lubrication, prevent irritation, and ensure radiant, glowing skin.
02. Gua Sha
Loved by celebrities in recent years, the Gua Sha actually comes with a long history – before it became a trendy tool, it was an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Using a stone made of bian, jade, or rose quartz, Gua Sha promises a natural face lift that gets rid of toxins by boosting circulation, boosts collagen, and stimulates the lymphatic and immune system. And here's the best part – the tool can be used on the face, or on the body, and is the perfect antidote for tightness and tension in the body. To make the process easier, you can incorporate an oil, such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum, which gives you the added benefits of argan oil as well.
03. Pumice Stone
Another versatile tool that can be used both, for the face and for the body, pumice stones have been a long-time favourite for many. Formed when lava and water mix together, the stone is light-yet-abrasive and is used to remove dry, dead skin. A pumice stone can also soften your calluses and corns to reduce pain from friction. All you have to do to claim its best benefits is wet it with water, gently rub against the desired area in small, circular motions once a week, and you're good to go!
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Jun 10, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.