Staying at home due to Covid-19 and the inability to get professional facial treatments as frequently have fueled my interest in facial tools and devices for at-home use. Tools are also great for maintaining results in between professional treatments. You will see noticeable results with consistent use.

There are many options available nowadays for consumers to use at home, however, it is very important to take caution and care when using these tools. I have learned about the effectiveness of these tools and how to use them more thoroughly in esthetician school, but I advise anyone starting out to read the instructions as well as watch brand tutorial videos in order to use them as safely as possible on your skin.

You should also not use them if you have extremely sensitive skin, acne, rosacea, sunburn, skin irritation, open cuts, abrasions, or sores. I also make sure not to use any more than one or two devices a day to not overwhelm my skin. It is important not to use more than their respective recommended time limits (such as for high-frequency devices where you use it for no more than a few minutes max), and for micro-currents, they recommend taking a day off if you use it the entire week. You need to listen to your skin and so it is kept healthy and happy!

Below are a few recommendations grouped in their respective categories.

Facial Massage

Facial massage has many benefits. It can involve simply using your own hands or using a tool such as a gua sha stone or jade roller. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique. As these stones are cool to the touch, it helps with brightening the skin, reducing tension and puffiness, stimulating lymphatic drainage, and improving blood circulation (studies show by up to 400 percent!), as it takes away toxins and brings in oxygen and nutrients.