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From Reducing Wrinkles to Boosting Collagen: The Advantages of Using Microcurrent Devices for Your Skin

From Reducing Wrinkles to Boosting Collagen: The Advantages of Using Microcurrent Devices for Your Skin
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After COVID-19 and a number of lockdowns hit the world, the interest in at-home beauty devices skyrocketed. With beauticians, spas and dermatologist offices closing their doors, beauty fanatics wanted to mimic professional results from the comfort of their own home. Microcurrent devices are believed to recreate the effects of Botox and facelift treatments, lending firming, sculpting and toning benefits. Read on to find out more about microcurrent devices and how to use them.

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What is a microcurrent device?

A microcurrent facial device is designed to stimulate the muscles and maintain youthful-looking skin. Powered by low-voltage electricity, the painless, non-invasive tool is like a workout for the face, supporting the production of collagen and elastin while visibly strengthening the muscles.

What is the difference between at-home and in-salon treatments?

In-salon treatments are carried out by trained professionals and may offer fast or even immediate results. However, regular trips to the salon can be quite expensive. There is a vast variety of at-home products to choose from at SkinStore, offering easy-to-use devices that are both purse-friendly and effective.

What are the benefits of using a microcurrent device?

Increases elasticity

Incorporating a microcurrent facial toning device into your skin care routine can help to strengthen the muscles which, as a result, improves the appearance of skin elasticity.

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

These devices are believed to increase levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your skin cells, supporting a lifted, more sculpted complexion.

Improves collagen production

Collagen is a protein found naturally in the skin. As we age, our body produces less and less collagen, causing our skin to thin and lose its elasticity. The stimulation of energy production supported by microcurrent devices contributes to the creation of collagen.

Improves pigmentation

Over time, these skin care tools smooth the appearance of textural irregularities, revealing luminous skin that appears more balanced.

How long do at-home microcurrent results last for?

Similar to many at-home skin care devices, results are more prominent after regular application. With continuous use, you can enjoy the benefits daily.

How often should you se a microcurrent device?

Some tools may require more use than others – make sure to read the directions to ensure you get the most out of your device and are not over-using the product.

How do you use an at-home microcurrent device?

Make sure to choose the suitable device for your specific skin type and build up your tolerance (as you would any other new product). Before starting your treatment, cleanse the skin with an oil-free face wash.

Apply a conductive gel that has been specially designed to be used with microcurrent devices. With light pressure, glide the device slowly across the cheekbones, forehead and jawline, following your tool’s instructions carefully. Remember to remove the conductive gel once finished, unless it is a leave-on formula, and clean your device after each use.

If you are pregnant or have any health conditions, please check that a microcurrent device is suitable before use.

How do you care for your skin after using a microcurrent device?

Avoid rubbing or irritating the skin after your treatment. Use gentle products that deliver hydrating benefits and, as always, remember your SPF.

What are the risks to using microcurrent on your skin?

Making sure you use your tool correctly is imperative. If used incorrectly, you could potentially worsen any skin conditions or cause irritation.

In-salon devices are carried out by professionals, who are specially trained to carry out these types of treatments. However, if you do your research and follow the instructions, you can safely use a microcurrent device from home.

SkinStore’s top picks for at-home microcurrent devices

Read on to find our top picks for these at-home tools and find the best microcurrent device for you.

NuFACE Mini + Starter Kit in ‘Midnight Black’

Perfect for on-the-go use, this set equips you with everything you need to enjoy the benefits of microcurrent treatments. The set, which stars an FDA-cleared Mini+ Facial Toning Device, utilizes NuFACE 3-Depth Technology to blur the appearance of fine lines and tighten the skin.

FOREO Bear Microcurrent Facial Toning Device With 5 Intensities (Various Shades)

This powerful device is suitable for all skin types. Combining microcurrent technology with T-sonic pulsations, the device targets visible signs of aging such as fine lines and the loss of elasticity.

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