How to Level Up Your Skincare Routine in 2022 -- NuFace, Foreo and More
Looking to upgrade your skincare routine? If you're wanting more hydrated, clearer, brighter or firmer-looking skin, adding a new product, tool or device to your morning and evening skincare lineup is a great idea! Plus, who knew it could be so fun?
Adding these new products and accessories to your existing skincare routine will only elevate the results you're investing in, whether dry skin, sensitive skin, aging skin or acne breakouts are your biggest concern. From the popular NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device to Face Gym's virtual classes on massages with an expert (facial fitness goals, anyone?), ET Style has gathered our top picks of skincare, facial tools and devices that'll help level up your complexion for the better -- and take your skincare routine to top-tier level, in the process.
Be sure to check out more picks of skincare essentials including the best cleansers, best face masks, best face oils and best moisturizers for every skin type. Looking for even more beauty inspiration? Check out Fenty Beauty's new Liquid Killawatt foundation, plus shop the best nighttime products recommended by popular NYC-based derm, Dr. Shereene Idriss.
Shop our skincare staples below:
A favorite among celebs and beauty influencers alike, the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is one worth investing in if your biggest skin concern is loss of firmness and wrinkles. The FDA-cleared facial-toning device uses microcurrents to gently stimulate areas of the face and neck to improve the look of their contour, tone, fine lines and wrinkles in just five minute per day.
Drunk Elephant's exfoliating serum has powerful ingredients including 10% lactic acid and 11 signal peptides. Bonus points for Drunk Elephant's skin care products because they are vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
Blackheads, begone! Without using a cleansing solution, this pore extractor from Dermaflash has a rounded stainless steel spatula-shaped head that deeply cleanses the pores to eliminate dirt, oil, makeup, and pesky blackheads. Use the flat surface of the spatula after applying a serum or moisturizer to activate Infuse Mode -- the vibration helps the skincare ingredients to absorb deep into the skin.
This Australian-based skin care product company keeps things simple with their evidence-driven approach. After trying this kit for several weeks, we noticed an improvement in skin tone and texture. We also love that ESK is cruelty free, perfume free and uses recyclable packaging wherever possible.
If you have dehydrated skin, this collection from The Mission Inn's Kelly Roberts' modern skincare line features our Ritual Repair Stem Cell Moisturizer which firms your skin and fights the signs of aging, and our best-selling moisturizing Day Shield, fortified with both Vitamin C and SPF 30 for a skin barrier to protect it from the effects of UV rays.
Just as the name suggests, Face Gym offers workouts for your face. Their signature massage techniques are aimed to target various skin concerns, stimulate blood circulation and collagen, boost the lymphatic system and increase cell renewal. Face Gym has in-person studios in select cities and one-to-one, online workout classes with an expert trainer to help sculpt, lift, tone and contour the face. Face Gym also has a line of skincare and facial tools.
If acne patches aren't part of your blemish-eliminating routine yet, we recommend you give it a go for spot treatment on normal skin. Made with hydrocolloid, acne patches soak up the fluid to help heal the blemish overnight or during the day. Compared to just applying pimple cream, patches protect the the blemish from outside bacteria from getting in and prevents you from picking at it. We love Starface for their fun, cute star-shaped patches, which makes acne less dreadful.
If you're not into fancy devices, opt for the dynamic duo of manual (and affordable) skincare tools -- the jade roller and gua sha. Not only do they look gorgeous on the bathroom counter, each tool is great for massaging the skin with the combination of a slippery serum, moisturizer or facial oil to aid in de-puffing and easing dark circles under the eyes, sculpting the natural contours of the face and neck while releasing tension along the jawline. Stick them in the fridge or freezer for a cooling effect. Right now, applying foundation with a jade roller is a hot trend on TikTok.
The UFO 2 Mini Power Mask & Light Therapy Device from FOREO takes masking to another level. Whether you pair it with FOREO's UFO Activated Masks or your favorite serums, the device uses heating, cooling and T-Sonic pulsations to push skincare goodies deeper into the skin, along with full spectrum LED light therapy that target a range of skin concerns from loss of elasticity to acne. Use the FOREO For You app to choose which feature you'd like, in addition to accessing personalized settings and guided routines.
If thirsty skin is what winter weather means for you, the Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask is a must-have skincare product when you need instant help. This hypoallergenic overnight mask is soothing and helps reduce redness and sensitivity for healthy skin.
This affordable ice roller is a popular choice on Amazon. Stick it in the freezer overnight and roll it over the face, neck and temples in the morning for a relaxing, cooling sensation to help reduce any swelling, soothe the skin and improve the look of fatigue.
Have a friend who loves spa treatments but not the price of them? This at-home microdermabrasion kit includes an easy-to-use facial tool that works to clear away dead skin cells and reveal a healthy, glowing complexion. Perfect for a nighttime skincare routine.
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