At-home skin care tools aren’t exactly new. When we think of skin care tools, we think back to high school when everyone had loofah sponges and pore strips, and the wonder we experienced when we saw all those little black bumps on that sticky pad after ripping it from our noses.
All that looks prehistoric compared to the technology developed over the past few years to re-invent the skincare game. Skin care devices that you’d typically need an appointment to reap the benefits from are now being designed for use at home.
When we say smart tech skin care devices are trendy right now, we mean smart tech. Some connect to Bluetooth, the internet, and mobile apps designed specifically for the device.
We’ve been digging around to learn a little more about some of these gadgets and how they can enhance and improve your skin’s appearance and health. Many of them can and should be used with LaFlore® products that you probably already use.
Here’s a list of a few of these devices and what they do best:
Best For Cleansing: Sonic Cleansing Brushes
For a long time, sonic cleansing brushes carried a hefty price tag, deterring many who would otherwise benefit from using one. Luckily, the devices have improved while the price has gone down. Many contain dual sides of silicone-cleansing points, enhancing performance and massaging products thoroughly into the skin. We recommend using a sonic cleansing brush with our LaFlore® Live Probiotic Cleanser.
Best For Anti-Aging: Laser Treatments
Age-defying laser treatments were once confined to usage within a specialist’s office. People were lining up to undergo invasive, potentially painful procedures. We think we speak for many of us when we say it’s worth it, despite the pain and the hefty price tag associated with the procedures because of their effectiveness in reversing signs of aging and getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
The advent of at-home laser treatments can take a little sting off those inconveniences by making it possible to improve skin’s elasticity, tone, and plumpness in the comfort of your own home. For those suffering from minor scars, rosacea, or who want to diminish the appearance of freckles, can also benefit from using at-home laser treatments.
Just like in a professional’s office, laser sessions with an at-home device take time, and several treatments to see results. Consistency and commitment are key to achieve desired results.
Keep in mind: side effects like redness or irritation are expected, and some people will find it more painful than others. Redness and irritation should subside within a few hours after a treatment.
It’s essential to make sure to take extra good care of your skin between laser treatments. Moisturize the skin after each session well, and use a high-quality serum or cream to accelerate results. The LaFlore® Live Probiotic Daily Defense-Moisturizer and Serum-Concentrate pair well when soothing the skin between laser treatments.
Best For Glowing Skin: Home Microdermabrasion
They may not be as high-tech as laser or light devices you’ll find at your dermatologist’s office, like those fancy devices, home microdermabrasion gadgets feature an exfoliating tip or disk (including a beginner’s disk to keep from blasting off your skin the first time you use one), plus suction.
Both of these features work in tandem to lift dull, dry, and pigmented cells from the skin’s surface. This process helps to speed up cell regeneration, which delivers not only glowing skin but smoother and softer skin as well.
Microdermabrasion also helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, and clears dead skin cells, increasing the effectiveness of any topical products you may use.
Pamper your skin after microdermabrasion treatments with LaFlore® Live Probiotic Serum Concentrate.
Best For Acne: LED Light Devices
LED devices work by emitting light at specific wavelengths that can penetrate the skin. (NASA even said so!) Unlike UV wavelengths emitted by the sun that damage skin, infrared light, red light, and blue light safely penetrate into the tissue.
This stimulates the energy processes within your cells’ mitochondria, speeding up cell production rates. Different colors of LED light perform different functions: red stimulates collagen production, and blue light kills some acne-causing bacteria. The combination of both produces amazing results, skin that’s firmer, thicker, and looks younger.
Treating your skin after LED light therapy is easy with LaFlore® Live Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer. It’s lightweight, and contains noncomedogenic compounds, which help prevent breakouts, but is deeply hydrating to keep skin looking firmer longer.
Best for smoother skin: Dermaplaning devices
For those looking for smooth, fuzz-free skin, an at-home dermaplaning device may be exactly what you need. As you scrape the skin, dead skin cells are removed along with fine vellus hairs, (or as we usually call it- peach fuzz). Dermaplaning is an excellent alternative to a chemical peel or microdermabrasion if those seem just a little too much for your skin, or if you have especially sensitive skin.
Cleansing your face is the first step to effective dermaplaning. The LaFlore® Live Probiotic Cleanser will help achieve the squeaky-clean, non-oily surface you need to dermaplane successfully.
We hope we’ve given you some helpful information when considering investing in an at-home skincare device. With a healthy, balanced diet, lots of hydration, and our product line, these devices can go a long way in helping you achieve your best glow.