I’ve fallen in love with facials again and so much so that I wanted to learn to give myself facials at home! Facials do a world of good for the skin – from LED facials to glycolic peels to derma rolling – I’ve got the tools that you can actually use at home in order to do a facial yourself. Facials are great because they tend to reach where you usually can’t go manually. And I’ve got the tools to prove it.
First off I wanted to start off with an LED light facial and when I found out there was a way to do them at home I didn’t hesitate. The Rejuvalite MD Anti-Ageing Light Therapy System actually allows you to bring all the technology from a LED facial into your home.
I’ve had a few LED facials in my time and I’m always super impressed with the results because they really do help with pigmentation and fine lines and just plumping the skin in general. So it made me think…how could I bring the LED light to me without having to splash out a lot of cash?
So this is an LED lamp and you can use it as little as 5 minutes a day a few times a week. If you have fine lines or pigmentation then this is a life-saver – literally. It’s quite easy to set up as well and you can even lay down and position the lamp over your face and close your eyes. The light feels really soothing and it only takes a few minutes a day. This doesn’t just use red light either – it uses 4 UV-free wavelengths including red, yellow, amber and infrared so targets various signs of ageing.
So what do LED lights do? Well they reach where skincare cannot go – deep into the depths of the skin where ageing starts – and also where it can be prevented and treated. What the RejuvaliteMD system does is send these wavelengths deep into skin to stimulate natural enzymes that increase collagen product, reduce inflammation and improve skin tone and texture. I saw a difference after just using this twice!
Each of the lights penetrate the skin at different levels as well so every layer is treated – this ensures that new collagen, elastin and fibroblasts are created at the cellular level. Pretty cool right? And if you use this over time you will definitely see a big difference! I wanted this to target my pigmentation and uneven skin tone and it really does help. And I also like this because it’s super, super easy. It’s hands-free and you just need to sit back and relax. You can use this at a minimum of 5 times a week or up to twice a day for quicker results for the first 60 days. After 60 days have passed you can reduce the usage for maintenance only – just 2-3 times per week. Honestly this is a great investment if you pay for regular facials – imagine just being able to get the results from home!
The next skincare treatment that I’ve taken home is derma rolling. OMG. Let me tell you – I had never in my life tried derma rolling before I used the Swiss Clinic Derma Roller and now I am HOOKED. I’ve actually never had results like this from a tool before – it has really plumped my skin and also cleared it too so it’s more even-toned and also lost a bit of that haggard, sunken look (blame it on London life).
So what does it do? Well, the skin roller has 540 micro-needles on it that you roll over your cleansed face in different directions for a few minutes every other night and what it does is open up thousands of tiny micro-channels in the skin so it allows your skin to absorb up to 300% more of your skincare product. So that expensive serum you bought is going to work so so much better if you derma roll before applying it.
Now different derma rollers have different lengths of needles – this one is quite tame at 0.2mm which means they are shorter needles that you can use more often. If you go to a clinic for a professional derma rolling treatment the needles tend to be longer and you may bleed but with the 0.2mm roller from Skin Clinic you will not bleed or break the skin – it feels more like a scratch on the skin. I use this for a few minutes, rolling all over the face and alternating directions until my face feels red and hot (don’t worry –this is just the blood coming to the surface of the skin – great for circulation). This doesn’t hurt at all – at least it doesn’t hurt me!
The whole point of a derma roller is that you slightly damage your skin so that it works harder to heal as well as allowing your products to sink in and work harder for you. By creating these micro-channels the skin also creates collagen and this stimulates new skin cells. Honestly I’ve been so impressed by this product. I am now using it every other night and I don’t know what I did without it before! It’s great for ageing skin or skin that is also prone to acne because it seems to help clear it although be careful about rolling over active spots because you don’t want to transfer bacteria around.
I follow this with the Swiss Clinic Rejuvenating Serum which helps the skin to repair itself after a derma rolling treatment. It also stimulates the skin’s natural healing processes and it’s a lovely gel-like formula that sinks into skin in a second. The gel stimulates white blood cells in the skin to help the repair process and also helps to soothe skin.
And a must-do before derma rolling? Santize! Spray your derma roller with an alcohol-based spray before and after derma rolling.
Do you have any tips for treatments and facials at home?
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