Lit from Within
The best at-home tools for brighter more radiant skin.
Navigating the world of at home skin-care tools can be overwhelming. With all the high-tech tools that use LED lights, micro currents, and sonic pulses it’s hard to know with what’s right for you. And with most options well over $100 they can be quite an investment. Fortunately, we have some low tech (and affordable) solutions that have some pretty amazing effects on skin. Incorporating one or more of these tools into your daily skin care routine can help you maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns you might have such as acne, puffiness, dullness, and uneven skin. The right tool can also help give skin a brighter and more radiant appearance, even without makeup on. What’s even better? All of these tools can be found at almost any of your local retailers.
Best Tool for Inflammation: Complexion Perfection Ice Roller
The most common time you might see puffiness or inflammation in your skin, is in the morning. The Complexion Perfection Ice Roller is the perfect and easy tool to add to your morning routine. Take your ice roller and pop it in the freezer for 20 minutes. Then roll under the eyes, over the forehead, cheeks, chin, and jawline. The stainless-steel roller massages and cools your skin to reduce puffiness which gives a brightened appearance to dull skin. You will start to see the puffiness subside as you continue massaging. Keep repeating rolling motions for about 5-10 minutes It’s like a mini spa treatment at home!
Best Tool for Exfoliation: Complexion Perfection Dermaplaners
Occasionally, skin needs some extra maintenance. Not every day, but every few days, a good exfoliation can do wonders! The Complexion Perfection Dermaplaners are a great tool to help remove dead skin, peach fuzz, and facial hair. They also improve your skin’s texture for a glowing appearance and smooth application of makeup. Exfoliation can be done in the morning or the evening. Start by prepping your skin with a gentle face cleanser to get it clean. This is important, otherwise you are driving dirt and germs into your pores. Hold your skin taunt and the blade at a 45-degree angle and gently sweep the blade across the surface of your skin in small sections at a time. Finally, apply serums and moisturizer to your face and neck. Once done, make sure to clean your tools so they are ready for use the next time. You can reuse a dermaplaner about 2 – 3 times if you thoroughly clean the blades with isopropyl alcohol.
Best Tool for Clear Skin: Complexion Perfection Blemish Kit
Let’s face it, acne is no one’s best friend. In fact, it’s often your worst enemy! But instead of squeezing your face with your fingers (or, even worse, your nails), use the proper tools to extract blemishes, so you are not left with scarring or additional blemishes. The Complexion Perfection Blemish Kit is similar to tools used by professionals and features 4 unique tools that help clear pores and all types of blemishes. The small loops target white heads; the flat loop extracts stubborn black heads; and the lance delicately pierces white heads when necessary. Start with a clean, dry face. Lay the preferred loop on top of the blemish, encircling it with the loop. Apply slow and even pressure until the blemish is forced out of the pore. If there is a stubborn one that you just can’t get, don’t force it, you don’t want to cause irritation to the skin or push the contaminants deeper into the skin. Give it a day or two and try again. Don’t forget to clean and disinfect each tool after every use. Always wash your face with warm water and desired cleanser after extractions.
Best Tool for Retexturing: Complexion Perfection Micro Needle Roller
It may seem strange to run a hundred tiny needles across your face… but it’s actually great for your skin. The Complexion Perfection Micro Needle Roller is a .25mm medical grade stainless steel needle that gently micro-punctures your skin and improves overall skin texture. This increases your skin’s ability to absorb serums, moisturizers, and other skin care products. Use this tool about once a month or as needed. Start with a clean, dry face. Gently roll the Microneedle Roller all over your face and neck. Make sure not to puncture, drag, or pull the skin! It should not be painful. Follow this suggested pattern: roll horizontally all over face, switch to vertically and then finish by rolling diagonally. Repeat 3 – 5 times. When you are all finished, apply your favorite serum or moisturizer to your face and neck. Soon enough, you will start seeing the appearance of your skin improve! Make sure to disinfect your microneedle roller before you store it away.