Now that the ravages of winter weather are fading and summer’s heat hasn’t fully kicked in, it’s the perfect time to kick your skin into shape. During Skin Gym Week on bodyandsoul.com.au, we’re sharing the tips and tools improve your skin health- from face-friendly meal plans to the most effective professional treatments, to the best and buzziest products, it’s everything you need to get the best skin of your life – from the inside-out.
Beauty tools are having a major moment. You’ve heard of Gua sha, likely dabbled in jade rolling and if you’re into skin you probably own a couple of tools yourself. But they’re not just gimmicks, at-home gadgets not only encourage you to indulge in some self-care, they’re skin-boosting too.
So why are they suddenly so popular? In an age where wellness is king, we’re cottoning onto new and improved ways we can take better care of our skin without chemicals and hefty price tags. Enter: skin workouts. Much like we workout our bodies, we’ve got to workout our faces and these handy devices allow us to lift, sculpt, tone and tighten from the comfort of the couch.
The latest gym gear for skin to enter our shores is the aptly named Skin Gym, a US based beauty brand specialising in “beauty tools for the modern woman”, which also offers tool-focused treatments at their LA spa. Keen to get face fit? Skin Gym’s Founder Karina Sulzer says to get salon results at home start with sculpting.
“To get started on your skincare journey try the Skin Gym Face Sculptor ($119, at Sephora) it deeply kneads and is great for your jawline,” she says. “It’s easy to use and incorporate into your daily rituals to get your blood flowing and face sculpted. Just like any workout, consistency is key for long term results.” Roll along your jawline moving from under the chin out towards the ears. Then, roll upwards along your cheekbones to help lift your features for a more contoured face.
Take it a step further with Nurse Jamie Instant UpLift Massaging Beauty Roller ($112.13, at Revolve) the massaging beauty roller uses black tourmaline stones to help energise your skin for a smoother and tighter complexion.
Or, upgrade your face roller to the next level with a spiked version like this Salt by Hendrix Rose Quartz Textured Face Roller ($39.95, at Adore Beauty) the textured stone works to promote circulation, reduce puffiness and water retention and leaves your face looking refreshed – just like after a good session at the gym.
Finish off with some cryotherapy-like recovery with these Aceology Ice Globe Massagers ($64, at Aceology). Keep them in the fridge, then glide and roll them over your face gently to help decrease inflammation, breakouts, redness and puffiness.