We all know that good skincare products are key to healthy skin. But what if you could take your routine to the next level? I’m talking facial tools, people! I’ll be honest, I’ve tried a LOT of different tools over the years, and some are better than others. Here are some that I use regularly and have become essential in my own skincare routine!
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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I’m obsessed with this! I even have a whole blog post about it, including a freebie on how to use it. A derma roller is a tool with tiny needles (not as scary as it sounds, trust me) that slightly punctures the skin. In turn, your skin absorbs products so much better and also sends a signal to your skin to repair and boost collagen. I originally started doing this for acne scarring but now continue to do it for wrinkles, fine lines, and overall complexion!
I mostly use the 1.0mm head from Alitura.
If derma rolling sounds too scary for you, then you’ll definitely want to try jade rolling! It seriously feels SO good, especially if you keep your roller in the freezer before using it. Check out my blog post about it for the benefits, how to do it, and where to buy a good one! Overall it helps with lymphatic drainage, puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. I usually use it in the morning to wake up my skin and eyes!
Derma-what?! Not to be confused with derma rolling, dermaplaning involves a small razor. So yeah, it’s shaving your face! 😝 The common misconception is that the hair will grow back thicker and darker. Nope! It gently removes hair, peach fuzz, and dead skin cells. The result is SUPER smooth and exfoliated skin. Your serums and products will absorb better, and you will not believe how flawless your makeup will apply and sit on your skin. I do this every few weeks whenever I notice my hair growing back. With regular use, the tool can help soften the appearance of fine lines and refine visible pores.
I used to get it done professionally, but that became too expensive so I bought this razor from Stacked Skincare. Love it!
(You can also get it on Amazon here)
Related blog post: “Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning Safely at Home”
You might have used something like a Clarisonic before. I used to too until my esthetician told me that it was actually making my acne worse! Clarisonics can be too harsh on your skin and the bristles actually trap dirt and bacteria. That’s why I love these types of face scrubbers! It’s made with medical-grade silicone that doesn’t hold onto dirt or bacteria. It’s safe for sensitive skin and gently vibrates at different speeds for a gentle yet effective cleanse. The vibrations releases blackheads, clogged pores, dirt, and oil.
The brand I have is discontinued, but this Foreo Luna basically looks the exact same!
Are you sensing a theme here? 😂 Another jade tool! I can’t help it, there are just so many benefits of jade. Gua sha is an ancient healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. In short, you glide this tool over your face in tandem with a serum (otherwise it won’t glide well!). According to The Choosy Chick, “the purpose is to stimulate meridians and circulation to heal pain and inflammation in the body and to revitalize chi.”
I love doing it before bed at night to ease tension in my face, especially around the jawline. It naturally firms skin, increases blood flow, eases tension, stimulates cell renewal, smooths out lines and wrinkles, and improves nutrient absorption from serums!
Use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on a Gua Sha tool from The Choosy Chick.
Rose Quartz Gua Sha Mushrooms
Looking for something a little different? I also am obsessed with these Rose Quartz Gua Sha Mushrooms! They are easier to hold and maneuver and glide around your face so easily. Code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount.
Konjac sponges are the bomb (konjac is a plant)! I like the brand Wyld because unlike synthetic sponges that often contain chemicals that can be absorbed into the body when used, their konjac sponges are 100% natural and never contain any harmful synthetic chemicals, artificial colors, dyes, fragrances, or preservatives. They are vegan, pH balanced, loaded with vitamins, and biodegradable/compostable. You soak the sponge in water until it becomes soft, squeeze out the excess, the get to scrubbing your face. It’s so incredibly gentle and feels amazing. You can use it with or without a cleanser! It’s important to make sure you store it in a cool, dry place (definitely NOT in the shower) to prevent bacteria growth.
Use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on these sponges at The Choosy Chick
What’s your favorite facial tool? Have you tried any of these? Let me know if you have any questions!