How to get salon-fresh glowing skin from the comfort of home
If you thought microcurrent facials were just for the salon, think again. New technology means you can tone and tighten, anywhere and anytime.
For many of us, a beautiful, luminous visage that positively glows is top of our beauty wish list.
And, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, it’s never been easier to get radiant, ’gram-worthy skin.
Age doesn’t have to define us
It’s well established that as our skin matures it loses moisture, nutrients and natural oils, which can result in lines, loss of elasticity and that dreaded dullness.
But a wide range of factors, apart from our DNA, play a part in this ageing.
A US study carried out with 65 sets of twins found that up to 40 per cent of the physical changes that make us look older are due to non-genetic factors. Which means we can take preventative action to future proof our skin.
Slowing down the ageing process
But as the saying goes, beautiful skin requires a commitment, not a miracle. So how do we keep wrinkles at bay and restore a radiant, youthful glow?
Pollution, sun exposure, smoking, stress and diet have all been linked to ageing skin, while hydration, good sleep, wearing sunscreen, a well-balanced diet and regular exercise can all help on the flipside.
And advancements in science can also give us the edge, with skin-loving technologies like electronic muscle stimulation (EMS).
What is electronic muscle stimulation (EMS)?
EMS technology stimulates facial muscles through gentle contractions, creating a mini workout for the face.
How EMS gives you brighter, healthier looking skin
This unique anti-aging device sends tiny electrical pulses directly to your face, contracting facial muscles to improve tone and firmness and support skin rejuvenation.
It also enhances performance of skincare “actives”, enabling them to penetrate deeper into the skin for an age-defying facial from your own home.
In an independent laboratory study, it has been clinically proven to show results in eight weeks – 95 per cent of users reported visibly firmer skin, 91 per cent relief from facial muscle tension and 85 per cent, brighter, healthier skin.
Best of all, once your face workout is done, you can switch the Nova Fit (the only device of its kind with EMS technology available in pharmacies) to relaxation mode for a facial massage to relieve tension and help you unwind.
Other things to know about the Manicare Nova Fit Face Massager:
As with all things technological, there are a few things to keep in mind when using the Manicare Nova Fit Face Massager.
As much as it’s a fun beauty tool for adults, it is not intended for use by children.
Secondly, because of the EMS technology, the device isn’t for you if you have a heart condition, cardiac pacemaker or other active facial implants before use.
Avoid use or seek advice first, if you’ve recently had your face treated or subjected to chemical stripping, microdermabrasion or cosmetic surgery.
Make sure your hair is pulled back away from your face and keep the device away from your hair, and avoid using over your eye area and Adam’s apple.
If you are susceptible to one or more of the conditions listed below, seek advice from a trusted medical professional before use:
- Skin allergies
- Opened wounds
- Skin lesions
- Itchy skin or skin is prone to irritation or discomfort
- Severe acne
* Written by Liz McGrath. This post is brought to you by the Manicare Nova Fit Face Massager.