Who wants to tighten and tone their face?
With the internet obsessing over face rollers, this is clearly a hot topic. That’s why, today we’re talking about a trending treatment that’s the next best thing to a face lift: microcurrents. It’s just what it sounds like: tiny zaps on your face! Think of it as a non-invasive face lift, or like an intense gym session for your face muscles (these are also a thing).
This treatment is typically done as a facial, but there are some at-home alternatives that you can explore in a more intimate setting. An esthetician will first clean your skin, then apply a conducting gel. Electric prongs come next, and they’re used to stimulate the muscles on your face. It also gives your face a surge of collagen, AKA your skin is going to look super supple.
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This treatment should leave you feeling younger and lifted immediately -- but costs anywhere from $200-$500! The results are INSTANT. Look like a snack, at the cost of an entree. Immediately after the treatment, you should see difference in your appearance.
Here's what you should know before you get a microcurrent treatment.
Microcurrent technology isn’t new -- it’s actually been used for years! The technology is effective for patients struggling with nerve or muscle disorders. The electric waves have been proven to help people with facial paralysis, bell’s palsy, and many more. You can get this treatment monthly, but talk to your dermatologist and whoever is administering the facial to hear what they recommend for their specific treatment. Bottom line: the more you get this treatment, the more toned your face will look. Kinda like going to the gym ;)
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Some things you should know:
- Do NOT get a microcurrent facial if you’re under 20, pregnant, or have a pacemaker.
- Always check with a medical professional before getting this treatment.
- If you don’t feel like spending the big bucks to get this facial, don’t worry -- there are also lots of at home gadgets you can use to get similar results. These are the popular ones now:
NUFACE Mini Facial Toning Device
ZIIP Beauty Device & Golden Conductive Gel
Typically these gadgets can cost the same as one facial treatment, but you can use it again and again and again! All in all, this technology can give your face a workout -- give it a try and let us know how it goes! Tag us on Instagram @le_cultureclub.
To read more, we love Into the Gloss’ analysis of the microcurrent industry, comparing facial treatments to at home tools.
Taking care of your skin is a luxury and a necessity. Here are our picks for spicing up your wellness routine this week, making the process more intentional. If you indulge in #LeLeisure, share on Instagram with that hashtag and tag us so we can share!
1. Hypermasculine conspiracy theorists are hawking all-natural sunscreens and anti-aging serums
Warning: we don't recommend these. But here's the interesting part -- Alex Jones the Infowars guy, Joe Rogan, UFC commentator and side-conspiracy-theorist, and Mice Cernovich, the dude who started Pizzagate, are all getting into self-care. You'll have to read this full article to understand why.
Read more here.
2. Jonathan Van Ness's skincare routine is HERE
Queer Eye lovers -- rejoice. We now have the step by step recipe into how Jonathan achieves his beautiful mane and healthy skin. He really cares about the prevention of zits and psoriasis: "I’m plagued with psoriasis, but I’m on a really good run right now—it’s been a minute, knock on wood. I’ll knock on it twice. It’s all about calming, and keeping it clear. My skin is sensitive, so I try not to do crazy aggressive things to it."
Read more here.
3. High Vibrational Beauty
Last week, we were in DC participating in a panel with the ladies of Pineapple Collaborative and CAP Beauty, talking about CAP's latest book -- High Vibrational Beauty. It's a beautifully photographed book full of self-care recipes (and real, healthy ones too!).
Read 5 self-care ideas here.