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SHOULD YOU ADD MICROCURRENT TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?

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Guest Blogger: Shannon

You may have heard some buzz around microcurrent – possibly from your aesthetician, dermatologist, BFF, or sister. Some say it’s a “must-have” or that it’s “the new hot trend in celebrity beauty.”

But with that, you’ve likely also found yourself wondering, “should I be using microcurrent on my skin?” Some of the common concerns that might follow include:

“Does it hurt?”

“Does it work?”

“Is it worth the investment?”

If this sounds like you, then keep reading… we’ll help answer some of these questions for you.

To start, let’s be clear about what microcurrent is…

Microcurrent is a very popular anti-aging skin treatment used for facial contouring, toning, and firming of aging skin.

Like all of the muscles in your body, your facial muscles need a good workout routine to keep things firm—think lifted cheekbones, a contoured jawline and overall enviably toned facial features!

Let’s take a deeper look into microcurrent treatments and why you should consider adding them to your everyday skincare routine.

WHAT IS MICROCURRENT & HOW DOES IT WORK

Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current – and yes, your body actually already has an electrical current running through it! Microcurrent treatments can actually provide both instant benefits (like better contour and lifted brows) as well as cumulative anti-aging results when used regularly as part of your skincare routine.

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So how does this work?

Fun fact! Your face is actually the only place on your body where your skin is directly attached to muscle. So what microcurrent, in combination with a conductive Gel Primer, travels through the skin and stimulates these muscles lying right beneath your facial skin – kind of like a little work out for your face. The primer is actually the key to this process, without a conductor, the current actually bounces off of the skin, making the treatment ineffective.

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So when used properly, microcurrent treatments can stimulate and lift the facial muscles, thereby lifting and toning the skin, and reducing wrinkles.

 Microcurrent machines like NuFACE send a current through the skin to lift and tighten the muscles right under the surface.

Many people wonder if you feel any sensations while using microcurrent machines but in fact, when used correctly, you actually feel little-to-no sensation at all.

Learn how to use microcurrent technology with these videos with step-by-step microcurrent treatment tutorials.

But for now, let’s dive into the benefits of microcurrent…

BETTER SKIN TONE

We all want better skin tone; but sometimes, hyper pigmentation, sun spots, hormones, and acne scarring leave us with uneven skin tone.

Some women use makeup to cover and correct uneven skin tone, but how do you fix the root of the problem so you don’t need to cover up?

Let’s face it, every woman wants to feel truly beautiful with or without makeup, and that starts with healthy looking skin.

Using a microcurrent device and a vitamin c-based serum together will not only stimulate facial muscles, but it will also stimulate the skin and promote production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the overall appearance of skin tone.

SHAPE & CONTOUR YOUR SKIN

shape and contour your skin with NuFACE microcurrent facial toning device

Source: Instagram, @natashankpr

Contouring is not just a fad.

Many women use makeup techniques to strobe, drape, highlight and contour with color, while some use fillers and injectables to help get the face shape they’re seeking. Using a facial toning device to contour is also a great solution!

“The treatment essentially reprograms your muscles back into shape, uplifting and toning your facial contours,” explains skincare expert Ildi Pekar.

With microcurrent, you can get that pop in your brow and defined cheek bones in just 5 minutes a day. Essentially, when you do a NuFACE microcurrent treatment before you apply your makeup, you’re creating your canvas. Think of it as your contour, before you contour!

Woman with gorgeous skin from using microcurrent treatments

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Learn how to contour like a pro with these 5 tips & tricks for using a NuFACE microcurrent tool.

REDUCE WRINKLES & GET ANTI-AGING BENEFITS

mature woman with defined cheekbones from using microcurrent

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As Joanna Vargus puts it, “the point of microcurrent isn’t to erase lines in the same way fillers and Botox do. Microcurrent is awesome for lifting the muscle and de-puffing the face.”

Check out these results using the NuFACE Trinity microcurrent device.

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MICROCURRENT TOOLS & ANTI-AGING SKINCARE FOR BETTER SKIN TONE, CONTOUR AND WRINKLE REDUCTION

If these skincare benefits sound appealing to you, then consider adding microcurrent treatments to your routine.

Microcurrent Tools

The NuFACE Trinity is the only FDA-cleared, handheld multi-solution device offering a 5-minute facial-lift using microcurrent therapy.

NuFACE trinity fda cleared microcurrent device

The travel-friendly NuFACE mini is the perfect facial-lift companion while on-the-go. It offers the same level of microcurrent as the Trinity in a petite, portable size.

NuFACE mini microcurrent facial toning device

Infusion Skincare

For added skincare benefits, infusion anti-aging skincare can be highly effective when used with microcurrent treatments. They can be used individually or layered under your Gel Primer before a NuFACE treatment. Or you can use them underneath your favorite moisturizer after a NuFACE treatment as well.

When layering, the proper order of use is (1) Nourisher, (2)  Smoother, (3) Lifter, then (4) Collagen Booster just around the eyes.

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NuFACE serums and microcurrent facial toning devices are meant to work seamlessly into your everyday routine. It’s basically a workout for your face that’s only 5-minutes!

For tips in adding these treatments into your daily routine, check out this post for the 5-minute lift + 5-minute makeup looks!

So, after all of this information, are you ready for your own microcurrent machine? Keeping your skin looking tight and firm isn’t hard, it only takes 5-minutes to add to your everyday routine for long-lasting, beautiful results.

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