In the ever-expanding world of beauty, there are bound to be some trends that catch your eye. For some, that might be of the makeup variety, while others may gravitate towards more permanent procedures. As for me, I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the growing popularity of microcurrent devices, which has become a skincare favorite among Hollywood’s biggest stars and everyday beauty lovers alike.
If you’re looking for an easy way to understand microcurrent technology, Tera Peterson, microcurrent aesthetician and co-founder of cult beauty brand NuFACE, has the answer for you. “It’s like a little workout for the face!,” she explains. “Think about how good your body and muscles feel after a run or Pilates. Microcurrent tools bring all of that feel-good energy to your skin.” According to Petersen, microcurrent is a low-level current that sends soft, gentle waves through the skin tissues and down to the facial muscles. When you energize these muscles, you get a more lifted, defined appearance in your skin. Who doesn’t want that?
“As we age, our body’s natural current slowly starts to break down, which causes sagging skin, loss of contour, and the appearance of wrinkles,” Peterson explains. “Microcurrent reenergizes your skin’s natural current as it slows with age. This boost of energy travels beyond the surface of the skin to help address signs of aging, instantly and over time.”
“Think about how good you feel after a run or Pilates. Microcurrent brings that feel-good energy to your skin.”
With devices like the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device, you can recreate the experience of professional microcurrent treatments at home. And just as you would with your fitness routine, you’ll get the best results with regular use. Peterson suggests using the FIX in the morning before makeup application, Trinity or Mini at night. But really, how you use the device in your skincare process is up to you. “You can customize your treatments based on your lifestyle and skincare concerns,” she says. That said, she also recommends using the devices at least once in a 24-hour period. Once you start using microcurrent technology in your skincare routine, you’ll see an instant change in your skin. For further proof, take a couple of before-and-after photos or compare one side of your face to the other.
One of the great things about microcurrent technology is the fact that it’s non-invasive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your other treatments with it. “Microcurrent can be a great partner to Botox and fillers, or a great alternative for someone looking for a more holistic approach to corrective treatment,” says Peterson. “Just wait 7-14 days for everything to settle before using your device.” To those of you wondering, microcurrent technology isn’t strictly for your face. You can also take it down to your body to tone your abs, arms, butt, legs or anywhere else. Plus they’re safe enough to use even while breastfeeding! Keep in mind though: these devices are recommended for those over the age of 18.
In an era where contoured cheeks and airbrushed skin are the goal, microcurrent devices help you get there from beneath the skin. Which, in my opinion, is the best place to start.