MASSAGE GADGETS

A facial workout can reduce puffiness while lifting and contouring muscles. And you can give your skin an extra boost by using a massage tool, such as a gua sha stone or one of the new cryo rollers, which stimulate muscle tone and rejuvenate.

Here’s how to take your face to the gym, without leaving home.

CRYO ROLLER

These new devices work in a similar way to cryotherapy for the body, and are set to be all the rage. Designed to quickly cool skin and aid lymphatic drainage, they work by delivering a shock of cold that causes blood vessels to contract.

The result? A brighter, tighter and healthier-looking complexion, smaller pores and reduced redness.

Use once or twice a week for around 15 minutes, applying gentle pressure to lift the muscles and drain toxins from the skin’s surface.

Try: 001 Skincare London Cryopress Ice Facial Messager, £65

 

GUA SHA

This heart-shaped massage tool can help deliver a speedy oxygen boost to skin cells, while toning and sculpting the muscles.

It’s simple to use. Apply a treatment oil or serum and, holding the gua sha tool with the curved side to your face, glide it gently up and out along the neck, jawline, chin and around the mouth.

Try: Mount Lai Gua Sha Tool, £23.50

 

 

GO SONIC 
If you prefer high-tech devices, then some of the smartest offer a multitude of benefits, including gentle cleansing, lifting and tightening in one session.

Simply switch on and use as if you are doing a facial massage.

Try: Be Glow Tia All-In-One Sonic Skincare System, £199
It is adaptable for all skin types and comes with a clever anti-ageing titanium applicator that can cool calm stressed skin, as well as help improve circulation to lymph drainage. The pulse technology also aids facial contouring by triggering a reflex response in the muscle, and can be used under the chin, on the jawline and on the cheekbones to lift and tone.

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