The Tools You Need in Your Skin Care Arsenal
Think your arsenal is complete with just skin care products? Think again! Keep reading to find out what tools and gadgets you need in your arsenal to elevate your morning and evening skin care routines.
When it comes to your morning and evening skin care routine, splashing your complexion with water and cleanser, followed by a quick slather of your favorite nourishing facial serums and moisturizers, doesn’t always cut it. Bring out the big guns and get the most out of your daily regimen with skin care tools that can cleanse, exfoliate and more! We share our top picks for must-have skin care tools, ahead.
A SONIC CLEANSING BRUSH
Kick your morning and evening facial cleansing into high gear with a sonic cleansing brush! Sonic cleansing brushes—such as the Clarisonic SMART Profile—can give your complexion a deeper cleanse than hands alone. Who wouldn’t want that? Made with SMART technology, the SMART Profile from Clarisonic automatically adjusts between gentle and deep cleansing for an optimal cleansing experience. What’s more? Clarisonic’s SMART Profile is the only tool that offers facial cleansing AND body cleansing, as well as exfoliation for skin that looks and feels ultra soft, smooth, and cleansed. Learn more about why we love Clarisonic cleansing brushes, here.
A DRY BRUSH
Looking for an effective way to slough off dry, dead skin cell buildup on your body’s surface skin? Consider dry brushing! Dry brushing is a type of skin exfoliation that calls for a natural-bristle brush—or even a dry loofah, if your skin is sensitive—to gently brush away any dry surface skin in circular motions. In addition to its exfoliating benefits, dry brushing can provide your skin with an energizing massage! Curious to know more? We share how to dry brush skin, here.
EXFOLIATING BATH GLOVES
Speaking of exfoliation, another tool we love—read: can’t live without—is a pair of exfoliating bath gloves. Exfoliating bath gloves can turn your body cleansing into an invigorating experience by gently exfoliating dry, dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and giving the body a deep cleanse.
Cotton swabs are pretty much a bathroom staple, but are you using your supply to its full potential? In addition to cleaning your ears and wiping away smeared makeup from under your eyes, cotton swabs can be used to apply spot treatments, enhance the look of your eyebrows, apply hydrating creams and serums to your under-eye bags, and more. For more surprising ways to use cotton swaps, check out our top 10 must-try cotton swab beauty hacks, here.
A FROZEN EYE MASK
Help puffy, swollen, tired-looking eyes with a frozen eye mask. An oldie but goody, frozen eye masks have been used for decades to help target and reduce the appearance of puffy under-eye bags. Similar to an ice pack, frozen eye masks are made of a gel-like material that, when frozen, have enough flexibility to fit around the eye contour comfortably to help soothe sore, fatigued-looking eyes.
A FACIAL MASK BRUSH
Think you don’t need a facial mask brush in your skin care arsenal? Think again! Facial mask brushes can not only help ensure that you apply an even layer of your favorite face mask to your complexion, they can also help prevent you from contaminating both your face mask jar and complexion with any dirt, debris, or bacteria that may be hanging out on your fingers and hands. What’s more? Keeping thing sanitary with a facial mask brush means you can share your mask with friends during an at-home spa sleepover. Just be sure everyone gets their own clean brush for dipping, and that you keep yours clean with routine washes.
A FACIAL LOOFAH
Rid your skin of pore-clogging impurities AND dry, dead skin cell buildup with a facial loofah. Ideal for dry skin that seeks regular exfoliation, facial loofahs can help exfoliate and lather your complexion with your favorite facial cleanser at the same time. The results? Skin that appears softer, smoother, and more radiant-looking than before.
A BEAUTY BLENDING SPONGE
If you’re already using a beauty blending sponge for your daily makeup application, consider investing in a couple more and using them in your skin care regimen, too! Using a beauty blending sponge to apply your skin care products can help keep things sanitary—that is, if you are using a clean sponge (and you better be!)—and makes for a more even application. To use a beauty blending sponge in your skin care routine, use a clean, damp sponge to apply serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Don’t forget to use a different sponge for each product application!