In recent years at-home technology has gone from clunky, chunky and incompetent to affordable and surprisingly effective – and I’m not just talking coffee machines and power tools. Beauty tech has finally caught up with the 21st century, allowing women to skip the courses of pricy spa appointments and embark upon a little DIY. Whether it’s treating a specific issue like acne or revolutionising your daily cleansing, gadgets can really boost your regular routine. So what should you be plugging in to?
Adult acne is on the rise, thanks to modern-day diet, stress and pollution. Go all sci-fi on the sofa with Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask (£59.99; 0345 070 8090, boots.com) for a clearer complexion. The Flashdance-esque LED mask (which goes on like sunglasses that cover the whole face) delivers red and blue wavelengths deep into your skin at the speed of light in a 10-minute session. The blue light kills bacteria, while the red light reduces inflammation, all at the touch of a button.
For a more targeted approach, Foreo ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment (£129; foreo.com) is your SOS device for tackling small breakouts and keeping acne at bay. The blue light combines with T-Sonic pulsations to zap the acne-causing bacteria deep below your skin’s surface. Each patch takes 30 seconds and this can be repeated up to four times per patch depending on the severity of your spots.
Speak to any dermatologist and they’ll rave about the skin benefits of “microneedling”, which uses super-fine needles to create hundreds of tiny pinpricks in the top layer of skin and increase cell turnover – and isn’t as uncomfortable as you might imagine.
The GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool (£199; 0333 300 1000, harrods.com) is the super-charged version, combining anti-ageing red LED light and VibroTactile Stimulation so you’re skin rejuvenating to the max before applying your lotions and potions.
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