There are two types of “workouts” I recommend for facial toning and shaping.
The first workout is the kind that breaks down the skin through controlled injury to the skin. This process creates fibroblast activity. Fibroblast are cells that create NEW collagen and elastin. Modalities in this area would be lasers, radio frequency, dermarolling, microneedling, HIFU, Microdermabrasion and peels.
So one objective in your workout needs to be to keep your fibroblasts as active as possible. More on fibroblasts in a future edition.
The second type of workout is the kind that stimulates energy in the skin so the mitochondria in the fibroblasts can perform optimally.
Stay with me as I break this down so that it’s super easy to understand how to combine these two workouts (break down skin & stimulate energy) and why.
An energy workout can be achieved by using Microcurrent and LED Light Therapy.
Two devices I recommend for stimulating the kind of energy that will significantly increase collagen and elastin and tone your face are Microcurrent and LED.
MICROCURRENT TREATMENTSMicrocurrent has been around for a long time. I’ve been using it in my studio for years so I know first hand it produces results. There are a few devices available for in-home use. Do you due dilegence in research on reviews and dig into how they work because not all home use devices are created equally.
I love the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent device for many reasons. First, it’s safe! It’s never a good idea to over stimulate your face with technology which is why I don’t promote the machines that zap your skin.
The skin on the face is delicate, especially around the eye. There’s lymph pathways throughout the face. Whenever you’re applying product, washing, massaging the face, a very light touch is all that’s ever needed. A light touch will drain lymph (those puffy places around the eye). Pressing too hard actually collapses the lymph causing it to pool under your skin instead of drain.Again, if the microcurrent you’re using is painful (zaps your skin) you’re going to cause muscle fatigue. When you cause muscle fatigue on the face you get drooping muscles and sagging skin. The Clareblend Mini Microcurrent is designed so that it fluctuates at a safe frequency. Enough to stimulate collagen and elastin but not so much that it fatigues your skin or the fascia and muscle beneath. Remember, light touch ladies! The second reason I love the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent is it designed with two metal probes perfectly sized and positioned to create similar movements to what I do in my studio with full size probes. And these probes are great for every nook and cranny of the face. This allows you to give yourself a wonderful microcurrent treatment at home! The accompanying instructions demonstrate how to treat your entire face and neck -and don’t forget the decolletage (lower neckline). It takes a good 30-45 minutes to do the entire face because the movements should be light and SLOW. PRO TIP! You can simplify this by treating your trouble spots about 10 minutes every day to kick results into high gear. You can save treating your entire face for the weekends when you have more time…like while you’re watching TV. That brings me to another reason I love the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent is it is super portable. You can throw it in your bag when you travel. You can use it while watching TV. It’s silent except for occasional beeps that let you know it’s still plugged in. It won’t disturb anyone. Just have a little brush or sponge and cup of water (or conductive gel) nearby to keep your face moist.