It’s no secret that your skin will age with time. Aging comes with different kinds of skin conditions and treatment options. Personally, when I was in my teens and my peers were undergoing teenage acne, I would easily get away with using any detergent bar soap… and I mean any! To clean, and sometimes moisturize my skin. Good skin was a thing back then. Shortly after, adult acne checked in and I was majorly alarmed.
Skincare takes another form in your 30’s. This is a transitional time seeing that your skin is completely post-puberty and this is when you first start noticing signs of aging and sun damage because sunscreen was a foreign language to us in our 20s. Your skin’s repair system slows down, which means that skin can appear duller as a result, and decreased collagen production means that your skin will appear less tight, so you might see early wrinkles and thinner skin overall.
This may be difficult to accept, but once you have discovered the proper skin products for your skin type, and established a daily skincare routine, you can now start the process of aging gracefully.
Using skincare tools in your 30s helps you maintain healthy skin. You can utilize them to deal with common skin issues like wrinkles, discolorations, and dryness. You can also utilize them to make your anti-aging products work better for your skin. These tools intensify cleansing. They amplify the efficacy of your serums and creams. They boost your natural beauty. And sometimes, they straight-up fight wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging.
Scroll down and read through our best picks. Most of which are locally purchasable.
Vibrating Facial Massager
Vibrating face massagers seem to fall on the low-tech end of the beauty gadget spectrum despite being safe for all skin types. One major perk of these tools is their ability to smooth your skin for an anti-aging effect. That pumping motion and increased blood flow also work to quash puffiness. You don’t want to use one of these on a dry face. For slip, be sure to apply either the gel your tool comes with or something that hydrates your skin.
Anti-aging Light Shield Mask
This is the IT GIRL when it comes to skincare tools. The device’s red light calms inflammation, the blue light targets acne and breakouts, and the amber setting aims to fade dark spots. The mask is equipped with a self-timer that turns off after each 15-minute session, and it’s hands-free and cordless, which means you can go about your day while you treat your skin.
Uplifting Gua Sha
Gua Sha is an ancient medicine method adapted from Asia and truth be told you can never go wrong with traditional Chinese medicine. These tools are made from raw crystals, the most popular is the rose quartz crystal which emits transformational energy. This is a simple, effective, and stress-relieving way to help improve the appearance of skin laxity, promote lymphatic drainage, reduce fluid retention, and trigger muscle relaxation for a smoother, more transformed appearance.
If you are looking for fast results, then this tool is for you. Within one week one can easily notice a difference and improvements in their skin tone, a reduction in acne visibility, and improved skin texture.
High-vibe beauty equals wrinkles being gone. Using this tool may feel like a workout on your skin, your jaw, your forehead and around your eyes. A full-blown HIIT Workout for your entire face which combats deep wrinkles and sagging skin.
Microdermabrasion can be used to target and improve the appearance of a wide array of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, dullness, and sun damage. The downfall is that you have to limit sun exposure before and after treatment.
Be cautious when using this tool. Do not overstamp one area. Maintain the same rhythmic pressure across the face and ensure you follow up with a serum.
Face Massaging Tools
Gentle massaging 5 to 10 minutes a day will help promote blood flow and fade fine lines with time. The increased flow of oxygen helps reduce puffiness around the eye area, improves skin tone and detoxifies the skin. Improved oxygen supply also increases collagen production, giving you a healthy and youthful complexion… PERIOD!
Pro Cleansing Devices
How do I say throw away your washcloth without sounding rude? I guess maybe by introducing you to this sonic cleansing device! Sonic cleansing helps to deep clean your clogged pores, removing make-up, helping to loosen dirt and oil, and other impurities better than hands alone. Sonic cleansing can be seen as double cleansing your skin, offering more ways to protect your skin.
Pro Facial Steamers
We could list down all the benefits of steaming your face, but we are all big girls here. You know! You are aware! Now just get one if you already don’t. Thank you.
Dermaplaning Exfoliation Device
You probably have hair (Vellus Hair) growing uncontrollably across your face. Yes, female facial hair can be daunting. Do not shave, but dermaplane. Dermaplaning is an easy, quick process that involves shaving vellus hair on your face with a specially designed dermaplaning razor. This process evens your skin tone and gets rid of dead skin. Caution, please ask your dermatologist or esthetician before purchasing this tool.
What are Ice globes? And why should I buy them? These are facial massaging tools that are designed to be used cold to help reduce dark circles and depuff the eyes. This is a step up from using those frozen cucumbers to chill your eyes.
Ice Cooling Sleep Mask
Eye circles and bags don’t stand a chance against a cooling eye mask. If you suffer from chronic dry eyes or experience pain due to eye strain, relaxing with a cool gel mask over your eyes can help. Plus masks are one of the most natural remedies for headaches and migraines.