5 essential at-home beauty tools
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By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 23 2021
In the fun game of ‘a global pandemic has ruined my social life and I am no longer allowed to leave my house’ there are a variety of time-wasting hobbies that one can entertain to pass the time, and there is no better time-waster, in our opinion, than a good ol’ fashioned self-care pamper sesh.
So, channel your inner Marie Antoinette and prepare for a daily routine consisting entirely of malingering; violently careering between laziness, blatant vanity and an overwhelming amount of cake, as you primp and preen your way through another forced convalescence.
Here are five essential at-home beauty tools that should help you on your journey to successful hermitude.
The at-home facial
FOREO UFO 2
As much as we love a sheet mask, it just doesn’t hit quite the same as an in-clinic catch-up with our favourite facialist. And while we know we’ll never be able to recreate the gentle caress of an aesthetician’s hands, we can try to imitate the results those blessed appendages give us with the help of modern technology. Introducing the FOREO UFO 2: A very cool piece of tech that can utilise any of the FOREO UFO mask formulas, as well as providing full-spectrum LED light, Thermo-Therapy, Cryo-Therapy and T-Sonic pulsations. We’re talking a full-face workout in a minute and a half. Heaven.
$395 at Adore Beauty
The LED Mask
Peppy Co LED Light Therapy Mask V2
If you’re gonna mask, you should do it right. And by doing it right, we do mean putting on an entire face shield fitted with LED lights. Some might call it overkill, but we call it ‘essential’. LED masks are all the rage ATM and with our bi-monthly facialist appointments off the cards, we’re looking to at-home variations of the in-clinic treatment ASAP. This mask ticks all the boxes, utilising red, blue, and amber lights to target ageing, breakouts, inflammation, sun damage and more, all while fitting snugly on your head.
$163 at The Iconic
The microcurrent device
FOREO BEAR mini
From Madeleine Petsch to Dove Cameron, celebs love a FOREO BEAR. Personally, we love the mini version, simply because it can fit so snugly into our makeup bags, but the high-powered micro-current capabilities of the pocket-friendly device are just as impressive. We’re talking a full facial workout for firmer, more youthful-looking skin, thanks to some pretty cool tech like T-sonic vibrations, app-optimisation and ultra-smart sensors.
$299 at Adore Beauty
The Gua Sha
THE SEEKE Picasso Stone Gua Sha Board
While you’re stuck inside, it’s a good time to actually take your time with your skin care routine. A great tool to help you slow down and enjoy the process? A gua sha, of course! Not only do they aid in absorbing all the skin care you’re applying, but they also help with minimising fluid retention, puffiness and aiding in promoting blood circulation. Youthful-looking skin here we come.
$89.95 at The Iconic
Black Chicken Remedies Garshana Dry Body Brush
If you’re anything like Miranda Kerr, then you probably froth on a dry brushing sesh. The ancient form of exfoliation targets cellulite and skin cell renewal by aiding blood circulation and sloughing away dead skin cells. Follow Kerr’s lead by using this body brush in upwards sweeping motions for a gentle, yet invigorating exfoliation.
$34.95 at Adore Beauty
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.