Sculpt Your Face
These tools decrease puffiness, wrinkles, and fine lines.
As you age, your skin loses shape and firmness due to a variety of factors including genetics, lifestyle, and hormonal imbalances. However, the biggest culprit is the decline of estrogen levels, says London-based facialist Alexandra Soveral. “Elastin fibers are the scaffolding of the skin, holding it in place, and estrogen stimulates their growth,” she explains.
One way to combat this is with targeted professional treatments. The Spa at Equinox offers a Caudalie resveratrol lift facial that promotes collagen production by massaging the face, says Jessica Clark, lead esthetician at Equinox in New York City.
For at-home treatments, Soveral recommends doing a daily face massage to bring new oxygenated blood to the surface and work the facial muscles. Try one of the following products, which, in addition to their shaping benefits, increase the effectiveness of your other skincare items by helping them penetrate the skin more easily, notes Clark.
This handheld device uses microcurrent technology (usually reserved for professional treatments) to improve facial contour, tone, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glide it along your cheekbones and jawline.
Dr. Jart Liftra 3-Step Contour Set
First, apply the kit’s contour cream, made with collagen fiber, to firm the skin. Then roll the contour shaper from your chin to your earlobes and from your cheekbones to your temples to stimulate facial muscles. Finally, spray the contour fixer, which forms a thin film over the skin to prolong the lifting effects.
Herbivore Rose Quartz Roller
Use this tool to decrease puffiness, make features like cheekbones look more prominent, and increase blood circulation. Massage a few drops of face oil into the face to help the roller glide, then work from the inside out, starting at the inside of the nose and moving towards to the ears, then from the inner cheeks down the jawline and from the center of the forehead out to the temples. Try putting the roller in the fridge before use; the cold will contract the blood vessels and tighten the skin.