1. JML Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Trimmer:
This has changed the game for my skincare routine! If you have sensitive skin but like to remove facial hairs, this is the one for you. This rechargeable facial trimmer comes in a travel-sized cylinder shape and has a lid (like lipstick packaging).
This works to remove peach fuzz on your face or fine hair on your skin but shouldn’t be used as a substitute for normal shaving of thick hair growth or Dermaplaning. It does make my face feel and look so soft and I also find it leaves a brightening effect. I begin my skincare routine with this if needed, leaving a great base for all my skincare to absorb well and look glowing!
My favourite part is applying makeup after I’ve used this and my skincare. Many methods of hair removal that leave behind raw, sensitive skin. Applying makeup or touching your face can be risking business as you’re more prone to irritation and blemishes. This shaver needs to be used more frequently than you would need a wax, but as long as you keep it charged and at hand, it’s quick and easy for removing those fuzzy hairs!
2. Tropic Bamboo Cloth:
An inexpensive and basic difference to your routine of normal cloth. It is an amazingly soft, high-quality bamboo cloth that I love. I use this when I’m cleansing my face as I like to use a cream wash off cleanser, or when I’m removing a mask. They can be hand washed once a week so they’re easily maintained, or pop it in a cold wash as hot water can make bamboo shrink. Bamboo has antibacterial properties which means that it buffs away dead skin cells but also requires less washing than 100% cotton cloths that usually hold onto dirt and fray. It is also better for the environment and longer-lasting!
3. Revolution Double-Ended Masking Brush:
If you’re someone like me who loves a mask 1-3 times a week, you’ll love this. Some people like applying with their hands, but a clean applicator will do the job better! One end is silicone, the other is a brush. My favourite mask to use in the T-zone or on blemishes is the Tropic Clear Skin Blemish Mask, I would use the silicone side for this as these are thicker masks and harder to apply. My moisturising and hydrating masks I can apply with the brush end which I lightly wash when finished and leave to dry naturally.
4. Beauty Bay Jade Roller:
I recently bought a double-ended jade roller from Beauty Bay and when used properly it can bring a nice glow to your face and feel relaxed. It’s a really fun step in the self-care routine that doesn’t take too much skill to use! It’s important to slowly and gently roll the stone across your face as you don’t want to cause bruising. I keep my roller in the fridge all the time unless I’m using it and when I have used it, I wash it under warm water and some soap. Keeping the roller in the fridge overnight for the extra cooling and calming feeling.
Many beauty experts claim that it is more of a trend or a gimmick, but in my opinion, this is a comfortable, affordable and easy face massage alternative for those who don’t feel that confident in completing a decent massage using their hands. I can say that I have seen a difference in my eye bags and my cheekbones look more defined than before but this is only possible with daily use as it has short term visible effects. It’s helped me with muscle tightness in my jaw and back of my neck. I feel like it evenly distributes my products into my skin leaving brighter, longer-lasting results!
5. The Body Shop Facial Buffer:
This facial buffer from the body shop is something I use when I feel like there’s become a build-up of dead, dry skin. Not every day, but each person is different! I like to use this wet either with a wash off cream cleanser or a gentle exfoliant scrub. Be mindful that you should never roughly scrub your face, including with your hands as it can cause damage from tugging or scratching at your skin.
Gently and slowly work the product in circular upward motions with the buffer and rinse with water or a cloth. Exfoliating your skin is important for revealing the renewal of skin cells and de-clogging trapped dirt in your pores. But over-exfoliation and scrubbing can lead to your skin overcompensating for this, in turn either producing more sebum (oily skin) or create a drier, flaky barrier once healed.
A tip for using this product is steaming your face, you can use a hot bowl of water over a safe table with a towel covering your head above the bowl. Steam your face for 5-10 minutes, apply a suitable product of choice (Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a good option) leave for 15 minutes, rinse off oil, apply your cleanser, then use your facial buffer in gentle circular motions to remove dead skin and remaining oil and cleanser. Use a couple of times until you are satisfied with the results!