There are many different types of facial devices available from many manufacturers, from those that keep your skin clean to those that tighten your face.
All types of facial equipment are becoming more and more popular because they allow you to take special care of your skin in the comfort of your own home, and are more affordable than going to an esthetician.
However, if used in the wrong way, facial equipment can irritate the skin and have the opposite effect!
How to use a facial device depends on the type of device.
There are about nine main types of facial equipment, each with different uses.
There are about nine main types of facial equipment, each with a different purpose, and even within the same type, prices and performance can vary, so you need to consider what effect you are looking for and how you want to use it.
It's a good idea to check the features of each facial device and buy the type of device that suits you best. Let's take a closer look at the different types of facial equipment, how to use each, and the appropriate frequency of use.
1. Water peeling
Water peeling is a facial cleanser that uses the power of water to remove dead skin cells and dirt from deep within the pores. The part that is applied to the face is a spatula, and the sonic vibrations turn the water into a mist that scrubs the dirt out of the pores and removes the dead skin cells.
The one we use has a simple principle of removing dirt with water, so it is gentle on the skin and is one of the most reasonable facial equipment. It is very easy to use. Wet your skin thoroughly and move the peeling head slowly so that it glides over your skin.
2. Ion conductors
An ion conductor is a facial device that cleanses the skin of dirt and grime by attracting them to the device through the emission of plasma ions.
It sucks out the dirt that cannot be removed by facial cleansing. To use, simply set a cotton ball soaked in lotion on the beauty appliance and apply it to your skin after cleansing. If the water in the cotton becomes depleted, add more lotion.
The time required is about 30 seconds per spot, and the recommended frequency of use is once or twice a week.
3. Ion-introduction device
An ion-introduction device is a type of facial device that emits special radio waves to ionize beauty ingredients and allow them to penetrate deep into the skin. It is said to be 30 times more effective than applying lotion or serum by hand, and can be used to care for the skin deep within.
The most effective serums for ion-introduction are those that are water-soluble and have fine particles, so it is recommended to choose those that contain the following ingredients
- Vitamin C derivative
- Tranexamic acid
After washing your face, apply a cotton pad or face mask to your face, and then apply the ionizer to your face. Apply for about 10 seconds per area, and for the entire face, apply for 10-15 minutes twice a week.
4. Electroporation Facial Machine
Electroporation facial equipment is a type of facial equipment that makes invisible holes in the skin to allow beauty ingredients to penetrate into the skin.
Although the holes are made in the skin, there is no pain and it is said to be about 20 times more effective than an iontophoretic device.
In addition, electroporation can penetrate high-molecular-weight ingredients that are difficult to penetrate with an iontophoretic device, so it is recommended to use a serum that contains the following ingredients
- Hyaluronic acid
After carefully washing your face to remove dirt and make-up, glide the head over your skin as if you were caressing it without exerting any force. After use, moisturize your skin with lotion. It is recommended to use it once a week for 4 to 5 times, and then once a month.
5. Ultrasonic facial equipment
Ultrasonic facial equipment uses ultrafast vibrations to stimulate the skin, improve blood circulation, and revitalize the skin. Many of them vibrate about 3 million times per second, and the ultrasonic vibrations float dirt in the pores, which not only massages the skin but also removes dirt.
Apply gel to the head part and massage gently. After use, please wipe off the gel from your face. It takes about 10 minutes to use, and is recommended to be used twice a week.
6. EMS Facial Machine
EMS facial appliances are designed to stimulate and train your muscles to reduce swelling and make your face smaller. By forcibly training the facial muscles, sagging caused by muscle weakness can be eliminated, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
It's also used in many weight-loss devices. If the skin is dry, it is difficult for the electric current to flow, so apply gel to the head area before use.
The recommended frequency of use is once every 1-2 days, and the duration of each use is about 10 minutes.
7. LED Facial Machine
LED facial equipment has been getting more and more attention in recent years.
This facial device uses LED lights to improve the appearance of age spots and wrinkles, and to soothe acne inflammation.
There are three different colors of lights: red, green, and blue, each with different effects, and the expected effects are as follows
- Red LED: Anti-aging effect by increasing collagen
- Green LED: stimulates metabolism and reduces pigmentation such as blemishes.
- Blue LED: Prevents the formation of acne
After cleansing your face and before applying lotion, irradiate your skin with the light from inside to outside and from bottom to top.
Use for about 5 to 10 minutes, and use once or twice a week.
8. Facial massager
Facial massager does not require a power source, so they can be used easily at any time. By rolling it over your face, it is said to have a small face effect and fat burning effect.
All you have to do is roll it over your face with little effort, paying attention to the flow of the lymphatic system, so it's easy. If you use too much force, you may damage your skin.
The standard time for use is about 10 minutes, and the frequency of use is recommended to be steady every day.
9. Radiofrequency (RF) facial equipment
The high-frequency radio waves used in radio frequency facial equipment have a warming effect, warming the skin and improving blood circulation.
As the blood flow improves, metabolism is promoted and swelling is reduced. Just apply the gel to your cleansed skin and gently move the head as if you were gliding it. The key is to hold the head close to the skin. The recommended usage time is about 10 minutes, and the frequency of use is up to 3 days a week.
When to Use the Facial Device
The best time to use a facial cleanser is after taking a bath. After taking a bath, your metabolism and blood circulation have improved, and your skin is soft, making it easier for the beauty ingredients to penetrate into your skin.
In addition, the pores are open, so it is easier to remove dirt that cannot be removed by washing the face. It is recommended to choose a product that can be used while taking a bath, or one that is lightweight and easy to carry around, so that you can easily make it a habit.
On the other hand, it is not recommended to use it in the morning. On the other hand, it is not recommended to use it in the morning, as your skin is sensitive and may be irritated, and you may not have enough time to use it in the morning since you are usually busy.
Cautions on how to use a facial device
It is important to note that there are different ways to use different types of facial equipment. In particular, be aware of the frequency and duration of use.
If you use it frequently and for a long period of time because you want to get a quick effect, it will be hard on your skin. Read the instruction manual of the facial device you are using carefully and use it correctly.
Frequency of use
Each facial device has its own recommended frequency of use, so it is best to follow the instruction manual of the device you purchased.
The following is a general guideline for the frequency of use of facial equipment.
Time of use
Facial equipment should not be used for a long period of time, as it can irritate the skin to a greater or lesser extent. Be sure to read the instruction manual of the facial device you are using and follow the usage time.
In most cases, 10 minutes is the standard time for use on the entire face. It is also important to stop using the device immediately if you feel that it is straining your skin.
How to Choose a Facial Cleanser
Since a facial device is a beauty product that is used frequently, 3 to 7 days a week, a device that is easy to use is recommended for continued use.
Choose a beauty device that has the following three points in mind.
Easy to take out
A compact facial device is easy to store and keep within easy reach, so you can use it right away. The charger should also be compact and easy to stick in.
Those that can be charged by storing them in a box, for example, require you to open the box every time, which takes time. If it's not easy, it's hard to continue using it, so ease of removal is very important.
Not too heavy
If you want to use your facial device during your daily relaxation time, such as while watching TV, a device that can be easily held in one hand is recommended.
In recent years, facial massagers are generally small and lightweight, but older models can be heavy, so check the weight when purchasing.
Easy to operate
Since you will be using it every day, you will not be able to continue using it if it is difficult to operate. A machine with a lot of functions is a good deal, but it can be difficult to use.
If you are not used to working with machines, it is better to choose one with simple operations. Many of them can be started with the touch of a button, so it's a good idea to check the instructions on the box before you buy.
We have summarized that there are a number of different types of facial equipment, and that there are differences in usage and applications depending on the machine.
It is a good idea to read the instruction manual of the facial device you purchased and use it with a proper understanding.
Although the usage of each facial machine varies, the following two points are common.
- Observe the frequency of use.
- Observe the usage time.
If you are trying to get the best results quickly and use the device more often or for a longer period of time than stated in the instruction manual, your skin may be damaged and you may end up with rough skin, so be sure to observe this.
Also, it is important to continue using any effective facial device.
It's not for anyone else's benefit but your own to improve the condition of your skin, so don't forget to make the effort to continue using it.