A few of us at The Huffington Post rely heavily on face cleansing brushes to remove a day’s worth of makeup and environmental debris. They’re lifesavers when you feel too tired to wash your face before bed.
But there’s been a couple of instances when we’ve noticed that our freshly-buffed faces started to break out or turn really red. Curious as to whether the face cleansing brush was doing more harm than good, we asked two dermatologists to explain what exactly was going on with our skin.
“Too much of anything is never a good thing,” according to skincare line creator Dr. Dennis Gross. “Overuse [of face cleansing brushes] can lead to broken capillaries, excessive
With more and more facialists combining cutting edge technology with a hands-on approach when treating the skin, the demand for treatments such as radiofrequency facials is ever increasing. Jennifer Aniston credits them with keeping her skin “lifted”, but radiofrequency facials can also soften fine lines while firming the facial contours – both immediately and over time.
Abigail James, skincare expert and author of Love Your Skin, explains that if microdermabrasion is “the skin smoother” of the facial world, you can consider radiofrequency “the contour refiner”. Very on trend.
So, can you put down your contouring kit? Here James explains to Bazaar the benefits of a radiofrequency facial.
How does a radiofrequency facial work?
“Radiofrequency is all about stimulating
There is no limit to the number—or extremity—of things we’ll do to our faces in the name of anti-aging, so when compared with the rest of them, facial massaging is extraordinarily tame. Silly, yes—but tame. Kate Moss employs a technique that is executed from inside the mouth, at the hands of London-based celebrity facialist Nichola Joss; Sienna Miller prefers an “intense facial massage” experience that involves freezing ice masks “that make you feel as if your brain is going to fall out of the top of your head.” Delightful.
Facial massage devotees swear that it boosts circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage for brighter, tighter, younger-looking skin—a natural facelift, if you will. But