Rules of choice: what cosmetologists advise
To choose the best facial cleansing tool, it is better to visit a beautician. He will advise on safe “machines”, tell you the rules of application, taking into account the structure of the epithelium.
- buy products from trusted manufacturers;
- They should be pleasant, ergonomic and not slip in the hand;
- Give preference to universal sets: this is a wand that comes with several nozzles at once; several wands in one package.
- Before buying a brush, be sure to pay attention: whether the brush rotates. It must be fixed, otherwise there is an increased risk of skin stretching.
The best material is stainless steel, medical alloys and ideally, silver. The metal itself has mild disinfectant properties.
Question from cosmetology students: what tools to choose for mechanical facial cleansing?
This is an important question, since the cleaning procedure should either be done properly or not at all. If the work is of poor quality, there is a great risk of complications for the client. Here’s a start. The tools used for cleaning are called: Uno spoon, loop and Vidal needle. They come in different shapes and uses. I will note in parentheses the usefulness or uselessness (-).
3 и 8. A wide loop. (-) It is considered as a tool for working with hyperkeratosis. Not the most convenient and very seldom used. If your tool kit does not have a wide hinge. You will not lose anything. 2. Loop extended. Handy tool for cleaning. You should check that there is no roughness on the surface of the hinge and that the hinge is not dangling in the socket. 4 и 5. Spoon Uno with a thin ring. Different ring diameter and angle. The right tool. Make sure that there is no cutting edge, which could scratch the skin during the extraction of comedones. 6 It is unclear what and why. (-) 7 Uno spoon with extended ring. In this tool, everything depends on the diameter of the hole and the thickness of the ring. Worst option hole is small (1-2mm), spatula is thick. In this case, squeezing out a comedon is problematic. (-) The best option: a wider hole (2-3 mm) and a thin shovel. Looks pretty good in the photo
1 Thin loop for cleaning. But requires experience. You have to be very careful when doing this because it hurts your skin when you press down too hard. 2 “Churn.”. (-) For cleaning small superficial comedones. Rarely used and not necessary in a kit. 3 Uno spoon with wide ring and small opening. (-) this is the worst of all Uno spoons. Can’t see anything when working, no chance to remove blackheads. 4 Vidal needle. (-) Theoretically designed to help remove closed comedones. In reality, I suggest using disposable needles for this purpose. If the second end is a normal tool, it would be nice to come up with a tip for the needle so you don’t hurt yourself or puncture something. 5 и 7. Loop variations. Good options, I had a tool like that. 6 Uno spoon close-up. (-) If you are unlucky enough to buy THIS, it can be saved by changing the shape of the hole. Instead of a cylinder-shaped hole, make an inverted cone-shaped hole. I used to take my tools to either a jeweler or a tool sharpener. Drilling a hole with something that looks like a boron machine. The masters were swearing at them, because the steel is very strong and the bur was “burnt”.
As a result, we see that half of the tools on the market are useless. As you have already understood, it is impossible to unequivocally answer the question what is better to use a buttonhole or a spoon. Depends on the model and your experience. Besides the right instruments, it is important that the procedure and the extraction technique are precisely followed. So we’ll get back to the subject of cleaning. If you have any questions, or if you have tools that were not included in the review, please write and send photos. Let’s diagnose and add to the collection.
How to properly do a facial at home
The cleansing kits are sold very well among women of different ages. You can easily buy mechanical cleaning tools in health supply stores. Order via Internet. There are a lot of varieties. They are smooth sticks made of medical steel. There are loops, needles and other “nozzles” on the ends to revitalize the epithelium.
There is also a relatively new variety. It looks like a brush, and there are just smooth sticks, ergonomic, pleasant to the touch. They clean with ions and are in demand among ladies who like experiments and novelties.
The classic combinations are very different. But their purpose is the same: to free pores of dirt, to squeeze out small and large pimples, to help “scrape” keratinized epithelial cells. It is important to choose the device according to the needs of the dermis. Ideally, you need a consultation with a cosmetologist.
It is recommended to perform the procedure in the evening. Do not go outdoors after cleaning and do not actively sweat. It is advisable not to let the cloths come in contact with water. It is advisable to relax, to give the body a healthy night’s sleep.
Possible redness disappears in the morning, the lesions heal. You can perform the usual washing, which is recommended to be supplemented with the use of antiseptic, lotion or decoction of medicinal herbs. The skin can lubricate the usual cream. It is recommended to refrain from complete makeup (foundation, powder, rouge) for 1-2 days.
After the procedure for 1-2 days is not recommended to exercise, go to the sauna, swimming pool. After washing, use an antiseptic, lotion or herbal decoction. A transition to medicinal cosmetics is recommended, which the beautician will choose correctly.
Needle of Vidal
Among all the cosmetic tools is a special needle Vidal. The appearance of the wand is quite intimidating. But in fact this device is effective, and acts quite delicately. The needle is sharp enough to pierce a pimple, but it does not hurt the skin.
Important rule: it is important to steam the face before application. Preferably over healing herbs. Then the pores will open up and the dirt will come out faster, the pores will be cleaner.
- The ability to affect the target;
- A chance to remove large, painful blackheads with pus;
- The ability to “get” deep pimples.
Facial treatment with a needle is less traumatic than conventional. But it is impossible to put too much pressure on your face. This is painful and fraught with unsightly traces of post-acne. blue smudges, spots, potholes. And in general, people with thin, sensitive skin, it is better not to use the needle yourself. And for help, ask a professional beautician.
Facial massagers: trying to figure out if you need a quartz roller in your cosmetic bag
Jade rollers, smart brushes, gouache scrubbers, and other home gadgets are the new beauty trend. They say they can even be a good alternative to salon procedures. And there are probably already girls in your circle who declare: “Every day I massage with a roller and have already seen a real effect.”. But it is not so easy! Consider the pros and cons of beauty gadgets.
Guasha Scrubbing Plate, 440 p.
Made of 100% natural stone: nephrite, onyx or quartz. Looks very pretty and easy to use. You should draw it along the massage lines: from the center of your forehead to the temples, from the wings of the nose to the temples, from the tip of the nose upwards to the center of the forehead, from the corners of the mouth to the middle of the ears, from the center of the chin to the earlobes. You should start massaging with such a plate for 10 minutes and then gradually (from session to session) increase the time up to 40 minutes.
Pluses: it improves blood flow, relaxes muscles, removes edema, tones the skin and helps to smooth small wrinkles.
Cons: fragile (you should not drop it. it will break). Scrubbers should not be used if you’ve had Botox or fillers. it can remove the drug prematurely.
Jade roller, 1550 p.
To use it is simple: first apply cream or oil to the face, and then stroke the roller along the massage lines until the product is absorbed into the skin. It is important to repeat the movements two or three times. Move up the back of your nose, from the base of your eyebrows to your temples and up to the beginning of the hairline, from your nose to your cheeks, from the corners of your mouth to your ears, plus from the middle of your chin to your ears too.
In addition, it is important to use a small roller for massaging the nose and under the eyes, and a large roller on the rest of the face.
Pros: it improves microcirculation, which in turn leads to better complexion and a slight narrowing of the pores.
Disadvantages: No wow-effect. You should not expect miracles, it is necessary to use the roller in the system to have some effect. A couple of times is definitely not enough. Only after a month you will notice that the skin began to absorb creams better, edema less often appears. Also, if you have dilated blood vessels and many birthmarks on the face, you should not use the roller!
LUNA3 FOREO Facial Cleansing and Massage Brush, 18,000 p.
Compact and convenient massager-brush. Made of soft silicone, so that the skin (even particularly sensitive) is not traumatized. It’s reversible. One side can be used in combination with a cleanser. then the result of washing will be ideal: the complexion will be improved and pores will be cleaned more deeply. The other can also be used alone. for a lifting massage. Telling the truth, for maximal effect such a brush should be used daily.
Pros: there are several modes, so you can choose which one is most comfortable for you.
Drawbacks: high price and prohibition on couperose or rosacea. Even if you’ve had a course of treatment for these conditions and your condition has improved, after using the brush, things can go back to the way they were.
Massager Welss WS 3070, 1700 p.
It’s metallic and tactilely pleasing. Looks very solid and looks good in the frame (you could even say that this is why it is so popular among bloggers, but in fact this is not really true). This massager works really well with the skin. Its rollers rotate 360 degrees and simulate the action of the hands of a real master (balls grab the skin, as if pinching it).
Pros: compact and handy. Can be used not only for face. Good for removing swellings and a second chin.
Disadvantages: it breaks quickly (one roller can fall out over time). There are a number of contraindications: do not use if you have a pacemaker, hypertension and dermatitis.
Handheld facial massager with metal balls Fidget Go, 580 p.
Looks like an alien’s foot. Good for fighting premature signs of aging (it removes fine lines and wrinkles in just a couple of tries). Good for improving blood flow and quickly brings the skin to feel.
Pros: can be used in combination with cosmetic products (over a tonic, cream or facial oil). Low price.
Cons: It may seem too small for some (it is no bigger than the palm of your hand).
Lifting-massager Mami LL Skin, 17 590 p.
You could say it’s a massager for all occasions. It is suitable for microcurrent therapy, hot and cold massage, photo (LED) and ionotherapy. Just 10 minutes a day is enough to see positive results. Помогает убрать отечность с лица, устраняет темные круги, акне, разглаживает кожу, снимает напряжение в мышцах.
Pros: works in several modes. you can always choose a comfortable one.
Cons: Very expensive. Plus it can speed up the removal of Botox and fillers.
Facial Massager with Lifting Effect Sarah Chapman Skinesis The Facialift, 2820 p.
This is Victoria Beckham’s cosmetologist Sarah Chapman’s favorite massager. You have to agree, it looks impressive! By the way, thanks to these dual massage heads it allows you to work on both sides of the face (right and left) at once.
Pros: improves circulation, restores skin firmness and elasticity, quickly reduces swelling and makes the face look fresh.
UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller, Nurse Jamie, approx. 10 000 р.
This “magic wand” by Hollywood beautician Jamie Sherrill is in demand among celebrities (Jessica Alba, in particular, adores it). Thanks to the rotating handpiece with 24 tourmaline quarts it stimulates collagen production, provides instant drainage effect, tightens muscles well and eliminates the feeling of a stuffy face. By the way, it is important to drive such a stick on the face along the massage lines with minimal pressure.
Pluses: looks stylish and guarantees good results in just a few minutes (you should massage each area of your face for 30-35 seconds).
Disadvantages: high cost. Also, you should not use such a roller if there are rashes on the face and moles.
Contraindications and Precautions
The Vidal loop is a cosmetic tool for deep mechanical cleansing of the skin on any part of the body. As a result of pressure, the contents of the skin pore come out.
After proper and accurate treatment no scars or red inflamed spots remain on the body, the appearance of post-acne is excluded.
You can do facial cleansing by yourself, but for treatment of the back, shoulders, and other inaccessible parts of the body, you will need to ask for help from a loved one.
Vidal loop cleaning is contraindicated in:
- psoriasis, eczema and other dermatological diseases;
- pathologies accompanied by impaired regenerative function of skin tissues;
- burns, allergic reactions;
- Parched and flaky facial skin;
- pink acne;
- Infection of the skin.
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It is necessary to carefully follow the rules of use of the Vidal loop, otherwise the probability of complications increases. The movements of the tool must be accurate and precise. The noose is not used more than 3 times a week. Daily cleansing can lead to inflammation.
The Vidal loop is an effective and popular device for removing inflammatory lesions of all sizes. When choosing a tool, you should pay attention to the manufacturer. It is desirable to buy a product manufactured by a well-known and reputable company.
Before buying and using a medical device, you should consult with a cosmetologist.
The noose for a facial cleansing: rules for using the tool at home
Cosmetology clinics use a variety of tools for effective and safe facial cleansing. But some devices from the cosmetologist’s arsenal can be regularly used at home.
One such tool is the Vidal loop with a needle. When using the loop it is necessary to follow hygienic rules, otherwise there is a high risk of infectious skin lesions and the appearance of post-acne.
Ultrasonic cleaning at home
Cleansing with ultrasound can be done at home by yourself if you buy a device for manipulation, the appropriate gel, and learn how to use them. You can choose a gel and a device by studying the reviews and instructions for use, but only frequent practice will allow you to master all the subtleties of the procedure.
Specialists warn that conducting such experiments on yourself is fraught with the occurrence of side effects:
- redness of the skin;
- discomfort or pain;
- local burns;
- tightness and flaking of the skin.
When carrying out home uz-cleaning should avoid the neck area, otherwise you can seriously disrupt the thyroid gland.
The results of home care are usually less pronounced than in the salon, including the fact that salons use professional devices and cosmetics. Trusting a specialist, you will get a stronger effect without injury or other unpleasant consequences.