I’ve tried dozens of at home skin tools over the years to help with blemishes, fine lines, and firmer glowing skin. One of the major perks of my job is that I’ve been able to test out a lot of these products. I am always very picky about the ones I choose to share with you, because I want to make sure that I really take the time to test out a product before I recommend it.
I’ve been using the following three beauty tools for over one year consistently, and my skin has never been better. I drink more water, use sunscreen every single day, and have a 30 minute nighttime routine that has added to the quality of my skin. But today I wanted to share the three skin beauty tools that I can happily recommend. These three products have been game changers for me!
1. SPIN FOR PERFECT SKIN BRUSH (+ discount code!)
I’ve been talking about how much I love my Spin for Perfect Spin Brush for years. It was one of the #1 tools that completely cleared up my skin. I take my spin brush with me whenever I travel and I never miss a night using it- even if I didn’t wear makeup that day. I wash my face first with a gently cleansing oil or wash to get my makeup off. And then use an exfoliator on my skin with my spin brush. This gets my skin completely clean. I’m always amazed at how much makeup comes off on my brush.
This brush is normally $100. But with the code LBSPIN it will get you $70 off, making it only $30! It comes with 4 different brushes, a soft cleansing, an exfoliating brush, a large body brush, and a pumice stone. I’ve given this brush to my mom, sisters-in-law, friends, assistant, nephew. It makes the best gift!
2. THE DERMA ROLLER
I was interested in trying a derma roller for a full year before I actually tried it. There are lots of different sizes and kinds of derma rollers out there. However, I picked up this one for $14. I’ve been using it every night for the past 3 months and I’m obsessed. I started with this one that has .25mm (shorter) needles. And once my skin got used to it, switched to this .3mm one.
It has tiny little micro needles, and as you roll it over your skin it creates tiny little punctures (sounds painful…but I promise it’s not). This stimulates the rebuilding of collagen fibers beneath your skin. This has resulted in my skin looking plumper and has smoothed out fine lines. I use it mostly under my eyes along my cheekbones and on my lips. They look fuller in the morning! I was amazed after the first few times I tried it.
Another huge benefit is that the tiny holed from the penetration allow all of my nightly serums and moisturizers to be absorbed into my skin. I can see how much more effective they are. Over the years I have invested a lot of money in high quality skin product. Knowing that this tool helps these product to be more effective is enough of a selling point for me! I try to get everything applied on my skin within 1 minute after I use my derma roller (this is about how long the newly created microchannels are open to absorb products).
The derma roller also helps minimize the look of scars and stretch marks.
I roll it back and forth in all directions over my cheeks, lips, sides of my mouth and forehead for a total of about 1 minute 5X a week at night. Then I spray or soak the needles in rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.
I have had my eye on the Beauty Bio Science GloPRO derma roller for a while. However, because of the price tag I wanted to test out some inexpensive derma rollers first. I’ve been happy with the results in these less expensive derma rollers, but the handles are just very cheap. After about 6 uses it starts squeaking as I roll it across my face. (Which is extra annoying when I try to use it late at night after Garrett is already asleep). The Beauty Bio Science GloPRO derma roller is going to be on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting this Thursday. I’m really tempted to get one. Maybe a birthday present for myself? I feel like I like this product enough I’m ready to invest in one that is higher quality.
The GloPRO is going to be on sale for $169 (regularly $269 during the sale and it will definitely be in my beauty sale favorites post)
3. THE PMD (PERSONAL MICRODERM DEVICE)
I have had my PMD tool for almost 6 years! But I have only been using it consistently for the past year. I use it once a week, and one of the important keys in helping this tool to work effectively is to change out the replacement discs regularly. I use one disc realistically 5-7 times before changing it out (it says every 3 uses, but I like to stretch it a bit. It’s easy to tell when the disc is worn down though because it is much less effective).
This tool is an at home microdermabrasion system that effectively removes any dead skin, and leaves my skin feeling brighter and tighter. My makeup goes on smooth and beautifully the morning after using my PMD and I always use it the day before a monthly dress shoot because my skin is noticeably glowing!
(for a full makeup lineup of why I use for my Monthly Dress shoots, check out this blog post)
Another huge benefit I have seen after using this tool once a week is that my pores are noticeably smaller after using it. I can tell a difference the morning after..and a huge difference after using it consistently for about 4 weeks. The PMD and SKII are my 2 secret weapons for smaller pores!
The PMD will be on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for $133 (regularly $199) is a really pretty blush color. If you are in the market for an at home tool to help clear, brighten, and tighten your skin, I highly recommend the PMD.