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Which NuFACE facial toning device is right for me?

Which NuFACE facial toning device is right for me?
Holly James
Beauty Writer5 hours ago
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Though wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process that we shouldn't be ashamed of, looking younger is a universally mutual goal that most strive for as soon as they see that first line emerge on their forehead. Thankfully, with new advances in skincare, achieving this goal has become more accessible and doesn't need to mean going under the knife.

NuFace develop professional-quality, at-home toning devices that work to lift, tone and tighten your skin using Microcurrent technology. Otherwise known as 'fitness for your face', this non-invasive technology activates the face muscles to 'turn on your skin' without the need for needles.

Sound good? We spoke to Janae Maue, NuFACE Global Brand Educator and Emma Nowakowski, NuFACE Director of Global Education and Training on everything you need to know about NuFACE and the best device for each skin concern.

What is Microcurrent technology?

Microcurrent is a low-level, electrical current that is able to penetrate the skin, sending gentle waves into the tissue and facial muscles to stimulate them. This process mimics and re-energises the body's natural current which slows as we age, working to improve contour, fine lines and wrinkles. The technology is extremely popular for anti-ageing and doesn't tend to create any physical sensation, meaning that the treatment is soothing and non-painful.

What are the benefits of Microcurrent technology?

According to Emma, some of the benefits of Microcurrent technology include:

  • Stimulating the recovery of damaged tissue
  • Muscle re-education
  • Improving muscle tone and contour in the face and neck
  • Temporary improvement in local circulation
  • Aid in lymphatic drainage
  • Enhanced product penetration
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firming and tightening benefits​

What are the benefits of facial toning?

Toning as an anti-ageing technique works in a similar way to strengthening the muscles in the body, helping to tone and tighten them through contractions and relaxation. Because facial muscles are attached to the skin, their condition directly impacts the appearance of the face, leading to concerns such as loose, sagging skin and loss of contour. Facial toning using a Microcurrent device has been shown to increase the body's cellular energy, stimulating protein synthesis and amino acids, the main fuel for our cells responsible for muscle contraction and relaxation. It also helps to encourage the production of collagen and elastin, responsible for the skin looking plump and preventing sagging and wrinkles.

Who can use NuFACE devices?

NuFACE devices are suitable for adults over the age of 18, except for:

  • Pregnant women - It is advised to refrain from microcurrent treatments during pregnancy as a precautionary measure. This is an industry recommendation with many modalities used in aesthetics, the body has heightened sensitivity during pregnancy. It is safe to receive a microcurrent facial while you are breastfeeding.
  • Anyone who suffers from Epilepsy or subject to seizures.
  • Anyone who has had recent facial or other surgery.
  • Anyone with a pacemaker or electrical implanted device.
  • Anyone suffering from active cancer​.

When should you start using Microcurrent technology?

As mentioned, a NuFACE device should only be used by adults over the age of 18. It's recommended that you start ageing prevention between the age of 20-30 for a more contoured appearance, lifted brows and a plumper lip. For anti-ageing, the devices can be used to contour, tone and reduce both wrinkles and skin tone as soon as signs of ageing are visible, usually around the age of 40.

 

How to prepare the skin before using your NuFACE device

Step 1: Prepare the skin for optimal conductivity of microcurrent by cleansing to remove any surface oils, makeup or debris using an oil-free cleanser.

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Step 2: Exfoliate to remove dead skin to enhance the efficacy of the microcurrent.

Step 3: Apply a mask-like layer of your favourite NuFACE Microcurrent Activator to the part of the face you're about to treat and begin with your treatment!

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The best NuFACE device for beginners

NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

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    NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

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  • Apply the FIX Line Smoothing Serum to the area you're treating.
  • Power on your NuFace FIX Line Smoothing device.
  • Use a feathering, light technique in circular motions or zig-zags over the area of concern until the device automatically switches off after 3 minutes.

 

The best NuFACE device for crows feet

NuFACE Trinity Eye and Lip (ELE) Attachment

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  • Using the Clean Sweep Activator Brush, apply the Activator Serum to the lower and upper eyelid.
  • Attach your ELE Attachment to your NuFACE Trinity Device and switch on.
  • Start at the outer corner of the under eye and glide the device towards the bridge of the nose.
  • Move closer to the eye and perform 2 more sweeps keeping both spheres of the skin, for a total of three times.
  • For hooded eyes, start at the outer corner above the eye and move towards the bridge of the nose.
  • Repeat this process 3 times, moving the device slightly upward each time towards the brow.
  • Repeat the process on both the under and upper eye on your other eye.

 

The best NuFACE device for toning the cheekbones

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device or the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

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    NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

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  • Using your Clean Sweep Activator Brush, apply one pump of the Activator to the area you're treating and switch on the device.
  • Starting above the jaw, place the spheres vertically next to the mouth and slowly glide it up towards the ear.
  • Place the spheres next to the nose vertically, hugging the cheekbone, and slowly glide it up toward the ear.
  • Place the spheres vertically at the top of the cheekbone and slowly glide it up toward the ear.
  • Repeat each position for a total of three glides.
  • Repeat on the opposite cheekbone.
  • For a more enhance toning, hold the device for one to two beeps on the cheek bone, moving it up the cheekbone.

 

The best NuFACE device for toning the jaw and neck

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device or the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

  • NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

    NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

    4.67 Stars 6 Reviews
    £329.00
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    NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

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  • Using your Clean Sweep Activator Brush, apply one pump of the Activator to the area you're treating and switch on the device.
  • Place the spheres vertically above the collarbone and glide back towards the neck.
  • Place the spheres vertically at the middle of the neck and glide back towards the neck.
  • Place the spheres vertically just under the jawline and glide back towards the neck.
  • Repeat each position for a total of three glides.
  • Repeat on the other side of the neck and jaw.

 

The best NuFACE device for wrinkles on the forehead

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device or the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

  • NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

    NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

    4.67 Stars 6 Reviews
    £329.00
  • NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

    NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

    4.19 Stars 74 Reviews
    £175.00
  • Using your Clean Sweep Activator Brush, apply one pump of the Activator to the area you're treating and switch on the device.
  • Place the spheres horizontally on the forehead, starting at the thick of the brow and gliding the device up towards the hairline.
  • Place the spheres at the arch of the brow and glide up toward the hairline.
  • Place the spheres at the tail end of the brow and glide up toward the hairline.
  • Repeat each position for a total of three glides.
  • Repeat the process on the opposite side of the forehead.

 

​The best NuFACE device for smile lines

NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

  • NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

    NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Device

    4.57 Stars 23 Reviews
    £150.00
  • Apply the FIX Line Smoothing Serum to the area you will be treating and turn on the device.
  • Use a light, feathering technique in either circular motions or zig-zags over the area of concern.
  • Use the device until the device automatically switches off after 3 minutes.

 

How to care for the skin after using your NuFACE device

After you have finished toning the skin with your NuFACE device, no need to re-cleanse, simply apply your moisturiser, eye cream and SPF to keep the skin hydrated and protected.

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Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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