In today's blog, we're covering how to tighten your skin at home with microcurrent, and the science behind how microcurrent works to effectively tighten, tone, and lift the skin!
Forget Face Gyms - This is How You Tone and Tighten Your Skin at Home.
As the lovely Jennifer Anniston put it, "If you don't work out, eventually everything drops. Microcurrent facials are like little workouts for your face".
While this is of course a huge oversimplification of what microcurrent actually does, it's not too far off. In today's blog, we wanted to talk a little bit about the science behind microcurrent, and what makes it the most effective way to tighten and tone your skin - especially at home.
For someone who is new to microcurrent facials altogether, it's easy to get lost in the buzz and hype around this latest skincare trend. So if you continue reading below, you'll get a nice and simple breakdown of how microcurrent actually works, so that you know the secret behind the buzz!
Read our entire breakdown of how microcurrent works and why it's the best way to tighten and tone your skin at home here.
How Microcurrent Works
If you're looking for a way to give your 57 facial muscles a workout, then look no further than microcurrent. Yes, there are 57 facial muscles, and these are the exact muscles that through the process of aging start to go south over time. This leads to common skin conditions such as jowls, which are defined as the sagging of skin along the jawline area.
Microcurrent treatments unlike regular skincare products, go beyond the surface of the skin to stimulate the facial muscles, causing them to contract, while also triggering the body to produce what's called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.
The stimulation of the facial muscles also increases the body's ability to make collagen and elastin. These are two key structural proteins for keeping the skin looking firm, smooth, and supple.
So not only does the microcurrent cause the facials muscles to contract and thereby strengthen, but it also promotes the production of key structural proteins, as well as increases the production of ATP in the skin.
What to Expect for Your First Treatment
Now that you know a little bit about how microcurrent actually works - what can you expect for your first treatment?
Well first things first, despite it earning the title, "non-invasive facelift", microcurrent is not a face lift. With that said, you will notice both immediate and cumulative effects from using microcurrent.
After your first treatment, you will see an immediate but subtle tightening and lifting of the treatment area.
Over time, you can expect the effect of this to compound, and to last longer than just a few hours after your treatment.
How to Maintain and Maximize Your Results from Microcurrent
Like anything worthwhile in life, diligence and consistency are keys. The same principles you would apply to going to the gym, or changing to a healthier diet, are the same principles you must apply to use microcurrent.
You'll experience the best, and longest-lasting benefits by doing a treatment at least 1x per week. Now, this can be done using professional treatments at your local aesthetician clinic, or consider an at-home microcurrent device like the Nutriskin Jowls Buddy.
Wait - I Can Really do all of this From Home?
Yes! This is why microcurrent devices have exploded in popularity over the past year - because devices like the NuFace and Nutriskin have brought the power of microcurrent facials to the homes and couches of millions of homes!
Now, it should be noted, that the level of treatment and the benefits you would get at a professional clinic cannot exactly be replicated with an at-home device, but at-home devices are great, especially for maintaining the results in between professional treatments, or for someone who is looking to get a bit of that natural lift at home, for a fraction of the cost.
Microcurrent facials tighten and tone your skin by going beyond the surface of the skin, targeting the actual facial muscles. They stimulate the facial muscles with small electrical currents. Scientifically, this causes the following:
1) Re-educates the facial muscles to maintain shape
2) Increases circulation and ATP production
3) Promotes the production of collagen and elastin
The benefits you can expect as a result of this are the following:
1) Increased facial tightness and tone
2) Diminished fine lines and wrinkles
3) Improved circulation and overall brightening of complexion
In short, microcurrent facials are the best way to tighten and tone your skin, the best part being, all from the comfort of your home! It's not without good reason that they've exploded in popularity over the past year.