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By ksherbo / a couple of months ago

What goes on When You Harness Electricity for a 5-Minute Facelift

When I first saw the  NuFace facial toning device , I had the feeling associated with entering a science fiction set. This is what space-faring  red carpets will use to beautify themselves  before teleporting to supper, right? But maybe that thought  says more about my attractiveness practices than anything else— before working at Dermstore I didn’ t know exactly what serums were and had never used a face mask . (We all begin somewhere, right? ) So needless to say, I was a bit anxious about trying out this high-tech device, having never carried out anything like it before.

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What the NuFace will

Far from being sci-fi,   microcurrents— the particular low-level electrical currents that the NuFace delivers— have been proven to have healing effects in studies since  the 1960s . Plus, the ancient  practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture  relies in part with this same phenomenon; acupuncture fine needles generate measurable electrical charges when utilized in the skin.

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So the NuFace is an at-home hand held device that delivers  microcurrents to your face. It encourages facial muscles in order to  encourage brighter skin tone, decrease wrinkles, and give an overall lifted appearance. Read on to see so what happened when I gave it a try, including before and after photos. (And for the sake of science, the only makeup I’ m wearing beneath is eyebrow pencil and mascara. )

What happened when I used the NuFace

First We read through the short instruction booklet with helpful pictures and charged the device overnight so it’ d prepare yourself to go.   Then I followed a couple steps:

Step 1 : Cleanse face

We used a micellar water on a cotton pad.

cleansing face

Step 2: Apply the gel special primer

You’ ll want about 4 times what’ s shown here  for your whole face— this amount is for one cheek. I’ ll make use of more to do one side of my  forehead, after which later I’ ll do second half of my encounter.

getting nuface gel

The primer is a very clear goop that’ ll ensure the microcurrents are sent to your facial muscles.

applying nuface gel

Step 3: Turn on and go

Beginning with one cheek, I moved the device across my  encounter slowly, using the beeps  every five seconds to tell myself when to move to the next area. The instruction booklet’ s i9000 illustrations show you the movements to  do: three on the cheek and three on your forehead (plus a couple “ advanced holds” I haven’ t tried yet). I then washed my  face, gooped up the other side, plus repeated. (Tip: Here’ s a video going through the whole process   we made  a while back. )

using nuface

The  decision

Using the device is really quick. Following the recommended steps in the  instruction booklet means spending less that  one minute on each side of your face, so you can certainly get the whole thing done in five minutes, including washing your face after and before.

There are no tingles or really any kind of sensation at all when using it. If you do feel something unpleasant like an electrical buzz on your skin, use more priming gel.

As you can see, the immediate results are certainly not show-stopping, but I did see more lift in the epidermis under my eyes and the corners of my smile lifted  a little higher. My skin definitely felt tighter and more  smooth and firm. I’ ll admit I also examined myself out quite a bit in the days following, and I say I felt and looked fresher.

nuface before and after

What’ s next

I’ ll definitely keep using the NuFace. Suggested use will be every day, but I actually  still feel that nice rigidity and tone in my face for a couple days right after use, so I’ ll probably keep to once or twice per week for now. So far I’ ve only used it at the lower  settings, so I’ m interested to see what an increased setting might achieve, and what continued use can do.

Have you tried the NuFace or even other microcurrent devices? What results have you seen? Show about your experience in the comments below.

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