A Beginner’s Guide To Facial Tools and Their Major Benefits


If you’re not using facial tools in your skincare routine then you’re missing out – on a deep epidermal level. While many of us have learned to leave the tips, tricks, and tools of the trade to our trusted estheticians, others have taken it upon themselves to incorporate these well-appointed devices into their daily skin routines.

Trust us, we know the idea of micro-needling our face or spending an ungodly amount of time with a futuristic LED mask can be a bit intimidating. But, it’s worth it, if not for the skincare benefits, certainly for the insta-worthy photo session #SkincareGoals.

Here, we rounded up every skincare tool you need to clean your pores, sculpt your jaw, and de-puff your face. Keep reading below to learn which ones you need to add to your skincare routine asap and which ones you should add to your wishlist.

Best For: Lymphatic Drainage
Herbivore – Rose Quartz De-Puffing Face Roller

If there were a baby step to facial tools, this would definitely be it. Herbivore’s luxurious rose quartz facial roller adds that extra oomph to any skincare regimen. Not only is it complete and utterly stunning, but the traditional Chinese beauty technique helps with facial lymphatic drainage. It also allows all those expensive serums and oils to penetrate skin deeper than simply applying it topically with your hands – V basic.

Best For: Face Sculpting
Face Gym Lift + Sculpt Duo

Say it with us; dedication creates sculpted jawlines when genetics don’t pull through.  FaceGym has an incredible toolbox of face enhancing devices ranging from bouncy yoga balls to micro-needling rollers, and of course, this easy-to-use multi-sculpting tool. This sleek must-have tool is designed to sculpt, lift, and contour for a more defined face. With continued use, expect contoured cheeks, chiseled jawlines, and smoothed out foreheads.

Best For: Lifted Appearance
NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

If you’re following the right accounts on Instagram (which we hope you are), then you’ve definitely seen this futuristic device. NuFace has changed the game when it comes to microcurrent facials. This incredible tool electrically stimulates muscles in the face to boost collagen while creating a more lifted appearance. We know it sounds like magic – but it literally works wonders.

Best For: Opening Pores
Vanity Planet Aira Facial Steamer

The first step in any skincare routine is properly cleaning pores, and that can truly only be done with a good ol’ steaming session. This professional-like steamer opens pores for a thorough cleaning and deeper penetration of skincare products. Using this baby for at least two minutes while you wash your face will result in hydrated and supple skin.

Best For: Collagen Production
BeautyBio GloPro Facial Microneedling Tool 

Yes, this is probably one of the scariest facial tools you’ve seen; it looks severely painful and possibly hazardous but trust us, you actually need this. Microneedling creates teeny, tiny punctures within the skin, encouraging the production of more collagen. This, in turn helps with hyper-pigmentation, skin tone, and texture. The needle-covered face roller also helps skincare products penetrate and absorb into skin for maximum effectiveness.

Best For: Breakouts
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro

To all of our acne-prone babes out there, this one is for you. Not only does Dr. Dennis Gross make incredible skincare products, but he creates some of the best facial tools in the game, including this LED mask made to target fine lines, wrinkles, and, you guessed it – breakouts. Through a combination of red and blue lights,  wavelengths penetrate skin, reducing acne and enhancing a more radiant glow.

Best For: Pore Cleaning
PMD Personal Microderm Pro

Simply washing your face isn’t enough these days, especially if you have oily skin. That unfortunate build-up of serums, moisturizers, and oils is clogging your pores and leaving you with an uncanny amount of whiteheads and blackheads. This PMD Microderm Pro will help suck all the gunk out of your skin, leaving those pores crystal clear and ready to be serumed down.

Best For: De-Puffing
Georgia Louise Cryo Freeze Tools

Remember that age-old trick your mom taught you about rubbing cold spoons on your face to reduce the swelling in the morning time? Well, it’s gotten a bit more advance – to say the least. Georgia Louise’s Cryo Freeze Tools will be the most soothing part of your morning routine once you learn to incorporate them. The cold metal balls help de-puff tired faces and enhance the application of calming serums for an extra luxurious effect.

Destinee A. Hughes


Destinee A. Hughes is the Editor-in-Chief of 3-Hues.com where she discovers the best beauty products, wellness treatments, and sex & relationship topics.

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