MY SKINCARE SECRET WEAPON
The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. It has helped to lift sagging eyebrows, given definition to my cheekbones, and firmed my skin.
Not many women have heard about microcurrent, and that's a shame. I've discovered microcurrent to be a powerful anti-aging tool, more effective than any cream or professional treatment I've ever tried. (And I've tried many!) In fact, microcurrent is one of the only things that has delivered on the promise of better-looking skin.
My five-minute microcurrent routine is now the cornerstone of my daily skincare regime. These devices have become as important to me as my electric toothbrush.
It works like this: As we age, our muscles lengthen and sag — microcurrent stimulates the facial muscles by sending soft, gentle waves through the skin. This wave of energy has been shown to increase ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which encourages the production of collagen, the scaffolding that supports the skin's structure and elastin.
Microcurrent is one of the only things that has delivered on the promise of better-looking skin
By stimulating ATP with microcurrent you tone your facial muscles the way exercise energizes and strengthens the muscles of your body. Unlike anywhere else on the body, facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the results on the skin are both immediate and cumulative.
Delivered through a small handheld device, a low-grade electrical current is applied to the muscles of the face, causing them to contract. My microcurrent device of choice is the NuFace Mini, which also happens to be the industry leader.
On my own face I've noticed that microcurrent has helped to lift sagging eyebrows, it has given definition to my cheekbones, firmed my skin, and has diminished my marionnette lines. The improvements are subtle yet dramatic. Overall, it's given my face shape an upward energy, fighting the effects of gravity.
I'm not the only one singing its praises — beauty editors, celebrities, and fashion journalists swear by NuFace.
Microcurrent technology isn't groundbreaking. The current generation of small microcurrent devices were inspired by electric muscle stimulation machines (EMS) that have been used for decades to rehabilitate patients with conditions like Bell's Palsy. When used on the face it works the same way, sending tiny electrical currents through your skin, stimulating the muscles underneath, and making your face very happy.