Tech x skincare
I’ve dabbled in skincare gadgets in the past, but if I’m honest, they’re not something I’ve really invested in, and committed to, before (what’s wrong with using your hands, eh?!) However, the world of skincare tech is rapidly expanding, and adding a couple of gadgets to your skincare routine could be exactly what you need to step your routine up a notch (or three).
Panasonic’s new Shaped Around You campaign is all about their exciting new skincare gadgets, and how you can incorporate them into your routine to ensure your skin is getting the most it can out of the products you’re using and time you’re spending on your skin. I was lucky enough to have a skin consultation by Louise Thomas-Minns, a celebrity skin expert, and as well as offering solutions to my skin concerns, she introduced me to a couple of Panasonic products and explained how I could use them to improve my skin. As someone who commutes daily into the centre of London, I was curious to see how these two gadgets could help to reduce the effects of pollution, and long hours in front of a screen, on my skin.
I was sent the Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing Brush* and Facial Steamer* by Panasonic Beauty. I’ve incorporated both into my skincare routine and can’t wait to see if I have any long-term benefits after using them. Of course, it’s way too early for me to report back on any noticeable changes, but I thought it was worth putting these on your radar now just in case you are looking for some new gadgets to test out!
Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing Brush
I’ve owned a cleansing brush before, and really enjoyed using it. There’s no denying that using a brush to work my cleanser in really helped to soften my skin and get the most out of the products I was using. This brush is a lot lighter and softer than my previous one, which makes it perfect for any of you who have sensitive skin. There are two settings, depending on how gentle you want to be on your skin, and using this to work in product means I’m left feeling like I’ve had a really good clean.
As well as the standard brush, there are two other ways you can use this, which makes it such a handy tool to have in your bathroom! You can remove this brush and slot in a pore focus brush (which I’ve been using across my nose and cheeks) for a more targeted cleanse. On the opposite end of the brush is a rose gold, smooth surface that warms up and can be used to help melt off your makeup. I always use cleansing oils to remove my makeup, so this is perfect for helping the process along and the warm plate is really soothing on my skin.
If, like me, you’re a big fan of a good ol’ pampering session in a spa, then this facial steamer is for you! Whenever I visit the steam room in my local gym my skin feels so much better, so naturally I was itching to use this when I had my next mini pampering session at home. The steam particles in this are micro nano-sized, and help to rid your skin of any stubborn makeup, pollution or lingering dead skin cells. There are three treatment options – 12, six or three minutes long. I like to use this after my two-step cleansing routine, and before I use any serums or moisturisers on my skin. It’s great for refreshing dull, dehydrated skin and as the steam particles are so small, you can’t really feel them on your skin, which make sit perfect for using while you binge Netflix or furiously type up some blog posts.