Beauty fads come and glowing skin go. Some of them are silly, some are helpful, and a few are downright dangerous.
Among all the lists of what’s hot and not, it’s easy to get lost in the details and lose sight of the long-term macro trends that mark a significant cultural shift.
One of those big changes is that the general public is becoming more aware of the importance of taking a holistic approach to skincare.
That means people are recognizing that good, clear skin is a reflection of overall wellness.
As beauty begins to take more cues from the world of science and medicine, a new generation of devices is harnessing the power of technology and promising results at home.
But as Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City, notes, while many trendy new devices will deliver some benefits, they may not be as impactful or safe as their medical-grade counterparts.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t beneficial, though.
“While not as effective as professional treatments, these devices can be used in place of them for those who cannot make it to the office or for those who cannot afford the cost,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
“They’re also a great option to use between professional treatments as maintenance care for your Glowing Skin.”
Here’s a closer look at some of the most popular home skin-care devices, and intel from experts and medical literature on what has the potential to work — and what you’re better off skipping.
1. Dermaflash Luxe Dermaplaning Device
Dermaplaning is the process of using a sharp blade to gently remove the thin, small hairs from the face to give you smoother, softer skin that better absorbs your skin-care products.