FIVE MINUTE WRINKLE ERASER TIPS
For plumping wrinkles and fine lines, our favorite on-the-go tool is the NuFACE Fix. This mini micocurrent device is perfect for getting at fine lines around the eyes, lips and forehead. The device operates on timer system of two minutes at a time, so we recommend spending about thirty seconds in each zone, on each side and re-starting your tool as needed. This routine covers all of our common areas of concern in under five minutes.
In order for microcurrent to work best, be sure to cleanse the skin first with an oil-free cleanser and apply only water-based serums if desired. NuFACE Hydrating Leave-On Primer Gel or FIX serum is what conducts our current, so you will need to coat the skin with a light layer before each step. You should not really be able to feel the current. If you do, try applying more gel.
THE FIVE STEPS
STEP ONE : UNDER SWEEPS & ERASERS - With a gentle gliding motion, start at the inner corner of the eye near the sinuses and sweep out to the outer corner. Once there, change your motion to a zig-zag pattern. Pretend that you are trying to erase the fine lines or "crows feet" around the eyes. Work all the way to the temples or keep your motion concentrated to the areas that you feel need the most attention.
STEP TWO : BROW LIFTS & ERASERS - Just as we did with the undereye area, we are going to replicate the gliding motion and work out to the temples. Start at the inner corner beneath the brow, glide out along and under the brow bone with the little lift as you sweep. Finish the motion by going over the fine lines around the eyes with our eraser motion, one more time.
STEP THREE : ERASING ELEVENS - The area between the brows is a common area of concern for many. This is where deep vertical lines or "the elevens" can start to form, but microcurrent is great for stimulating the area and plumping the skin to reduce their appearance. To perform this move, we are going to simply use the same eraser motion as before. Work up and down between the brows to create a little cross-friction and plumping action.
STEP FOUR : HORIZONTAL LIP LINE ERASERS - Another area where we can see fine lines is the upper lip area and around the mouth. Using horizontal movement to create cross-friction in this area, you can work just the upper lip or the sides of the mouth as well if lines are a concern for you in that zone.
STEP FIVE : LIP PLUMPING FLICKS - To further plump the lips and the skin around them, our routine finishes with small "flick." The microcurrent stimulates the area, which will help to instantly plump and also encourage more collagen production over time, if done consistently.
Five minute face massages to-glow are timed to be about five minutes long. There is no sound, so you can use this as quiet time or add your own soundtrack. Follow the moves in the video - about thirty seconds per move - on each side. Complete everything in five moves and five minutes. Repeat if if desired, or mix and match with other videos to really treat your skin. Be sure to check back every Friday for new videos!
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