When you’re feeling stressed, have you ever had the instinct to reach up and massage your temples? What about the sides of your cheekbones or your jaw? It’s human nature to know that we need to loosen up in order to fully relax, but nowadays there are so many helpful tools to help you accomplish that from home. One of the best ways is to pick up a facial massager to roll out the tension—plus this tool also doubles as an effective aid in your skincare routine.
“At home home massagers are great for a number of things,” explains Cynthia Rivas, esthetician and founder of Cynthia Rivas Skincare in New York City, “from reducing tension in the muscles, lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness, contouring, increasing circulation, oxygenation to the skin cells, and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.” Facial massagers span over a variety of forms—from electric microcurrent devices, to rollers and gua sha tools—and we’re here to show you the 16 best facial massagers to use at home.
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Do you use a sonic-powered toothbrush? This facial massager works similarly by using sonic power to vibrate at a rapid speed. That means you have to do less work as you push wrinkles upwards and off of your face.
Ipster Michaelem8 writes that this tool “feels very relaxing and soothing. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have allergies and this has brought me some relief.”
The NUFACE device is the crème de la crème of microcurrent devices, and they may seem like they go for a steep price, but they’re often on sale. The NUFACE device uses patented microcurrent technology to “work out” your face, helping to tighten the skin around your forehead, neck, and cheekbones after using it for just a few minutes a day.
“Microcurrent has the ability to increase the production of collagen and elastin, oxygenate the skin, relax and tone mussels, contour, and lift like no other,” says Rivas.
This mini facial toning device is perfect for traveling, since it easily fits in any bag or backpack. It vibrates at different levels so you can start low and work up to the optimal speed of your choice. Use it for just two minutes a day to see results.
Ipster annieareyouok says the LUCE BEAUTY Dermal Definer is “relaxing to use and very effective for combatting puffiness.”
“I love gua sha for contouring, reducing inflammation, stimulating circulation, and lifting,” says Rivas. This patented tool by WILDLING is made from Bian stone, which is an amalgamate of over 40 minerals that are believed to have healing properties.
In a crystal, the rose quartz is known to help open the heart chakra, support self-love, and usher in inner peace, so why not add all of those elements into your skincare routine? This gua sha tool works to increase blood flow and circulation to the face and promote lymphatic drainage which can help keep your sinuses healthy.
Ipster jodigailm763 says it’s their“favorite new beauty tool,” saying that it “doesn't pull the skin. Perfect for facial massage. Absolutely love it!”
“Rollers are great for contouring, lymphatic drainage, and increasing oxygenation to the skin cell,” says Rivas, and this facial roller from REFA is actually solar powered, so you never need to recharge it. Just stick it in the sunlight before using.
If you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know Sutton Stracke uses a very similar on-the-go beauty tool to this one. It calms her down during the worst of catfights, so just imagine what it’ll do for your skin. The 24 textured stones on the device spin around on your skin and roll your stress, wrinkles, and fine lines away.
“Loveeeee this relaxes all the muscles on my face,” wrote Ipster Fealmargarita.
This massage roller is made from ZAMAC, which is an acronym for zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper. It’s ultra-cool to the touch, making it a natural relief aid and depuffer for the face, neck, and more.
Why just massage your face when you can also cleanse it of dirt, makeup, and impurities at the same time? This battery-powered face scrubber gently removes gunk and makeup while also massaging your skin.
“I love this facial cleansing device,” wrote Ipster lilysway84. “I use it every night on my face and neck. I use it to cleanse my face and to massage serum to my face, as well as neck.”
This facial roller was designed to mimic the effects of a deep-kneading facial massage, and if you’ve ever been lucky enough to experience one of those, you know it’s the ultimate form of self-care indulgence. Get the same effects at home whenever you need them with this sculptor roller that hugs the contours of your face.
This massager uses ion-infused technology to increase microcirculation. The best part? It can be used with any of your favorite serums to instantly de-puff at home.
This facial roller doesn’t quite look like the other ones on this list, but that’s what makes it special. It uses beaded rollers to provide a deep-tissue jaw massage. Flip it around and you have the double duty addition of a steel ice roller to de-puff under eyes.
Use this tool all around the eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines, de-stress, and de-puff the skin. The shape of the tool is inspired by Chinese acupressure points, and it looks like a little mushroom that’ll help revive the entire eye area.
This heart-shaped tool will get to work on de-stressing and de-puffing the face, and it’s also aesthetically pleasing to look at on your beauty counter. Healing rose quartz helps promote feelings of love and happiness and is easy to wipe clean.
This massager is USB-rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about battery waste. Start by using your favorite eye cream, and this device will help the product penetrate deeper into your skin. The device is inspired by an Asian finger-tapping method to help relieve dark circles and increase eye contouring.
Get the look of an instant facelift by stimulating the face and bringing blood circulation back to the skin’s surface. This double-facial massager has pink “disco balls” on the end that tightly grip the face to help increase collagen production.
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