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While I have tons and tons of skincare, I’m a lot more selective about devices and only have a few. These are not consumable and aren’t cheap, and the last thing I want is clutter.
Microcurrent has been a part of my routine for several years since it can sculpt, firm, tone and promote collagen production with consistent use. Skincare is a long-haul game, but some immediate results of depuffing, lymphatic drainage, and lifting can be seen right away.
Baloom Microcurrent Facial Massager got my attention because it offers vibration in addition to microcurrent, plus the rollers rotate during use to simulate acupressure performed by skilled thumbs. It is available on the official website and Amazon (with a clickable limited time 20% off coupon!). I like that the microcurrent feature can be turned off in case only vibrating massage is desired. The rollers are made of durable yet lightweight zinc alloy for maneuverability and comfort.
The combination of microcurrent and vibrations helps the device reach deeper layers of skin and muscle for a painless “facelift” in just 10 minutes a day.
How to use
Start with clean skin
To feel and see the microcurrent in action, choose a conductive gel or serum. You will see and feel tingling on the skin
Choose the desired mode - one click for vibration only, two clicks for vibration and microcurrent, etc.
See the full guide here
Move the device in upward strokes over the desired areas
The massager will turn off after 10 minutes
Rinse off the gel if desired, or simply rub it in and finish with moisturizer.
The device can also be used over a sheet mask.
See how I use mine in this reel. I like to do upward motions on my neck for lifting, but if lymphatic drainage is your goal, move the massager in downward motions toward the shoulders / clavicle.
Please note that tingling sensation and tooth sensitivity during use are considered normal. These stop as soon as the session is over. For me, tingling hasn’t been an issue. I did have unusual (but not painful) feelings in my teeth the first two uses, but that no longer happens.
When assessing devices, I have to consider not just their effectiveness but also my willingness to use them. If a gadget produces fantastic results but is uncomfortable or complicated to operate, it will likely sit forgotten in a drawer and never see the light of day.
Baloom Microcurrent Facial Massager is a pleasure to use, so I reach for it often. The best results are achieved with regular sessions, but I absolutely love the immediate visible sculpting, tightening, and depuffing. Most of the time, Baloom is a part of my evening routine, but if I have to be somewhere important during the day (especially if pictures are involved), I do a quick morning round to look my best.
I have tested this with various serums and aloe gels. My favorites so far are serums that aren’t too watery or too thick - this allows the rollers to glide and rotate freely. I also like massaging over a sheet mask, although when I do that I can’t see my face changing before my eyes like I can without the mask. Both ways seem to be effective, one is just more entertaining.
All of the aesthetic benefits aside, the vibrating massage does wonders to relax my tense jaw and neck muscles. Sometimes I turn off the microcurrent and spend an extra few minutes really focusing on the jaw joint and the neck with vibration. That along with meditation has made a huge difference in the quality of my sleep. It’s not one of the advertised benefits of the device, but it’s an important wellness aspect for me, especially since falling asleep doesn’t always come easily.
After using Baloom for a few weeks, I’m noticing a more sculpted / sharper jawline, less pronounced nasolabial folds, and an overall refreshed and depuffed look. While I don’t use microcurrent directly on the orbital bone, treating the forehead seems to have a lifting effect on my brows and hooded eyes. The fine lines on the forehead are also less visible - perhaps from the microcurrent, or perhaps from the vibrations relaxing the tense underlying muscles.
Last but not least, I LOVE that the Baloom microcurrent facial massager can be cleaned under running water. Back to my first point - if something is too complicated to use or clean, I will likely not do it. My life's complicated enough. But Baloom makes everything easy and pleasant. And while budgets are very individual and there’s no such thing as a universally “budget friendly” price point, Baloom Microcurrent Facial Massager is less than half the price of the other microcurrent devices I’ve tried. A huge overall win for me that has me eyeing the brand’s other offerings!
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