I am asked every week about beauty tools; which ones work, which ones are worth the money, etc.  When I was a practicing esthetician, I was introduced to a lot of tools. Some were great, some not so great. Just like with skincare, there is a lot of information out there and often times it can be conflicting. Today I want to share with you my favorites, the ones I can’t live without.

1. The Ashley BlackAshleyBlackFasciablasterFACE Guru FaceBlaster: If I was stuck on a deserted island and I could have ONE beauty tool, THIS WOULD BE IT! If my house was on fire and I had to grab one thing, THIS WOULD BE IT! Never has a product so lived up to it’s hype like this one has. My skepticism quickly turned into utter disbelief at what this little tool can do for sagging skin and wrinkles. I simply massage my face with it 5 minutes a day (after the shower) – paying close attention to my neck and jowls (AKA as “problem areas of the woman over 40”) and it firms it all up, instantly. I have turned on every customer, friend and family member I have to this little workhorse. The beauty is, it’s a lot cheaper than a plastic surgeon! $99 Link: https://ashleyblackguru.com/Faceblaster-protocols/

diamondbuff-microdermabrasion-exfoliation-tool-d-20160428093531443~4858222. The DiamondBuff Microdermabrasion Exfoliation Tool – This was my go-to tool as an esthetician (it was called Dermafile back then) because it was a portable exfoliation tool made with crushed diamonds (and who doesn’t love diamonds?!). It is a holistic/natural alternative to micro-dermabrasion. It deeply exfoliates the skin, leaving it glowing (just like micro-dermabrasion but without the high cost, and possible down time). The company made it available to the public and in my opinion, it’s something that every woman should have. $59.95 Link: https://www.hsn.com/products/diamondbuff-microdermabrasion-exfoliation-tool/8085488

ClarisonicMia13.Clarisonic Brush – The gold standard of cleaning brushes. I have three, the Mia model is my favorite because of it’s compact size. Every time I cleanse my face, it feels like I’ve had a spa treatment – and that’s no surprise because when I worked at five star resort spas, we used these brushes on clients to deep clean the pores. I’ve tried using the cheaper/knock off versions over the years, but always come back to the original. It’s even safe and gentle enough to use on my rosacea (with the sensitive skin brush head). $129 Link: http://www.clarisonic.com/facial-cleansing-brushes/mia-1-CL370.html?cgid=Devices&dwvar_CL370_color=White#start=3&cgid=Devices

Beauty tools compliment great skincare and can turn your bathroom into a spa. I encourage you to work with them and be sure to let me know how they are working for you.