Facial Toning Devices have become a viral and trending beauty gadget nowadays.  If you have been sleeping under a rock for so long, then this might be your first time ever hearing about it! 😉

But if you are already familiar with it, then you might have already known that people are clamouring about this device because it is said to be effective in creating chiselled cheeks and a sharp jawline without undergoing the knife.

Sound good right? However, aside from providing you with a safe alternative in achieving well-toned facial skin, it also provides other benefits for your skin.

Here’s what you need to know.

How does facial toning work?

Facial toning uses Microcurrent therapy that helps in achieving tighter, firmer skin in all areas of your face. It was first introduced during the 1980s to stimulate the facial muscles of people with health conditions like Bell’s Palsy.

Since then, it has been adapted in the world of beauty as an alternative way to improve skin instead of going through surgery.

What is Microcurrent Therapy?

According to experts, microcurrent therapy is a non-invasive therapy that sends out a low-voltage current that is similar to the natural electric currents in our body. The microcurrent technology helps in stimulating energy production to drive the creation of collagen and elastin in the skin. It trains your muscles to tone up hence resulting in tighter skin that gives you a more “lifted” appearance.  Think of it as a sculpting gym workout for your face.

What are the benefits of facial toning?

Facial toning devices, also known as microcurrent devices, not only provide a safe alternative for sculpting your skin at home but also provides other benefits like boosting blood circulation because they provide a good facial massage. This helps in the production of elastin and collagen production which makes your skin tighter and younger-looking.

It also enhances the penetration of skincare products that allows them to work more effectively and provide better skin health. Furthermore, facial toning devices also stimulate muscle energy which causes protein synthesis and muscle rehabilitation – awesome, right?

Are they safe to use?

It is perfectly safe and effective to use these devices especially when you start during your early 20s, experts say. However, there are some people who should not use it.

People who have epilepsy, pregnant, diabetic, or have heart issues should refrain from using these devices. Additionally, those who have severe acne should not use it as it may stimulate inflammation.

Does it really work?

As of the moment, more studies and research are still ongoing to ensure its effectiveness. But since microcurrent therapy has been effective in stimulating facial muscles, with regular and proper use, you can see the best results.

However, it is best to take caution when using the device and if possible, consult with your dermatologists first for proper advice.

How often do you use the facial toning device at home?

Of course, it is important to take caution especially when this is your first time using the device. Just like anything new, it is essential to introduce the device to your skincare routine slowly. Start with a lower intensity and build up as you give more time to feel comfortable with the whole process. This will allow your skin to adjust.

For best results, you may use the device 5 times per week with a 3-minute session per day and reduce its usage to 3 days per week after 60 days.

How to use the facial toning device?

Once you’ve chosen the right facial toning device for your skin, make sure that you prep your skin first. Ensure that you’ve cleansed your skin thoroughly without any makeup or any dirt and residue. Avoid oil-based products because these can act as a barrier to the electrical current your device emits.

When you are done cleaning your face, apply a conductive gel that is specially formulated to use with your device. This may vary depending on the brand and type you use. Remember that without the gel, your device will prick the skin and will not be effective.

What does it feel like when using the facial toning device?

Advocates of these devices claimed that using them regularly helps in improving the contour of the face, tone including the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Once the conductive gel is applied on the face, roll the device on your face in the prescribed pattern – gliding upwards three times from the chin to ear on each side of your face. Then another upward motion three-time above each brow.

The spheres worked together to create a moving current that sends electricity into the skin. These currents are completely painless then afterward your skin will feel subtly firmer and doesn’t require any downtime as against having a procedure.


It is best that you use your facial toning device regularly to feel and see substantial results. Most devices recommend using them for the first 60 days. Make sure that you introduce the process slowly to avoid “shocking” your skin. Follow the directions properly and take caution.

Stop using the device if there are any rashes or irritation being experienced after using it. Consult your dermatologists for proper advice and further evaluation.


Nicola is always on the lookout for the best beauty tools and skincare products. She believes in "prevention is better than cure" so she is always trying to perfect her beauty routine to avoid premature aging. Fun fact about Nicola: She owns a lot of sunscreens as she carries a mini sunscreen in each of her handbags and backpacks.