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Vibrating facial massage tools that utilize vibration and microcurrent to amplify the effects of facial massage are definitely trending, and it’s all thanks to the increased circulation and chemical signals that can happen when you use one of these devices on your body, leading to a temporary plumping of the skin and an overall rosy glow.

In the 1960s, Russian astronauts discovered that doing resistance training while standing on an oscillating plate significantly counteracted the physical deterioration they experienced in space. Subsequent studies suggest that vibration training, which causes muscles to contract 30-50 times per second as opposed to the one to two in normal strength training, had the ability to reduce sensations of pain both on the surface and deep into muscles and joints. This phenomenon is known as vibratory analgesia, where vibration frequencies block the communication of pain receptors and trick the brain into feeling less pain, has been a major advancement in the physical therapy space.

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So how can these good vibrations level up your skincare routine? Vibration training developments didn’t just help athletes and astronauts; studies also suggest that vibration therapy might be a miracle worker on the anti-aging front. When low-level vibration is applied to the surface of your facial skin, it can promote healthier blood flow, leading to plumper skin and a rosy glow.

This technology has been found to be safe for all skin tones and types, but check with your dermatologist before you start adding it into your skincare rotation to make sure there are no contraindications or issues that may affect underlying conditions.

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