How does vibration work?
March 18, 2021
Vibrating facial massage tools that utilize sonic vibrations and microcurrents 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.
So how can these good vibrations up your skincare routine? Vibration training developments didn’t just help athletes and astronauts, studies also discovered that vibration therapy could be a miracle worker on the anti-aging front. When low-level vibration is applied to the surface of your facial skin, it instantly increases blood flow, giving you plumper skin and a rosy glow.
Boosted blood flow helps the skin absorb nutrients from products applied after vibration treatment at a higher rate, lymphatic drainage eliminates built-up fluid and toxins, the appearance of cellulite has been reduced, and the negative ions released by the sonic vibrations have even been reported to produce measurable positive vibes. Moreore, pos-vibes can’t hurt, right?
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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