I'm Deeply Obsessed With This Pocket-Sized Personal Trainer For Your Face — and You Will Be Too
Yep, you read that right. This little baby is about to whip your skin into shape. FOREO's new facial tool, the BEAR, uses advanced microcurrent and T-Sonic technology to exercise the 65+ muscles in your face and neck, helping to sculpt and tighten your skin.
How it Works
The BEAR utilises microcurrent technology to help re-build the collagen in your skin, repair elastin and tone your face muscles via it's electro currents that mimic the body's own natural processes. FOREO's T-Sonic tech means that the pulsations extend deep into your pores to help increase the skins circulation, eliminate toxins and ease built up facial tension, resulting in smooth, sculpted skin.
How to Use It
To get the most out of your BEAR, you're going to want to connect it to the FOREO app on your phone, this way you can activate it and work through different types of facial workouts. It also allows you to pick the intensity of the mircocurrents before you start your facial.
To use your BEAR, cleanse your face to make sure it's completely free of any dirt or oils and pat dry. Apply your favourite serum to your face and neck and allow it to sink in before turning on your BEAR to activate the spheres. Starting at the collarbone, gently glide the spheres up your neck in an upwards and outwards motion applying a slight amount of pressure pausing briefly at the jawbone before repeating this three-to-five times. Then, repeat on the other side of your neck.
Once you've finished on your neck, work your way up to the jawbone. You're going to want to think of your face in halves throughout this entire facial. Starting at the centre of your chin, glide the BEAR upwards and outwards following the jawline with a brief pause where your jawbone meets your ear. Do this three-to-five times from the centre of your chin and repeat on the other side.
Working your way up the face to your cheekbone, you're going to want to start next to the nose and position the spheres either side of your cheekbone. Gently glide the BEAR upwards and outwards three-to-five times pausing at the temple before repeating on the other side.
Now you can do the brow, I've chosen not to because it's not a priority for me, if you'd like to, simply follow the above steps and ensure the spheres are either side of the bone. Note: I'd recommend being super gentle working your way over the brow bone as you don't want to pull out any brow hairs.
If you're skipping the brow bone you can move straight to your forehead. You're going to want to start on one side just above the brow bone and glide the BEAR in an upwards motion towards the hair line, repeat this three-to-five times before moving to the middle and other side.
Once you've made your way around your entire face you can give your face a light misting with a face mist. You'll instantly notice your skin looks tighter and more sculpted. By using the BEAR in upward glides you're encouraging the skin to become taught and firm in a way that is more youthful. If you were to glide down (I say glide because you should never drag the skin), you would age your skin.
Depending on what kind of result you desire, you can do this daily, every second day or even once a week. Like a fully body workout, the more you do it, the better the results. As a bonus, you'll also find your serums will become more effective as the BEAR massages them deeper into your skin than your fingers usually would.
Bang for Your Buck (Read: Results)
While FOREO's BEAR is a little more expensive than other beauty tools (it's $395), it's absolutely worth it. I've been using it almost daily now for a few weeks and I've really noticed a difference in my skin. My jaw line is more sculptured, my cheek bones are poppin' and the wrinkles that had started to appear on my forehead are slowly fading.
You can shop FOREO's BEAR below.