How To Prep For Your First Microcurrent Facial

Got some questions before adding microcurrent to your skincare routine? We got all the answers right here. 

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Get ready to experience a whole new kind of skincare routine - treating the skin from the inside, out.

As you’re well aware, microcurrent facials are rapidly gaining popularity in the beauty industry for a solution to at-home, pro-level skincare. This low-level electrical current is designed for facial stimulation, sending soft and ever-so-gentle waves down the muscles. Microcurrent facials have shown stunning anti-aging effects by re-energizing your body’s natural current, which slows down over time. From helping tone facial muscles to improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you could gain an ageless appearance with a microcurrent facial while literally lying in bed—what could be better than that?

Check out our tips and tricks to help you prepare for your very first microcurrent facial.

At Home or at the Spa? That is the Question.

Being born originally from the spa, NuFACE® products provide the same pro-level treatment you would normally have to schedule an appointment for. With an abundance of microcurrent facial tools, attachments, and a new Ionized Skincare line, there’s really something for every skin concern. If you’re more of a spa-type gal, go ahead and book that 10-step facial with your aesthetician, but keep your NuFACE® for the days you’re in between those office visits. The thing about microcurrent is the more often you use it, the longer-lasting the effects are on the skin. We always recommend 5 days a week, 5 minutes per day for the first 60 days using microcurrent. Although some results are instantly visible, it’s important to train the muscles to tone, lift, and contour for an ageless appearance that lasts! One of the best parts about NuFACE® is it fits easily into your lifestyle and daily skincare regimen—no appointment necessary.

Meet Your Microcurrent Products

When the time comes to achieve that spa-like experience in your home, you need to find the right devices and products that fit your specific skin concerns. Depending on which area you want to target, you can determine the device or attachment you might need. For instance, if you want to stimulate the larger surface areas of the face, you’ll likely want a microcurrent face lift device like the NuFACE Trinity® Facial Toning Device. You may also want to focus on delicate areas around your lips and eyes, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles like smile lines, 11s, and crow’s feet—in this instance, you would reach for the Effective Lip & Eye Attachment with your Trinity® Device for a more targeted treatment.

In short, start by deciding which areas you want to focus your microcurrent facial lift on, and go from there!

So, let’s see what products you’re going to need to complete an at-home microcurrent facial lift:


CLEANSER.  You can use an oil-free cleanser or cleansing cloth.

ACTIVATOR. It’s important to have the correct conducting gel to carry the microcurrent down to the facial muscles where you need it most. Without this specific product, microcurrent bounces off the skin without delivering the benefits deep down to the facial muscles and improving your appearance. So basically, without an activator your treatment doesn’t do the trick. 

DEVICE OR ATTACHMENT. Power on your fave NuFACE® Device like the Mini or Trinity® and glide your way to an ageless appearance in as little as 5 minutes. Want to go a step further? Attach the Trinity® Wrinkle Reducer for LED light therapy or Effective Lip & Eye Attachment and really go pro. 

FINISH YOUR ROUTINE After your microcurrent facial, complete your regular skincare routine by applying your facial serums, moisturizer, eye cream, and (most importantly!) SPF.  

PRO TIP: Wait on Using Retinol

You should always avoid using retinol the night before your microcurrent facial. Retinol stays in the skin and when microcurrent is used, it pushes the retinol into the skin further, causing possible irritation after the treatment—in the form of redness or puffiness the next day.

Performing a Microcurrent Facial Like a Pro

When it comes to starting your treatment, you need the right product and just a little bit of time—just 5 minutes a day keeps wrinkles at bay! Start out by cleansing the skin with an oil-free cleanser, like our Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths. One side is smooth and the other exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and prep for the ultimate microcurrent absorption. Next, you’ll apply a mask-layer of a Microcurrent Activator to the treatment area. Our Ionized Activators keep the skin hydrated and help conduct the current down to the facial muscles where you want it most! Plus, with our proprietary blend IonPlex™, your skin is hydrated for up to 48 hours, leaving your with an all -glow and healthy, younger-looking skin. The time has come to turn on your best skin by gliding your device over the treatment area (neck, cheeks, forehead) to tone, lift, and contour. We recommend doing one side of your face at a time to compare instant results, then continue treating the other side. To finish, you’ll rub all the ooey-gooey goodness from our Ionized Skincare into the skin for added benefits that will leave your skin radiating like the goddess you are!

At a professional appointment, your aesthetician might recognize areas of your face that may need a bit more TLC. Therefore, it’s likely they will go over those areas many times with the microcurrent device. You may also pick up this trick yourself while performing your microcurrent facials at home, too! The more you use your NuFACE® Microcurrent Device, the more comfortable you will get with customizing routines that best fit your own personal needs. 


A microcurrent facial is an excellent way to boost your anti-aging regimen. You’ll find it to be a relaxing treat for yourself and your skin—showing immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration, along with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to book your appointments regularly throughout the year with your aesthetician and keep up with treatments at home. The combination will leave you with your best skin ever!

Get Your Camera Ready For Before & Afters

A great way to see results of your treatments is to take your microcurrent before and after photos. A side-by-side comparison of your face before the treatment and right after the treatment will let you clearly see how your facial muscles have lifted, which is great motivation to maintain a commitment to your anti-aging and skincare microcurrent routine.

PRO TIP: We love taking photos after we’ve only treated one side of our face at a time so you can actually see the before and after results during each session. Don’t forget to have fun with it! x

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