Beauty Unplugged: The Best Low-Tech Tools For Your Routine

Beauty tools are great for enhancing your skincare routine, whether it’s energising your skin in the morning or releasing tension after a long, stressful day. Thanks to new technology, these tools are becoming even more advanced-but they often require batteries or a special charging cord that always seems to go missing when you need it the most. By going offline and switching to traditional tools, you can achieve similar results without the hassle.

Here are the best low-tech beauty tools you need in your inventory, no charging required.

If you’re confused by the curves of a Gua Sha tool, these magic mushrooms are a bit more user-friendly. Crafted from the healing rose quartz stone, these rounded tools have been smoothed and sculpted to perfectly fit the curves of your face. Start by applying your serums or oils and slowly glide the large curved end under your eye area and up to meet your temple. These little wonders will help soothe and de-puff your skin from the comfort of your couch.

While your face gets most of the attention when it comes to skincare, it’s important to consider your hair too. This jade comb from Abyssian is designed to give your head the most luxurious massage, to stimulate your scalp and boost circulation. By using light, circular motions near your ears and just above your neck, you can release any tension and start to feel relaxed almost instantly. It’s the perfect size to slip into your handbag for a soothing moment of bliss, whenever you need it.

If you’re always pressed for time, it can be hard to keep up regular skin appointments. Luckily the Skin Habit Microneedle Derma Roller can bring you the benefits of microneedling, all within the comfort of your own home. As you roll, the tiny titanium needles will create micro-channels to allow your skin to absorb your chosen serums and moisturisers. Ultimately you’re helping your skincare to work twice as hard, while you get to put your feet up and enjoy the benefits. 

If you suffer from redness, puffiness or those pesky under eye bags, the solution could be just as far as your kitchen. These nifty Ice Globes can be stored in the fridge to give you a cooling, lymphatic massage, just like a pilates workout for your face. You can roll the globes in upwards motions to stimulate blood circulation, and roll downwards to relieve tensions and toxins. For best results, use your favourite serums or oils to improve absorption and enhance your glowing skin.

Most of us are used to exfoliating in the shower, which can often cause redness and irritation as the hot water will strip your skin of healthy oils. By switching to dry brushing, you can remove dead skin cells without losing moisture, while stimulating your lymphatic system at the same time. The deluxe dry body brush from Mio Skincare is made from vegan vegan-friendly PP fibre bristles that are gentle on your skin and can help to reduce cellulite, prevent ingrown hairs and prep your skin before you fake tan.