July 09, 2020
A common question from my fans is, ‘How do I select a good conducting gel?’
An important consideration is when we are using these modalities on our skin to boost collagen, plump wrinkles, and even out skin tone and texture, we are asking a lot from our skin. This means it is important to provide a lot of nourishment to the skin to keep it from looking dull, flat, and overworked.
If the product you are using contains oil or is too oily, it will NOT conduct. This is also why it is important to begin Microcurrent with cleansed skin to remove any excess oil. NOTE: If you are using non-acid serums, you can apply the serum to cleansed skin, allow it to completely absorb, and then proceed with conducting gel.
You can keep things simple by using tap water if all you want to do is conduct or you are on a super tight budget. It will not be nourishing to the skin, but it will ensure your device conducts for the lifting effect you are trying to achieve. Please note that distilled water will NOT conduct because the minerals have been distilled from it. Ultrasound MUST be used with conducting gel. Water alone is not recommended.
Most of the modalities I recommend will penetrate product deeper into the skin. For that reason, I like to achieve conduction AND treat the skin with a clean and nourishing product with a consistency that will stay wet.
I added a special conducting gel to my line called CBE Botanicals Conducting Gel & Mask to give clients access to a product that is loaded with nourishing ingredients that are also clean and safe for pushing into the skin. It contains aqua (water), aloe, cold-pressed Azulene (which is a super antioxidant and soothing to the skin), and some additional nourishing botanicals.
I often get asked, “Can I use straight aloe to conduct?” While aloe is very healing, using it alone would be too drying for most skin.
Once again, make sure you are using a conducting gel with minerals, and little to no oil (if the oil is listed, it should be in the last few ingredients which indicate only a small amount). It should be nice and thick, so it stays wet longer. Keep a spray bottle of water handy, so when your product begins to dry, you can wet it with minerals.
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