By Lauren Hughes published
We're all for dispelling taboos around self-love and being open about finding the bestvibrator - but we have to admit, we hadn't thought of this as a potential consideration...
When youthful Toni Braxton talks skincare, we sit up and listen.
But when the 52-year-old revealed her skincare secret during a beauty video with Vogue, we're not sure it's something many would try at home...
Toni Braxton was taking part in Vogue's 'Beauty Secrets' video franchise when she revealed her unusual beauty secret. After applying her moisturiser and eye cream, the singer then rubs a purple vibrator across her face to 'activate' her facial muscles.
"It is a vibrator," she said, holding up the Trojan Vibrations Power Wand Deep Massager to the camera.
"I call it a 'face tingler' because it tingles the muscles in my face and gets them activated and working."
Fans were full of admiration for Toni over her vibrator confession.
'The woman is talented, gorgeous, carefree, and full of charisma. FACTS. But can we talk about her admitting using a vibrator to her face? AMAZING! You do you girl, use wherever you wish' wrote one viewer.
While another said 'I love how she didn't replace the vibrator for another object lol she kept it real, by the way she's beautiful!!!'
'This was funny when she pulled out the vibrator. I LOVE TONI!!! I need to see a whole Braxton sisters commentation on this because they are hilarious', wrote a third.
But is this a viable option for your skincare routine?
A vibrator works in the same way that a facial polisher would, as Toni says, stimulating the muscles and encouraging circulation. There's no reason you can't use this tool on your face, if you so wish. But if you'd rather some more traditional beauty tools, Boots have got a great selection.
Will you be trying the trend?
Lauren is deputy editor at woman&home.com in the UK and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren has worked on the woman&home brand for four years. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine. After starting out working for a local paper in Yorkshire, her journalism career took her to Bristol where she hunted out stories for national papers and magazines at Medavia news agency, before landing a job in London working as a lifestyle assistant.
Lauren loves helping people share their stories, bringing experiences to life online, honing her interview techniques with everyone from authors to celebrities, headteachers to local heroes. As well as having a good nose for a story, Lauren has a passion for the English language and years of experience optimizing digital content to reach the widest audience possible. During her time at w&h, Lauren has worked on big brand campaigns like the Amazing Women Awards and assisted in developing w&h expert-approved Buyer's Guides—the place to go if you're looking to splash out on an important purchase and want some trusted advice. In addition to her journalism career, Lauren also has a background in copywriting for prestigious brands such as Inhabit Hotel, eco-development K'in in Tulum, social enterprise The Goldfinger Factory and leading London architect Holland Harvey, using language in all its glorious forms, from detailed guidebooks to snappy social content.
A big fan of adventure, Lauren is also a keen travel writer and loves sharing tips on where to find the best places to eat, drink, and be merry off the beaten track. Lauren has written a series of travel guides for London hotels and loves sharing her insights into a destination's cultural and culinary offerings. If you need a recommendation on any UK destination, she's more than happy to help. At the weekend, you'll usually find her hanging out with her pet cat (or anyone else's pet she can get her hands on), escaping to the countryside, or devouring a good book.
Follow her adventures @laurenkatehughes
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