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The Ultimate Secret For Eliminating Gym Breakouts

It only takes a minute (literally) to wash away all that sweat and bacteria.

Hitting the gym consistently can take a lot of effort, but it's also super rewarding when you've worked up a good sweat and you're ready to pose for that post-workout mirror selfie (don't worry, we all do it).

But after you get that selfie and BEFORE you start to head home, there is one important step you may be missing: properly washing your face. And what's the easiest way to cleanse those pores after an intense workout, you may ask? The LUNA 3 by Swedish brand FOREO.


When you leave the gym all sweaty, with your pores open and vulnerable, it really increases the chances of a breakout. But the LUNA 3 is designed to wash away the dirt, oil, and sweat that are clogging your pores in just one quick minute.

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Here's how to use it:

1. The first time you use it, you'll have to connect it to the FOREO for You app (available on Google Play or the Apple App Store) via Bluetooth to unlock it and to adjust the pulsations and the duration.

2. Then, dampen your face and add some of your fave cleanser to the LUNA 3.

3. Press the start button twice and glide it in circular motions over your face. It has a built-in timer, so you know when to stop.

4. Just rinse your face and pat it dry.

5. To really amp up your hydration, apply your serum or moisturizer and work it in the skin with the LUNA 3 massage and firming feature. It'll penetrate those moisturizing products better than your hands, and voilà! You (and your pores) are feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

In addition to your post-workout wash, you should also take your LUNA 3 for a ride before your workout. Cleansing beforehand can help prepare your face to push out impurities while you sweat. Then, the post-workout wash will remove the newly accumulated dirt, sweat, oil, and bacteria.


And not only does it cleanse your face, but the reverse side also acts as a firming massager for your face and neck, so it can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Influencer Amy Macedo says, "Using this device really helps to keep those blackheads to a minimum, keep my pores cleansed and just keep my skin glowing. I noticed a huge difference."

You can use the FOREO app to follow instructions for various firming massage treatments, including one that targets the eye area, one to tighten and firm the neck, one for the jawline, and a four-minute massage to contour and sculpt your cheek and jawbones.

It comes in three different colors and each one is specifically designed with different bristle touch points for your skin type: blue is for combination skin, purple is for sensitive, and pink is for normal. Plus, each one has 16 different T-Sonic intensities to choose from.

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The gentle silicone brushes on each design are 35 times more hygienic than nylon-bristled facial brushes. And you NEVER have to buy another brush head!

Now you're probably wondering: What the heck is T-Sonic intensity and how will it help prevent gym breakouts??

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Well, sonic waves are sound waves and they pulsate, like, really fast. When these waves are directed into your skin, they travel deep into your pores to shake loose all the gunk, like dirt and makeup residue. Your hands or even your most high-quality washcloths can’t reach all that. The sonic waves also help increase circulation, exfoliate the skin (without pulling on it), and give your skin a nice detox by stimulating the cells.

LUNA 3 sends 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute (wow!!) into your pores. (BTW, the "T" stands for transdermal, which means "through the skin.") So basically, this handy skincare tool can clean your face better than pretty much anything else on the planet.


You can even use the FOREO app to help you develop a personalized cleansing routine that works for your specific skin needs.

Who knew so much power could be packed in such a small device? It's the perfect size to toss in your gym bag, comes with a cute little carrying pouch, AND is 100% waterproof so if you like to shower before you leave the gym, you can take it right in with ya.


The LUNA 3 also comes with a charging cord (of course), BUT that baby can last for up to 650 washes on One. Single. Charge. 👏

So grab your LUNA 3 by FOREO ($199) and say goodbye to those pesky post-workout breakouts!