Toni Braxton says she uses a vibrator on her face to 'activate' muscles as part of her skin-care routine

Toni Braxton is a singer and songwriter.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • Toni Braxton uses a vibrator as part of her skin-care regimen, she revealed in Vogue's "Beauty Secrets" video on Friday.
  • The singer said she uses the vibrator to "activate" the muscles under her eyes.
  • Braxton joked that she only uses the vibrator as a beauty tool rather than a sex toy.
  • "I haven't used it on anything else other than my face, OK?" she said.

Toni Braxton uses an unconventional method to combat under-eye puffiness.

After applying her moisturizer and eye cream during Vogue's "Beauty Secrets" video on Friday, the 52-year-old singer revealed that she rubs a purple vibrator across her face as part of her everyday skin-care routine.

"It is a vibrator," she said while holding up the Trojan Vibrations Power Wand Deep Massager to the camera, adding, "I call it a 'face tingler' because it tingles the muscles in my face and gets them activated and working."Advertisement

For optimal results, Braxton said she puts the vibrator in the freezer prior to using it under her eyes, an area that she said often reflects age.

Acknowledging that tools marketed as sex toys aren't frequently used in beauty regimens, the musician made a point to say that she uses the vibrator exclusively for skin-care purposes.

"I haven't used it on anything else other than my face, OK," she said.
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Braxton also shared a clip of the the video on her Instagram page and told her followers that the vibrator has three settings.

"There's 3 settings... but I wouldn't advise putting it on 3," she joked. Watch the Grammy Award-winning singer's full "Beauty Secrets" video below. Advertisement

While vibrating tools may not be a permanent fix to puffiness and wrinkles, experts have said that they do carry temporary benefits for people's skin.

"Vibrating facial massagers have a temporary effect on skin," Dr. Tanuj Nakra, a board-certified plastic surgeon with AVYA Skincare told The Zoe Report in June 2019, adding that the tools have been found to cause "increased circulation and chemical signals that can lead to pleasant-appearing skin swelling and flushing."

Nakra said that vibrating tools are "generally low risk" if used in moderation, citing "a limited association of nerve hypersensitivity with prolonged use."Advertisement

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