Top 10 LumiSpa Mistakes that Can Damage Your Device

The ageLOC LumiSpa is a revolutionary at-home cleansing device that has taken the skincare industry by storm. It’s no surprise that it’s currently the world’s number one device of its kind, as it’s packed with patented and exclusive technology that helps to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of your skin. However, like any device, it requires proper care and maintenance to ensure that it performs optimally. In this article, we’ll be sharing the top mistakes people make when using the ageLOC LumiSpa, and how you can avoid them for the ultimate skincare experience. From using the wrong cleanser to not replacing the treatment head regularly, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re new to the LumiSpa or a seasoned user, this guide will help you get the most out of your device.

Mistake #1: Dropping the Device

Dropping your ageLOC LumiSpa is one of the most typical mistakes people do. This may appear to be a simple error to avoid, yet it is all too common in the bathroom, which is a slippery environment. Remember that the LumiSpa is just waterproof, not drop-proof. Dropping the device can cause damage to the hundreds of functional parts within, making repair difficult or impossible.

Mistake #2: Using the Wrong Cleanser

Another common LumiSpa mistake is using the incorrect cleanser for their skin type. Nu Skin offers 5 different cleansers, each targeted to a specific skin type: normal to combination, oily, dry, sensitive, and acne treatment. Using the incorrect cleanser may not only fail to deliver the desired results, but it may also cause skin problems.

Mistake #3: Using Insufficient Amount of Cleanser

It is important to apply a sufficient amount of cleanser when using the LumiSpa. A typical mistake is to use too little, which might result in not receiving all of the device’s benefits. A good rule of thumb is to cover the device’s light blue inner circle with cleanser.

Mistake #4: Using a Cleanser that is not for LumiSpa

The ageLOC LumiSpa is designed to work specifically with Nu Skin’s treatment cleansers. Using a different brand of cleanser may not have the right viscosity, texture or ingredients to work effectively with the device or may potentially damage the skin.

Mistake #5: Using LumiSpa for too long

It’s important to use the LumiSpa for the recommended time of two minutes. Using it for longer can irritate the skin, cause redness, and even lead to breakouts. However, if you are targeting specific areas of your skin, such as your neck or décolletage, and you have applied more treatment cleanser to those areas, it’s okay to spend a bit more time on those specific areas to ensure they receive proper attention.

Mistake #6: Pressing too hard

Another common mistake that people make when using their ageLOC LumiSpa is pressing too hard on the device. This can cause irritation or redness on the skin, as well as potentially damage the device itself. To avoid this, it is important to use a gentle, gliding motion when cleansing your face with the LumiSpa. The device has been designed to do the work for you, so there is no need to apply additional pressure.

Mistake #7: Don’t move too fast

It’s important to remember not to move too quickly while using the device. Moving too quickly can lead to missed areas and uneven results. It’s best to take your time and make sure that you’re thoroughly cleansing each area of your face before moving on to the next.

Mistake #8: Removing the treatment head Incorrectly

One of the common mistakes people make with their ageLOC LumiSpa is removing the treatment head incorrectly. Many users tend to pull the head upwards, but this is not the correct way to remove it. The correct way is to hold the device head with your fingers, and gently pull it straight out. When you remove the head in an upward direction, it can cause damage to the little clamps on the device head, and potentially break them. To prolong the life of your LumiSpa treatment head and ensure that it performs optimally, it is important to always remove the treatment head correctly by pulling it straight out.

Mistake #9: Not replacing the treatment head regularly

It’s important to replace the treatment head on your ageLOC LumiSpa every three months to ensure optimal performance. The treatment head is made of medical-grade silicone and contains silver, which is antimicrobial. Simply washing it with water is enough to maintain it. However, after prolonged use, the bristles can become worn and and the device will not perform to the same level as when you first got it.

It’s important to note that there are different types of treatment heads available, including the gentle treatment head, which many people recommend for a more relaxing and enjoyable experience. The normal treatment head is also a great option, and for those who want something a little more intense, the firm treatment head is available.

By replacing the treatment head regularly, you can help ensure that your device is always working at its best, providing you with the best possible results for your skin. Don’t forget to replace your treatment head every three months to ensure optimal results.

Mistake #10: Not washing and drying the LumiSpa

Proper cleaning is essential to maintaining the longevity and effectiveness of your LumiSpa device. After every treatment, it’s important to remove the treatment head and rinse it thoroughly under running water to remove any residual treatment cleanser. Make sure to also rinse off the device itself and dry it thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid using paper towels as they can leave fibers behind. It’s also a good idea to store your LumiSpa in a dry place.

The treatment head of the LumiSpa is made of medical grade silicone and contains silver, which is antimicrobial, so it doesn’t require any special cleaning solutions or alcohol to kill bacteria. Just rinse it with water and it’ll be easy to maintain.

It is also good to note that the ageLOC LumiSpa is water resistant, but not water-proof so it is not recommended to submerge the device in water.


The ageLOC LumiSpa is an advanced cleansing device that can help to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of your skin. However, like any device, it requires regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure that it performs optimally. By following the guidelines outlined in this guide, you can help to prolong the life of your device and ensure that you always get the best possible results from your skincare routine. Remember to clean your device after every treatment, replace the treatment head every three months, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. With proper care and maintenance, your ageLOC LumiSpa can provide you with the ultimate in cleansing and rejuvenation for your skin for years to come.

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Emily Taylor

Emily is a health and beauty writer who is passionate about natural and high-quality products, as well as self-care. She aims to inspire others to prioritize their well-being through her writing.