What Is Microdermabrasion and How Can You Use It at Home

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Microdermabrasion is quite an intimidating word especially if you have absolutely no idea what it is. Microdermabrasion is basically a posh word for mechanical exfoliation – it works by using a hand held device tipped with diamond chips to gently abrade the skin. A bit like the way a nail file works to shape nails. The device works by removing the top layer of dead skin cells cleaning the face of impurities to remove the healthier and fresh skin cells underneath.

This form of exfoliation is much deeper than your standard exfoliating scrub. The microdermabrasion device will also help to stimulate the blood circulation beneath the skin resulting in rapid skin rejuvenation.

Where Can I get it?

You can either opt to have a microdermabrasion treatment in a spa or with a dermatologist, or there is the less expensive option of purchasing your very own home microdermabrasion device and to treat yourself. This option may sound a bit scary, but the treatment is surprisingly simple and involves moving the tip of the wand (device) over your skin.

What Results Can I Expect?

The question now is why is everyone talking about microdermabrasion and what results are we talking about here? Within one session the skin will feel extremely soft and smooth and is accompanied by a ‘glow’. Make up application will be much smoother and should look much more even on the skin. To see significant results for skin issues such as acne, aging skin, dull skin and clogged pores, a number of sessions would be necessary.

Skin Care After Microdermabrasion

It is very important that after using any microdermabrasion treatment that you apply sunscreen to the face when stepping outside. This should be done daily anyway in order to prevent from skin damage and the signs of aging, but is very important when using microdermabrasion. This is to protect the new layer of skin that is revealed after treatment.

Microdermabrasion at Home

Nowadays microdermabrasion at home is a much more convenient and affordable option than schlepping to the spa. The Glo-Me Microdermabrasion device is a convenient wireless device perfect for buffing the skin and ridding it of dirt and impurities. Though intense results can take a little longer to achieve and sometimes (depending on the device) the abrasiveness is lower than spa-grade tech. This can be seen as both good and bad – bad in that the results may take longer to achieve and good in that due to the lower intensity, the device can be used more often as part of your skincare maintenance regime.

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