Chelsea and I both recently acquired a PMD Personal Microderms and I can't even tell you how excited I was for this little gem. I've learned all about microdermabrasion and its benefits in aesthetics school, and honestly it is one of my favorite treatments to do on clients and have done to myself so far. So even though one day I will be hoping that you will become a client of mine and that you'll come see me in my spa so I can do a microdermabrasion treatment on you, I'll just let you in on this little secret that will help you save a lot of money in the meantime. Then you can come get all the other fun treatments from me instead! ;)
For those of you who aren't super familiar with microdermabrasion, here is a little background. Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny aluminum dioxide crystals to buff away the surface layer of skin. The idea is that if you remove or break up the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, the body interprets that as a mild injury and rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones. This leaves your skin feeling immediately softer and smoother (you'll want to touch your face but try to avoid it so bacteria doesn't get back onto it) and also allows product to penetrate deeper into the lower layers of skin. Estheticians recommend that you get these treatments done at regular intervals because this influences faster cell turnover which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also helps with acne and acne scarring.
Doing this treatment at home on your own might sound a little scary but as long as you are very thorough in reading, watching and following the directions and you understand the concept, I think this little baby could be a game changer. Know that there is mild redness and swelling that may occur immediately after your treatment but it should subside anywhere from an hour to a day or two. (I use mine at night before I go to bed and when I wake up the redness is gone, but everyone is different.)
I was able to use mine last Sunday night and I have already seen a huge difference in my skin. I have combination, acne prone skin and I have a lot of blackheads that never go away (true story, makeup is magic). I have already seen a difference in the texture of my skin, its so smooth now, and pore size seems to be minimized because it helped unclog my pores. I can't even wait to see the results of my second treatment! Chelsea and I will do an update post about this amazing product after we've had the chance to do multiple treatments so we can share the results with you!
Last thing, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I bet you thought I forgot, huh? Nope! I love today and I am so excited to see every one's costume posts! I hope you all have such a fun day! Be safe!