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April 15, 2014

Do It Yourself Microdermabrasion!

Did you know that you don’t necessarily need to visit the beauty salon to minimize the signs of skin aging? It’s true! Thanks to treatments, such as at-home microdermabrasion, you can now erase fine lines and other minor imperfections in the comfort of your own living room! 

Microdermabrasion, more than just a scrub

In recent years, anti-aging treatments have become increasingly popular, and microdermabrasion is no exception to this trend, since it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and age spots. More effective than a regular scrub, it leaves the epidermis smooth, soft and, more importantly, even.

At-home microdermabrasion, the science of friction

Microdermabrasion is a rather straightforward mechanical technique. It involves rubbing skin with a product containing exfoliating ingredients. Most home microdermabrasion products are formulated with aluminum oxide micro-crystals. When these micro-crystals are used to gently scrub the face, they:
  • resurface the topmost layer of skin;
  • even out rough skin texture;
  • remove dead skin cells;
  • boost skin’s radiance.  
Good to know!
While the products now available on the market are effective, they can never deliver the same results as microdermabrasion performed in a clinic. You will need several at-home microdermabrasion sessions to achieve desired results.

Microdermabrasion, sensitive skin beware!

Microdermabrasion can make skin more sensitive. Pay special attention to any changes that may occur (redness, dryness, etc.) and reduce the number of treatments, if necessary.

Skin type: Number of treatments recommended
 After your microdermabrasion treatments, you will need to be especially vigilant about protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays. Be sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. An even better solution is a total sunscreen. 

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Do you have questions about home microdermabrasion? Drop by and meet one of our dermo-cosmetic consultants. She can steer you in the right direction!