So you’re in the market for a relaxing spa day. You’re looking for all of the luxury-without sacrificing the money you’ve scraped together for a fall shopping spree. Well, why not plan a spa day from home? Most of the latest skincare techniques traditionally reserved for the spa or dermatologist, are now available in products that you can use from the comfort of your own home, at a fraction of the price. One such treatment is microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a popular skincare treatment. It’s a short, non-invasive procedure that gently removes the outermost layer of your skin. This exfoliation process stimulates cell regeneration; revealing a brighter, more even skin-tone; perfect for fighting that dull, dry skin that many of us suffer from during the colder months. Given the dismal situation in most of our pocketbooks; more and more women are trying microdermabrasion products, instead of going to the spa.
This treatment is perfect for women in their twenties and early thirties who are just beginning to notice the effects of age and sun damage on their skin. Avoid further damage by taking preemptive care of your skin (and as always, wear sunscreen!). Plus, it’s simple! You don’t need to be a professional to give yourself this simple and effective treatment.
Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat the face and neck. It can successfully smooth skin texture, reduce the appearance of superficial wrinkles, scars and fine lines. It can diminish sun damage, age spots, and large pores, and even help treat acne. Keep in mind that this process only treats the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin. To reduce deep wrinkles and scars, you should consult your dermatologist.
Microdermabrasion products provide you with all the tools and instructions necessary to revitalize your skin from your very own bathroom. Most microdermabrasion at home products include specially formulated creams or rejuvenation masks. Some more comprehensive kits include a rotating device or exfoliation tool. Some tools simply buff your skin, as a loofa would; while others blasts away dead skin with concentrated crystals. The tool will differ depending on the kit.
Performing microdermabrasion from home takes only a few simple steps. First, wash your face thoroughly with warm water. Next, apply the cream. It may have thermal action, which works to open your pores, releasing dirt and excess oil. If there is a hand-tool, use it to gently message your skin in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes (or simply use your clean hands). Finally, wash your face. For best results, repeat this process as directed, normally 2 to 3 times a week.
You may experience some redness for a few minutes following the treatment, but microdermabrasion is relatively painless. If you go out after the treatment, be sure to wear sunscreen, as your skin might be slightly more sensitive to the harmful effects of UV rays. If you suffer from very sensitive skin, you should consult your dermatologist before performing any skin treatments from home.
You can integrate microdermabrasion into your weekly skincare regimen, or indulge in a luxurious spa day. Light aroma candles, play your favorite music and enjoy this relaxing facial. Paint your nails, take a bubble bath; enjoy yourself! We all deserve some time to take care of our skin, and relax our minds and bodies.