Modern technology is a great thing, isn't it? I particularly love how it's changing the skincare industry. For example — did you know you can replace expensive dermatologist exfoliation treatments using at-home microdermabrasion devices? For the next few weeks, Daisy and I will be testing out pmd Microderm to see where it ranks on the list of the best at-home microdermabrasion devices. Then we'll report back on our findings! (So far, I've gotta admit we're both loving it.)
The Best At-Home Microdermabrasion Device
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What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that can be done at home or by a professional. A device with an abrasive tip (often sandpaper-like in texture) is used to slough away the outermost layer of skin cells. Because these cells are already dead, you won't feel any pain or experience any bleeding. The treatment allows a new healthier layer of skin to show.
Perks of At-Home Treatments
Cost: The top perk for me with an at-home treatment is the cost factor. Microdermabrasion at the salon costs $75 or more for one treatment. The pmd Microderm kit costs less than $200. A few versions even include hand and foot attachments so you can do at-home mani/pedi treatments! [The exact model we're testing is the pink personal pmd Microderm Pro device.]
Convenience: The convenience factor of at-home treatments is another huge perk for me. For those who aren't aware of this, I sold my car when I recently moved to Savannah. It's such a small city and really easy to navigate via biking or walking, so my decision was a no-brainer. It's one way I'm able to lessen my carbon footprint, which is important to me. (The side perk is that it also helps keep me in shape.)
However, it means I'm scheduling fewer trips to the salon because there's not one near my house. With the pmd kit, I can maintain good skin with weekly at-home treatments and only have to schedule salon visits twice yearly. I also don't have to worry about when an esthetician can fit me in or be concerned about heading into work with a bright red face after a lunch-time treatment.
Frequent Treatments: The pmd Microderm instruction booklet says you can do weekly treatments, which is exactly what Daisy and I have both been doing. A dermatologist's office typically suggests you wait a few weeks between appointments. More treatments = more opportunities for skin to turn over and renew itself!
Daisy will likely post on YouTube at some point to demo how easy it is to use, and we'll be back in a few weeks to show the results after regular weekly use. If you're signed up for our newsletter, you probably noticed we already listed it as one of our favorite beauty finds for the month! We both noticed that our makeup went on better and our skin looked smoother after just one use.