I'll be honest, microdermabrasion is a bit rough on my skin. As I have said before on my blog, I have sensitive skin. I decided to do a little photo documentation, so you can see what I mean.
First off, here's what you need.
Hello random swollen foot of mine! Anyway, the microderm tool of course was provided to me earlier, but the Starter Kit has an Advanced Soothing Cleanser (60 ml), a Calming Neuro Neutralizer Toner (60 ml) and a Professional Recovery Moisturizer (15 ml). You can apply the products with a cotton pad or your fingers.
First, you need to properly use your microderm tool on your face. Want to see how red it leaves me?
Lobster! The boyfriend has been teasing me with how red my face is. Oddly enough, I did experience more bumps during the month I used my tool (once a week).
Granted, my face has been going crazy lately with stress and dry weather, but still. I'm only human!
So step 1 is using your microderm tool, step 2 is the cleanser. It's a slightly thick clear serum, almost the consistency of aloe vera but without a sticky after feel, and no fragrance.
Step 3 is the toner. It's a clear liquid that doesn't have much of a smell. While most of it will absorb into your skin, you can wipe any excess off with a clean cloth.
The final step is the moisturizer. This does have a fragrance to it, that isn't quite medicinal but is unlike any perfumed moisturizer I've ever tried. It's not unpleasant, but it's not my favorite either. It almost reminds me of dairy.
While the tool is used once a week, the products may be used both in your morning and evening routine. The cleanser helps to remove dirt, make up, oils and other impurities. The toner helps balance your skin's pH as well as preserve your natural oils. The moisturizer is the awesome stuff - I could bore you with details but the part you probably want to hear is it increases Catalase stimulation over 300% and Collagen expression 164% strengthening tissue and elastins for more vibrant younger looking skin.
So, did it work? Well you saw my before picture - here's what my skin looks like after applying.
Still red, but not as bad. My face calmed down and definitely felt better. Over the month, I did have less breakouts and I was complimented more on my skin than normal. I have to get into a better habit of moisturizing, but it's great to have products formulated to my microdermabrasion system.
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