It’s hard to know what’s best anymore. You need vitamin D from being in the sun to support your immune system, but the sun’s UV rays are bad for your skin. Cold weather is as hard on your skin as hot weather. Pollution, even small amounts in the environment, take a toll. Over time, your skin gets rougher, blotchy, and generally loses that youthful vigor and glow. That’s why so many people consider microdermabrasion. It restores the skin, without being invasive, like surgical dermabrasion or a facelift.
So, if you have wrinkles, fine lines, clogged pores, or uneven pigmentation, you’ll notice how a microdermabrasion treatment makes a big difference to your look quickly!.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that essentially sands your skin. This gentle sanding helps remove the thick, uneven outer layer. Less aggressive than dermabrasion, after a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin looks brighter and feels softer. Removing the top layer of skin injures the skin cells a tiny bit. So, the lost skin cells quickly renew themselves with healthy new cells. Amazingly, the whole process only takes about half an hour.
An applicator with an abrasive surface of fine crystals or a diamond tip gently sands away loose skin cells to rejuvenate your skin. The process doesn’t cause any real pain, but you might feel a little uncomfortable. For people between 35 and 50 years old, expect dramatic changes in texture, clarity, and skin elasticity. The treatments make your face look rejuvenated by encouraging your face to produce collagen. Repeating sessions every four weeks usually brings the best results.
Microdermabrasion treatments are ideal for people with acne, mild acne scars, or pink marks on the face, too. By clearing the pores, acne improves. Also, add a glycolic peel for even better results!
But if you some skin conditions, this treatment can cause breakouts or more irritation on your skin. So, don’t try microdermabrasion if you have:
- Active sunburn
- Open Sores
- Severe Acne
- Fragile Capillaries
Afterwards, your face might be a little pink. This color is perfectly normal, and exactly what you want! Within just a few hours, your skin loses the pink coloration but gains a fresh, youthful glow! But be sure to apply moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin.