When it comes to anti aging, let’s face it, some people go to great lengths to stay young. In the battle to bring back that youthful glow, microdermabrasion has been getting quite a lot of attention. Ever heard of it? Well, here is what you need to know.What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion, or microderm as some call it, is an anti aging procedure done with a powerful machine. If you head on to your favorite (high end) spa or make an appointment with your dermatologist, you will probably be given the choice of crystal microdermabrasion or the latest diamond microdermabrasion.
You can think of microdermabrasion as a super exfoliator kind of deal. Kind of like sanding your skin, what microdermabrasion does is that it removes the very top layer of dead skin cells revealing fresher, newer, younger skin below.
The Benefits Of Microdermabrasion
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoothens skin
- Reduces appearance of scars
- Tightens pores
The Bad Side of Microdermabrasion
- Hypersensitivity to sun exposure
- The cost
Think about it, you will be taking away the outermost layer of your skin. Yes, revealing young and fresh skin… young and fresh skin that is super sensitive to the sun.
And as for the cost, let’s just say that these sessions don’t come cheap, and you will need to have a series of them to reach desired and noticeable effects.
It is true that microdermabrasion can do wonders for your skin. So, if you do decide to jump on this skin care bandwagon, here are a couple things you should factor in.
Be ready to stay out of the sun and stack up on sunscreen- way WAY more than you already do. Hypersensitivity, remember? What’s the point of taking out the bad just to expose the good to it’s number one enemy- the UV rays and the sun?
As for the cost, you have to remember that those powerful machines that buff away the bad stuff cost a pretty penny. So, unless you’re willing to pay about a hundred bucks a pop, there is a way around these pricey little spa trips.
Did you know that there are actually microdermabrasion home kits and creams that you can get? Add on the price of commuting as well as the time, it is a huge saver. But if you want to spend even less, there are some DIY microdermabrasion tricks that you can whip up right at your kitchen.