Skin care experts have shown that microdermabrasion can be a beneficial treatment to improve the overall appearance of your skin, and it is becoming more popular as a skin care treatment to reduce the signs of aging.
When you consistently use a microdermabrasion machine, it helps to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, scars, fine lines, age spots, and sun damage.
Once people understand the benefits of microdermabrasion, they often wonder how to use microdermabrasion at home. You can usually find a local dermatologist or medical spa that offers microdermabrasion treatments, but it can be quite expensive if you are going in for treatments on a regular basis.
One of the most cost effective ways to use microderm on your skin is by purchasing an at-home microderm kit, because the one-time payment is much cheaper than paying for multiple appointments at a clinic.
When to Use Microdermabrasion
Most adults can benefit from microdermabrasion treatments, and these treatments can also be used for teenagers as well. Teenagers can benefit because it helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars and decrease acne breakouts.
Adults can benefit because microdermabrasion helps reduce the signs of aging.
A microdermabrasion treatment can be used whenever you are noticing uneven skin tone or skin problems that need to be corrected. Sometimes people find that it is beneficial to use microdermabrasion for several weeks in a row, and then they don’t need another treatment for awhile because their skin looks good.
A common question that people ask is about the frequency of treatments: how many microdermabrasion treatments can be done each week? It is important to be consistent with your treatment schedule, but you need to make sure that you aren’t using your microderm machine too frequently.
Microdermabrasion, How Long Between Treatments?
A good rule of thumb is to use microdermabrasion treatments on a weekly basis. In the beginning, you can start using the treatment every 6 or 7 days until you experience the results that you desire. Then, you can start to decrease the frequency to every other week or once a month.
Most people find that once a month treatments are sufficient for maintenance on an on-going basis.
If you are wondering when to get microdermabrasion , a good strategy is to pick a specific day of the week for your treatments, and then use your at-home microderm machine on the same day every week. For example, you might consider using it every Saturday, which will give your skin a day to heal before going back to work on Monday.
Most people don’t experience many negative side effects from microdermabrasion, although it is possible for your skin to get slightly irritated and have a pinkish color for up to 24 hours.
How to Do a Microdermabrasion at Home?
When you purchase your microdermabrasion machine, it will come with specific instructions to follow so that you can be sure that you are protecting the health of your skin. There are a few basic steps that should be followed:
- Cleanse the skin, using a gentle cleanser that is oil-free. Be careful to avoid harsh cleansers, because they could dry out the skin and cause the skin to be more sensitive during the microdermabrasion treatment. Remember that the microdermabrasion machine will help to remove build-up and impurities on the skin, so the initial cleansing process doesn’t need to get rid of all of the dirt.
- Next, pat the skin dry with a towel and allow your face to air dry completely. The microdermabrasion machine doesn’t work as well if your skin is clammy.
- Once the skin is dry, turn on the microdermabrasion machine and prepare to treat the skin. Use your free hand to pull the skin tight and then gently rub the head of the machine on your skin. Don’t do more than 1 or 2 passes on the same area of skin.
- After you have treated the whole area, turn off the microderm machine and then finish the treatment with a few skin care products. It is a good idea to use a toner immediately after the treatment, because toner balances your skin’s pH levels. Follow the toner with a moisturizer, to keep moisture in the skin and prevent over drying.
Keep in mind that you are trying to avoid sagging skin, so it is best to use the microdermabrasion machine in an upward motion as you are moving it on your skin. Downward motions might increase your risk of wrinkles and fine lines.
How to Use Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine?
Once you have learned how to use a microdermabrasion machine, then you can use any type of machine. There are many similarities between the types of machines that are available, and the main difference is the fact that they use different products on the head of the machine. For example, some machines use diamond tips and others use crystals instead.
But, even though they use different types of stones to create the friction that is needed, most of the machines work in a similar way. Each machine will come with specific instructions, and you can follow those step-by-step instructions in order to receive the most benefits from that particular machine.
What is the best moisturizer to use after microdermabrasion?
After your microdermabrasion treatment, you skin may be a little red and sometimes irritated. What helps is to apply a light moisturizer that will restore your skin and promote the healing process.
For a more adapted microdermabrasion after care you can use a fragrance free moisturizer which will help to keep your skin smooth and hydrated and give the ability for your skin to quickly heal and recover.
Such an adapted formula is available by PMD, it’s the PMD Professional Recovery Moisturizer.
Kendal Microdermabrasion Machine Instructions
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