Microdermabrasion is a basic treatment that stimulates the skin to absorb the active ingredients of cosmeceutical anti-aging skin care therapeutic products.
Extensive clinical research has demonstrated that microdermabrasion is an especially effective exfoliant treatment that promotes the rejuvenation of aging skin.
Often called "microderm" for short, microdermabrasion exfoliates, the top layer of the skin- called the stratum corneum- essentially removing the dead skin cells that collect on the surface of the skin.
Think of it like brushing your teeth, microdermabrasion helps to gently remove the debris (in the case of teeth, plaque) that builds up on the surface.
Since it typically takes about 30 days for skin to regenerate, professionals believe it is beneficial to repeat microdermabrasion treatments every two to four weeks to sustain continued improvement.
Consistent microdermabrasion at home combined with sunscreen, along with clinically proven treatments with effective active anti-aging ingredients are shown to produce the best results.
Years ago, a professional treatment used a mini-sand blasting technique to scour away the outermost layer of old skin cells, then vacuumed up the residue.
While this basic premise hasn't changed much, the science and level of technology has turned microdermabrasion into a varied and sophisticated procedure involving diamond crystals, hydro-therapy and even dermal infusion.
The array in the number and types of DIY microdermabrasion at home facial treatments have grown exponentially as well.
The options range from a simple homemade DIY exfoliating sugar scrub, diamond or crystal infused professional scrubs, dermal planning devises and portable hand-held spa microderm devices, to home versions of microdermabrasion machines that mimic professional treatments.
All options work to "mechanically" remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells that collect on the surface of the skin to stimulate new cell growth and revitalize the skin which leaves the preferred method up to you and your aging skin concerns.
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While microdermabrasion at home facial treatments are effective for all skin types, sensitive and reactive skin types should consider introducing microdermabrasion using with the gentlest options available as treatments may prove to be an irritant to the skin.
To some people, even the mildest home microdermabrasion treatment can feel like washing your face with a very fine piece of sand paper.
Make your own natural skin care microderm exfoliating scrub.
Simply start with 1/8 cup sugar that you slightly moistened with little drizzle of a freshly squeezed citrus juice, dairy product, nut oil or olive oil and mix until a paste forms.
It's quick, easy and inexpensive.
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