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At-Home Microdermabrasion Systems That Will Save Your Skin

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You’ve probably seen a home improvement show on HGTV easily transform rough-hewn wood into something as smooth and soft as baby skin and wondered, “Would that power tool work on my skin?” While the obvious answer is no, that’s only because you need a better tool to help transform your skin.

In the similar vein of sanding, microdermabrasion is a skin-rejuvenating method that improves skin texture and tone by gently removing superficial dead skin, layer-by-layer. Beauty care companies offer kits and scrubs to use in your home. At-home microdermabrasion treatments are an effective substitute that use the same principle of that spa model, but are gentle enough to use once a week, with most under $100.

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion

While you can be pampered with a microderm treatment at a high-end spa in about an hour, the reality is we don’t have time during the week for such indulgences. Luckily, this scrub by The Body Shop is not only one of their best-sellers, but it boasts 20 times the Vitamin C of an orange for extra excellent skin boosting power.

Boots No 7 Total Renewal

Praised for its capacity to even out skin tone and spots, women love how a painless procedure can change the appearance of skin by improving fine lines, pores, spots, mild acne scarring, and induce collagen production. Boots No 7 contains aluminum oxide micro-crystals that show noticeable change in just four uses.

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion Kit

While at-home microdermabrasion treatments are safe to use, for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, be cautious and use less often than the instructions on these products indicate as you might experience further breakouts. Neutrogena is well-known for their sensitive skin formulas and their kit includes sensitive skin-approved single-use puffs pre-dosed with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers for the perfect degree of gentle exfoliation.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skincare

It is important for women with olive undertones in their skin, or medium to dark skin to consult with a professional as some skin types have reported their skin conditions worsen over time with these treatments. A highly recommended brand by dermatologists is Dr. Brandt. This formula contains pharmaceutical-grade crystals, lactic acid, and soothing botanicals similar to watch professionals use.

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Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System

Multiple step systems can seem complicated at first, but if 90 percent of users of Olay say they love it, it’s worth the extra step – or two. Their brush includes three speed settings to customize your facial care routine: daily gentle cleansing, daily deep cleansing and microdermabrasion. For those with sensitive skin, try the low setting with the polisher and if needing a major exfoliation, thermal crystal polisher helps gently polish away dull patches.

PMD Personal Microdermabrasion System

The mother ship of personalmicroderm systems, the PMD Microderm replicates the treatment given by professionals by using the same Aluminum Oxide crystals on the patented spinning discs. The hand-held tool uses vacuum action to gently pull skin towards the disc for optimum exfoliation. The system also includes several levels of exfoliating discs for a custom and controlled intensity. With PMD, women of all skin types are able to rejuvenate their skin and build brilliant confidence. The PMD Personal Microderm tool unclogs pores, smoothes, evens tone, reduces blemishes and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Microdermabrasion

Kiehl’s is a cult-favorite and their polishing cream boasts something we have honestly never thought we needed, but are dangerously aware we do… “diatomatious earth.” Sounds legit. Diatomatious earth is crushed microshells derived from ocean sand – as well as a powerful ingredient used by dermatologists to perform micro-dermabrasion procedures. The formula further helps to soothe skin (the earth can be rough) with a blend of Willow Herb and nurturing sea algaenates.

What are some of your favorite at-home microdermabrasion treatments? Let us know in the comments below.

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