It certainly is nice to go to a spa and have a professional facial, which can often include a peel or a microdermabrasion session, but this just may not always be a treatment that is within your budget.
AT HOME MICRODERMABRASION KITS
As skin care companies become more aware of what customers want, they are increasingly bringing spa type products to the market for at home use, and I’m glad to say that many companies offer peels and/or microdermabrasion solutions that you can use in the privacy of your own home. Safe and also highly effective, microdermabrasion products address issues such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dull and dehydrated skin and clogged pores.
BENEFITS OF MICRODERMABRASION KITS
Some benefits of microdermabrasion kits:
Your serums, moisturizers and wrinkle related formulas, work better as a result of the action of the peel/microdermabrasion
When dead skin cells are removed, your skin products are better able to penetrate the skin layers and do the good work they are designed to do with microdermabrasion
With microdermabrasion, constant skin cell turnover is vital for skin that looks and feels young, vibrant and healthy
Here’s a list of some of the best peels and microdermabrasion kits for home use on the market today:
A chemical peel and microdermabrasion in one, this product contains Glycolic, Lactic, Azelaic and Beta Hydroxy Acids. Applied to dry skin, this rinses off with no residue and leaves the skin soft and radiant.
Called ‘nature’s gentle microdermabrasion’, Origins offers a paraben free product that also has rice starch cushioned in cream to refine skin, lemon oil to give you a glow and aloe to keep your skin supple and comfortable. A definite keeper.
While the product itself has a slightly gummy feel, it provides great exfoliating action and leaves the skin with a healthy color and silky feel. A combo of lactic, glycolic, tartaric and citric acids do a job on dullness and blackheads.
I love that this product has an adjustable dial that starts you out with a less powerful microdermabrasion product and increases the intensity over about a two month period. You use each level for two weeks before turning up the dial. Really addresses fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Created for Asian, Latino and African American skin tones, this product line prevents and treats problems unique to brown skin. A two part set, including an adhesive mask and an a Hydrating Booster Serum with Hyaluonic Acid to use afterward, this peel uses natural ingredients including soy and pomegranate to give you beautiful skin.
With all this emphasis on peels and microdermabrasion for your face, don’t let your hands fall by the way side. It’s just as important to treat your hands, as well as your neck and chest, with all the care you do your facial skin. Rich with shea butter and boasting skin revitalizing Salicylic Acid, your hands will be smooth and young looking with regular use of this hand treatment.
When starting a program of peels or microdermabrasion, make sure to use products that are appropriate for your skin type and be sure not to overuse them, especially in the early stages. Skin needs time to acclimate to cell sloughing, so go easy in the beginning so you can avoid unnecessary skin irritation. With varying ingredients and recommendations for frequency of use, finding a peel or microdermabrasion product for home use can be a fun and educational process, not to mention how great your skin will look while you are learning!