Jennifer Aniston introduced it to Brad Pitt and Cindy Crawford swears by it. Microdermabrasion offers instant and noticeable results regardless of skin type, be it dry, oily or combination skin. And the side benefit? Say bye bye to your pore clogging primer, foundation or even concealer! Microdermabrasion can help your skincare penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and allows your make-up to go on silky smooth.
It is basically a deep exfoliation process, which is often described as feeling like a cats’ tongue gently licking your face. Non-invasive and painless, a tube-tip with vacuum suction is applied to the skin by a beauty therapist to mega-exfoliate any nasties lurking on your skin. You can spot target areas or go for the full face, with sessions lasting anywhere from 5–60 minutes. Even the hands, neck and décolletage will benefit from a ‘licking’.
Minimal to no recovery time is required and most people return to daily activity immediately afterwards. A very small percentage of people have reported minimal redness which disappeared within a few hours. So, thinking about squeezing in a lunch hour appointment? No problem, most natural-based skincare and make-up can be applied straight away after treatment.
There are two common types of microdermabrasion – crystal and crystal-less.
The newest style is crystal-less microdermabrasion where different sized abrasive tips are used to loosen dead skin cells while the vacuum suction tip keeps the skin surface cleared. This has become the most popular form of microdermabrasion as it is safer and allows the beauty therapist to treat crows-feet and the delicate areas close to the eyes and mouth.
Try one today and see the difference! Find out more about Microdermabrasion treatments here..