Crystals for your skin!
What happens during microdermabrasion is that tiny crystals are used to lightly abrade the skin's surface, exposing better looking skin. This treatment is also known as power peel, Parisian peel or particle resurfacing. It basically exfoliates the stratum corneum, the skin's outermost layer. This brings a fresh glowing skin to the surface, removes sun damage and reduces scars and dark spots. That too, after a single sitting of 30-40 minutes!
The good news is not only can you buy the machine used for microdermabrasion and use it at home; you don't even need an anaesthetic since there is no pain! In case you're suffering from a skin abnormality or would like to fight aging skin, this treatment's for you. It's also an efficient remedy against acne. But it must be repeated periodically for long term results. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, feet and hands.
During microdermabrasion the machine shoots micro crystals across the targeted skin patch. This is called the exfoliating process. Â The machine then collects the leftover dead skin cells and used crystals and gets rid of them. The outer skin layer is gradually removed without affecting the lower skin layers. This action has a skin polishing effect that helps iron out wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps in lightening chicken pox or wound scars, unclogging pores and improving the skin's moisture retention ability.
After each sitting and until your next one, you will need to apply specialized lotions and creams to the treated area. You will experience a mild redness of skin for a couple of hours after the procedure. A sitting can be repeated after a gap of ten days. Usually six sittings are good enough to achieve long lasting results. But always steer clear of the area around the eyes, ears and mouth.
In case you're wondering WHY crystals of all things! The reason behind this is that aluminium oxide crystals are abrasive and they happen to be the second hardest mineral after diamonds. The irregular shapes of crystals make them an ideal exfoliating agent. Plus, if they get ingested by mistake they cause no harm since they are non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. Actually, being an inert material, aluminium oxide has no side effects or allergic reactions.
As if that's not enough, crystal microdermabrasion is one of the most affordable ways to get great skin! And it's become ever more so now that you can buy your own home microdermabrasion kit complete with pump and compressor. So, what are you waiting for?! Power peel your way to a more radiant you!
THE BENEFITS OF CRYSTAL MICRODERMABRASION
Oily skin: Better skin texture, reduced imperfections, a more clear skin
Dry and sensitive skin: Products used after treatment work better, improved elasticity
Mature and dull skin: Cell regeneration, reduced wrinkles and fine line, firm skin