Microdermabrasion is the ultimate skin glow-up treatment and here’s why

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Want a skin treatment that’s going to give you instant results, make your skin smoother than a 90s Brad Pitt and glowier than any highlighter could fake?

We’ve got one (slightly hard to spell) word for you: microdermabrasion. 

This super exfoliating skin treatment removes all the icky surface layer skin cells on your face, to reveal the true (and more youthful) you underneath. 

There’s many different types of microdermabrasion treatments (including hydro microdermabrasion and at-home options), but most are based around mechanical exfoliation using diamonds or crystals. 

The treatment isn’t painful, but a little discomfort is totally worth it to reap these benefits…

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Smaller pores

The intense exfoliation of microdermabrasion helps to unclog and eliminate skin congestion, often resulting in smaller looking pores. bh member Lili173 says, “I highly recommend it. Your makeup goes on better, moisturising seems to work better and you can also get away with wearing no makeup.”

An improvement in skin texture

Similarly, the removal of dead skin cells refines the skin’s texture for a smoother look and feel. “I have had microdermabrasion, many, many times, and it has improved the texture of my skin. The results have been remarkable for me.”, says bh member sassylily.

Clearer skin

If you think acne-prone skin wouldn’t benefit from microdermabrasion, it’s actually quite the contrary. As well as being excellent for aiding decongestion, the non-invasive treatment can lift off any dead skin cells that may be trapping bacteria and oil. 

“I suffer from acne skin, blackheads, white heads, uneven skin tone, and massive pores. I grew up with bad skin, covering my face with a whole chunk of makeup”, says bh member GlamcoByDana. “I started [microdermabrasion] about five years ago. In the beginning I would have regular weekly treatments, then slowly fortnightly and then monthly. It was costly at the start, but it was well worth it. After a month, my friends began to question me about what I had done to my skin.” 

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Even skin tone

Those with acne-scarring and surface pigmentation may also see an improvement in skin tone with continued treatments. By removing dead skin cells, microdermabrasion encourages new cell renewal, resulting in a brighter complexion.

Sensitive skin saviour

For those with sensitive skin, microdermabrasion can make for a great alternative to peels. “I have sensitive skin and can tolerate microdermabrasion, but not strong peels”, says bh member Linda_Vesinger. “For example, a pumpkin peel was way too strong for me and I’ve learnt to stay away from similar treatments, but I’ve had microdermabrasion in a salon and found my skin feels smoother, looks younger and a course over a few months definitely was worthwhile.” 

Have you ever tried microdermabrasion?

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  1. I have had one microdermabrasion treatment before but its not for me. My skin was a bit dry and after the treatment even more dry. I have to combined the treatment with HA mask.

  2. I tried an at-home microdermabrasion product a little while ago but it felt too harsh on my skin. I might end up using it as a body scrub.

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  3. Having microdermabrasion is a hit or miss exercise, depending who does this. My friend had this done some years ago, her skin died, went black in so many patches and has never been the same again.

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