The words dermabrasion and microdermabrasion both sound clinical, scientific, rough, and more than a little scary. Both techniques involve buffing away the top layer of skin to expose the newer, fresher, younger-looking skin underneath. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
Dermabrasion is the more drastic of the two procedures. Dermabrasion, which is usually done in a clinic by a professional, uses a handheld device with a very rough surface (like a wire brush) that penetrates deeply to peel off several layers of skin. After the procedure, because many layers of skin have been removed, the newly exposed skin can feel swollen, red, raw, and sore. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to ward off infection, and painkillers are sometime needed to help numb the pain that can occur. Those undergoing this procedure need to follow precautions afterwards, like no makeup for at least three full days, and limited sun exposure for at least three months.
But skincare experts agree that microdermabrasion, which is not invasive at all, can be done safely and regularly in the comfort of your home, with no recovery time needed. For microdermabrasion, you need only a specially formulated cream infused with fine particles that exfoliate the top layer of skin. Because microdermabrasion doesn’t go as deep as dermabrasion, the skin rarely gets irritated.
If you’ve never tried microdermabrasion before, the Micro-Pearl Dermabrasion Cream in your spring Yuzen box is a great place to start. It’s a very gentle ocean-based cream that carefully sloughs off dead skin cells with the help of micro-particles of luxurious pearl, fine pumice, and bamboo. It helps to refine the surfaceskin, which in turn encourages cellular turnover and helps stimulate circulation. It also contains other all-natural, ethically and locally sourced ingredients, like carrageenan red algae, spirulina, and soothing shea butter.
Use twice weekly after cleansing and be amazed at the difference! Find Spa Technologies’ complementary skincare products at www.spatechnologies.com.