After opening your spring Yuzen box and spying the DERMA•E Microdermabrasion Scrub inside, you might be wondering: What is microdermabrasion, anyway? We’ve always wondered, too, so we did a little research, and here’s what we discovered:
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 sometimes 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, your new Microdermabrasion Scrub is a great place to start. This organic, gluten-free formula gently buffs away dullness and smooths out tiny fine lines and other skin imperfections, resulting in a healthier, glowing complexion. It’s a salon-quality formula featuring an exclusive crystal blend of Dead Sea salts and volcanic sand, plus natural, enriching ingredients like grapeseed and vitamin E.
Browse DERMA•E’s entire product line at www.dermae.com; it includes cleansers, moisturizers, toners, serums, and more that are all specially formulated to work together to help make a real difference in thelook and feel of your skin.