Today's blog post is a review of one product that has totally changed my skincare routine & brought it to another level! :)
I have noticed major improvements in the appearance of my skin, that's why, after a couple of months of using this product, I can now safely do a very positive review on it!
I've had the PMD (personal microderm) since this past October, or November, and it took me so long to get this review up, just because I wanted to become familiar with it first and make sure that it really has such a positive effect on my skin, before recommending it to you.
It is a bit more on the expensive side (it retails at 179.00$), but it's totally worth the price, as a matter of fact, it'll save you up a lot of money, if you compare it to the cost of a microdermabrasion at your doctor's studio!
Plus, you can do it at home, and more often (it's recommended to use the PMD once a week, but not more often than that!)
What is microdermabrasion?
The idea behind microdermabrasion is that if you break-apart and remove the dead skin cells on the stratum corneum skin layer, the body will interpret this as a mild injury and rush to replace the lost cells with healthy new ones.
This process benefits the skin in numerous ways. When the stratum corneum is removed, the skin's surface, tone, and texture are visibly improved. The new cells generated during the healing process look and feel smoother. Many of the skin's visible imperfections- such as sun damage, blemishes, fine lines, and dark spots- improve as well.
Without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier, skin care products can be fully absorbed and the greater penetration helps maximize the product benefits. Skin care products are up to 20 times more effective when combined with microdermabrasion.
Whether microdermabrasion is performed in a professional setting, or in your own home with a do-it-yourself microderm device, the principle behind the treatment is the same.
(in the following pics you'll see my PMD device, exceuse the poor quality of the photos, they were taken with my videocamera..)
|PMD kit for a simple & effective microdermabrasion at your own home :)|
|In the kit, besides the device, you'll get a power switch adaptors, replacement discs for your face & other areas of your body and another cap (a larger one, that works with larger discs- for microdermabrasion of other areas on your body)|
|There is no battery for this unit, it is designed to run off of a power cord in order to mantain consistent performance.|
How to prepare your skin for the treatment?
Thoroughly cleanse your skin. Make sure that it is free from all make up, dirt and oils.
Once the skin is clean, allow it to dry completely before you begin. A dry skin surface is particularly important because it allows the Microdermal Exfoliator to work properly and effectively. If the skin is damp or clammy, the disc will be unable to smoothly glide over it.
Your first treatment should be with the white training disc. This should help you practice before using a real disc.
After practicing with the white disc, move on to the blue disc, which is the most gentle. Use the small disc for face and delicate areas and the large disc on your body.
In the kit you'll also get the green disc (medium strenght abrasion).
The positive effects I've noticed on my skin:
- After the treatment, my skin feels smoother and looks more radiant.
- My skin is less prone to breakouts and blemishes, my complexion has become clearer.
Happy & radiant after the treatment.
The results were noticed by my hubby & by my colleagues from work too!
How I use this device?
- Use your free hand to pull the skin tight in the treatment area. Move PMD in an upward motion across the skin (do not make more than two passes over one area during the treatment.)
Following the treatment, use a toner to neutralize the ph balance in your skin and a recovery moisturizer (I personally like to use La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, but you can also use products from PMD Professional Skincare range).
- Let your skin recover (wait 6-7 days between treatments).
I use it even less frequently, I find that it works well even when used once every two weeks!
For all the additional info + DEMO on how I use the PMD device, check out here:
After the treatment, my skin is more beautiful& younger looking!
This device is also great as an anti-age treatment :)
When I first got the device, to be honest with you, I was super excited, because there has been a lot of hype going on around it!
Some of the biggest names on youtube beauty community had done extra positive reviews of this device.
Before making my review, I wanted my initial excitment to pass, I wanted to forget all about what the other gurus had said, and...see for myself, test it on my own skin, to see how it really works!
Now, after months of using it, I can invite you all to get your own set order it here!
(For my lovely readers, there is a discount coupon code, just enter MissFashionKitty at checkout!)
(I promise, I'm not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid to write this review!!!)
If you have already tried this device, share your experiences with me in the comment's section!
I hope you found this review helpful, if you liked this post, please share it with your friends & help me out in spreading the word about my blog!
Thank you so much for all your support ♥
Kissss from Italy,