Younger looking skin. We all strive to get it, have it, keep it. But how do we achieve it? If you’re a regular reader, you know that skincare is my jam. My motto is Skin Care > Skin Cover and I’m always chattering on about the importance of taking care of your skin. And one of the habits I always recommend is regular exfoliation. The science is clear. Regularly removing dead skin cells is a sure way to a brighter complexion and a more youthful appearance. All manner of anti-aging lotions and potions are available and a great many are quite effective, but if you’re slathering all those good ingredients on dead skin cells, the newer skin cells are not getting the benefit.
Over the counter exfoliators are great for at-home exfoliation but nothing beats a trip to your dermatologist or esthetician for a deep exfoliation. Of course, those treatments can add up to big dollars over the long haul, so I’m happy to tell you about an at-home, professional-grade microdermabrasion system from Trophy Skin.
I received the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Microdermabrasion System, which is one of three at-home microdermabrasion products available. It’s designed to quickly remove the dull and dead skin cells that build up over time to reveal the brighter, more youthful skin beneath. When used regularly, this microdermabrasion system employs a diamond exfoliation and gentle suction action to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, visible pores and scarring. It also smooths and softens your skin for a more radiant look.
How To Use The Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Microdermabrasion System
Let me begin by saying that while I jumped at the chance to try this system, I was more than a little scared about performing microdermabrasion on myself. Diamond tips, suction systems, zones of the face, properly wielding the wand so as not to maim myself?! Come on! But, fear of the unknown aside, I persisted.
Of course, detailed instructions are provided and there’s even a How-To Video Guide on DVD to help you get the best results. The machine itself guides you through the entire process letting you know how long to spend on each section of your face and the proper technique.
The whole process takes about five minutes beginning on your forehead and moving through each section of your face and then on to your neck and chest. The exfoliator removes the surface layer of your skin promoting cell turnover and the suction increases blood flow and helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
The MicrodermMD is safe for all skin types including sensitive skin and it is recommended that you treat your skin twice a week for best results. Being of the sensitive skin variety, I’m going to start with once a week and see how it goes. Stay tuned for a follow up post in the coming weeks.
My Problem Areas And My First Treatment
My skin is in pretty good shape overall but there are some trouble spots that have been creeping up over the years and I would like to see some happy results in those areas. Notably, I’ve developed some minor discoloration around my mouth and chin and I’m anxious to see if the MicrodermMD will help diminish the appearance of those dark spots on my cheeks. There’s also a pore thing happening around my nose that I swear was not there a couple of years ago!
Bare naked skin by Patranila.
I have to say, all initial trepidation aside, my first treatment went very smoothly, once I steadied myself, of course. As with any microdermabrasion treatment, there was some redness left behind after each stroke, but that faded quickly. A word to the wise, you have to work quickly because some sections of the face only get a few seconds before you have to move on to the next one. And if you’re a slowpoke, some spots may get missed. It’s really important to follow the machine’s lead because the auto mode, which is for beginners, cycles through the different levels of speed and suction that are appropriate for each area of the face. Don’t be stuck on your eyes when you’re supposed to be doing your cheeks. No bueno!
Overall, I liked my treatment with the MicrodermMD and I’m looking forward to making it a regular part of my skincare routine. It also comes with an extraction tip for deep cleaning pores, which I sorely need, and an infusion tip that pushes creams and serums deep into the skin for better absorption.
I will do a followup post in a few weeks so you can see my results, so stay tuned!
Get A Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Dermabrasion System For Yourself
Want to join me on this skincare odyssey? Great! You can get a MicrodermMD system for yourself by visiting Trophy Skin and using code PATRANILA for a 15% discount! Free shipping is included and the device comes with a 60-day no-hassle return policy and a 3-year warranty. For your shopping convenience, I’ve created a product board on Maven that features a few other Trophy Skin products including a more portable microdermabrasion device and more.
UPDATE: After seven weeks using the MicrodermMD, I’m pleased to report I’ve seen great results. Here’s a link to my post with a video demonstration of the at-home microdermabrasion system. Enjoy!
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