If you have read my blog before, you know that I am stickler for washing your face at night. Going to bed with a face of makeup is a huge no no. However, I know that we are all human and with all the Christmas parties, you are bound to fall asleep with your makeup on (trust, I too have fallen victim to late night parties!).
After awhile, my skin starts looking dull and definitely not party ready. So I was very excited to get the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System. This product is said to reduce fine lines and age spots. So what does it really stack up? Before we get into the product review, we should discuss what a microdermabrasion is and what to expect.
In short, Microdermabrasion is essentially a powerful mechanical exfoliation with an expensive machine in a spa or dermatologist’s office. It works by using tiny crystals to remove the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face, chest and hands.
Microdermabrasion is one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. Its benefits are many including: softening fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.
So how does the at home system stack up to the doctor’s office?
As an exfoliant, this at home system that cost under $20 did a really good job of exfoliating my skin! The device comes with exfoliating pads that lather up when you wet them. What you will notice is softer, smoother skin. I have been using it for the past 6 days and I plan to make this a part of my routine.
A microdermabrasion at a doctor’s office will run about $100-$150. Truth be told, I have not had this treatment at a doctor’s office, so I can’t compare the 2. However, I think this at home system is doing quite well!
If you are like me and have oily skin, exfoliating 3 times a week will help to remove oil build up. If you have dry skin, I would exfoliate once a week.
Merry Christmas All!!!!