Taking better care of your skin is one of the things I’ve realised is essential once you’re in your mid-20s (along with actually having to exercise and suddenly taking an interest in curtains, apparently). While we know that things like facials and microdermabrasion are beneficial from a young age, treatments in a salon can get pricey. So when I saw a couple of bloggers raving about an at-home microdermabrasion device I was VERY intrigued. I’ve since got my hands on my very own PMD Personal Microderm* (RRP £135), and after trialing it for a few months it’s safe to say I’m a bit in love with it.
The PMD Personal Microderm is, as I mentioned, a tool for at-home microdermabrasion. The head features an changeable spinning disc that exfoliates dead skin cells, along with vacuum suction that increases circulation and also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This tag team is designed to leave you with smooth, refreshed skin that looks clearer and more radiant. To use, you hold skin taut and pass the PMD over it in upwards movements, creating the suction as you go. It’s important not to pass the tool over the same part of the skin twice, and it’s also recommended that you leave at least six days between sessions.
Although I am – as you all know – a fearless thrill-seeking risk-taker, I was still a bit concerned about whether using the Microderm would hurt or be uncomfortable. Y’know, what with that fast spinning exfoliating disc and all. However, I’m happy to report that it’s a totally comfortable experience – your skin just feels a bit like it’s got a very tiny hoover on it (which I quite like to imagine is sucking out all of the toxins and bad stuff – take that, Dyson). I also thought that my skin might be enflamed or irritated afterwards, especially as I have quite sensitive skin; but again, I was pleasantly surprised. It was slightly pink for like a minute or two, but after that I was amazed at how soft my skin was almost instantly. I also felt that certain areas of my face looked less congested straight away, especially around my nose where my pores are always blocked (sexy, I know). Of course it takes a few weeks of use for the full effects of the PMD to start showing, but that initial improvement was enough to convince me that this is a super-handy tool to have around.
- the PMD Personal Microderm (in a selection of colours, but my pink and white one is obv the cutest)
- electric power cord
- training disc for your first use
- additional discs, including ones for use on your body and ones best suited to sensitive skin
- 2 caps (1 for the face and 1 larger for the body)
- How-To DVD
Replacement discs can also be bought online, meaning that you can carry on giving yourself regular microdermabrasion treatments at home for many, many moons. Although the initial cost is a bit of an eye-waterer, the amount of use that you can get from this compared to the price of salon treatments really makes it worth it in my opinion. If you’re looking for a device that can up your skincare game then I definitely recommend giving the PMD Personal Microderm a go. You can pick it up here, or it’s also sold on websites including Look Fantastic. TREAT YOSELF, GURLS.
Have any of you tried the PMD Microderm, or would you like to? Let me know in the comments!