Everything You Need To Know About: Microdermabrasion

If you haven’t tried microdermabrasion, please stop reading this article and book an appointment right now. Trust me, you will thank me later!

What actually is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion (microderm) is a procedure that basically sands away the top layer of your skin. By damaging (trust me, your skin will thank you) the outer layer of your skin, you’re actually stimulating cell production in the deeper (more important) layers of the skin.

Why do I need it?

The great thing about microderm is that it will benefit almost any skin type. Whether you’re fighting dark spots, aging, patchy skin tones or even dry skin, microderm is the solution.

By polishing away the outer layer of dead skin, microdermabrasion helps to boost collagen production, which leaves you with fresh, healthy skin.

Booking in a microdermabrasion session a few days before a big event will leave you glowing and refreshed, and make a great base for makeup application.

Probably the biggest benefit of microdermabrasion for me is my skin’s newfound ability to absorb skincare products following the treatment. This allows products to penetrate deeper into the skin, which means you waste less of your expensive ass skincare products and get better results.

What NOT to do

Whatever you do, do not buy one of those at-home microdermabrasion kits! Although microderm doesn’t actually hurt, it is a pretty invasive procedure and it’s definitely not worth the risk of damaging your skin to try to save a few bucks. After getting professionally microderm-ed three or four times, I considered myself an expert (WRONG) and tried an at-home treatment. I ended up with a bunch of bruises on my skin from poor technique, AND found the results to be minimal compared to previous professional sessions. If you can’t justify getting this treatment done professionally, seriously do not risk doing it yourself, it’s not worth it.

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Post-microdermabrasion skin

What do

I personally get my microdermabrasion during a longer facial, but you can just pay for the microderm bit. My facial is pretty high-tech, with LED light therapy and sonophoresis, so combining this with microdermabrasion leaves me with the most amazing skin ever.

 

 

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The 3 Most Vital Beauty Tools That You Need Right Now

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We live in a world of smartphones, smart homes and tech-ed out everything, so why not smartify our beauty regime?

If your skincare routine involves a cleanse/tone/serum/moisturise and maybe even an occasional mask, good work, but maybe it’s time to take it up a notch. New active ingredients or trendy instagram-worthy packaging will only get you so far, so why not enhance the skin (and products) you already have with the help of beauty tools?

Here are some that are definitely worth adding to your bathroom cabinet this year.

Dry Brush:cactus-long-handle-brush-2-640x640

Dry brushing isn’t exactly new, in fact it’s actually an ancient practice dating back to *too long ago for me to look up*BC. It really is as simple as it sounds, you brush your body (whilst dry) in upwards motions towards the heart.

Dry brushing has a string of benefits including exfoliating the skin, stimulating the lymphatic system and even reducing cellulite.

I just started using this bad boy but I’ll be sure to check back in with my results!

Cactus Long Handle Brush – $19.00 (The Body Shop)

 

Clarisonic Mia 2:

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I don’t think anything will ever replace the love I have for my Clarisonic Mia 2. I have friends (actually my mum but shh…) who have used the Foreo range and I don’t know what it is but I still swear by the Clarisonic.

I know you have to change the head (as opposed to the Foreo), but my skin just looks and feels amazing when I use my Clarisonic on the reg.

Clarisonic Mia 2 – $219.00 (Mecca Cosmetica)

 

Facial Massager:oils-of-life-twin-ball-facial-massager-3-640x640

If you’re not massaging your face every day, what the f*ck are you doing with your life? Facial massages not only FEEL amazing, but they are so damn good for you. Massaging your face with a serum or oil helps the product to absorb into your skin while helping with lymphatic drainage. TLDR: nice skin, no puffy face, looks good, thumbs up!

Oils of Life Twin Ball Facial Massager – $49.00 – (The Body Shop)

 

What are your essential beauty tools? Let me know in the comments below!