Microdermabrasion is getting popular with time and it is mainly used for anti -aging. It will slough off dead cells and dull looking skin for a younger and healthy glowing skin. Contrary to what many people believe, the process can also be done by you at the comfort of your home; all you need is the right machine. Doing at home is more time and cost effective and hence it is something you should consider. It will save you the time you will spend going across time to spend a lot of money in the spa.
Normally, there are mainly two primary types of microdermabrasion machines: those that use aluminum oxide crystals and those that use a diamond tip.
The original machines used aluminum oxide crystals whereby they are sprayed on the skin then removed using a vacuum. The crystals are the ones that will slough off dead skin which is mainly the top layer of the skin. Even though it is the initial method, it is still widely used though the crystal home kits are rare to find. This is because there is a high possibility of mishaps such as the crystals getting in to the sensitive areas of the face. There is also a lot of crystal cleanup that is needed after the treatment and it may be hard to do it on yourself at home.
The more improved version of the machine is the diamond tip machine. The diamonds are applied to a steel base and used for abrasion. The diamond wands are responsible for stripping the skin and vacuuming it to remove dead cells. This is more preferred especially for home as compared to crystal tip because: It is easy to use at no, it does not create any mess, it is gentle on skin, the tips can be used time and time again, and there is no chance of stray particles going where there are not supposed to.
In order to get a good at home microdermabrasion machine, the following should be considered:
Suction power: It should not be too strong or too weak. If it is too weak it may not do the exfoliation well and if it’s too strong it will irritate the skin, so there should be a balance
Tips used: Even though you may decide to go for the diamond tips, different machines come with different tips and in some instances you may need to buy additional tips.
Ease of use: your machine of choice should be easy to use, it should be easy to set up and clean. Not all machines are the same.
Portability: Your choice of machine should be easy to carry around.
Features/accessories: Different machines have different features and accessories. There are some that come with digital screens, some with automatic settings while others even come with a conversion kit. It all depends with the machine.
Cost: The machine should be of high quality and at the same time give value for money.