If you’ve been reading bylaurenjane for any length of time, you’ll know that skincare is high on my agenda. I overhauled my skincare regime around 18 months ago, and now spend my money on good quality skincare, rather than on makeup.
When I was younger I did go through a phase of having regular facials, but now it is only on special occasions, or spa days, as I feel I have a pretty good routine, not to forget that I now have a mortgage, so I tend to invest in a product, rather than a one off treatment.
When I was asked if I’d like to try PMD’s at home microdermabrasion*, I thought this may be exactly what my routine had been missing. I currently only use acid’s to exfoliate; I use Pixi Glow Tonic daily and Alpha H Liquid Gold once or twice a week.
What is PMD Microdermabrasion?
PMD Microdermabrasion works with a spinning aluminium oxide crystal disc and suction. It is an exfoliation, aimed at minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores. There are four different strengths of discs, depending on the level of exfoliation and your skin type. The benefits are said to be an even skin tone and texture and also the resulting increase in benefit from your skincare products.
How Have I used PMD Microdermabrasion?
You are directed to use PMD Microdermabrasion once per week, so it is easy to incorporate into your current routine; I’ve been setting aside some time on my Sunday evening. I first tried this a few weeks before my holiday, using the white ‘training disc’, which can also be used by those who have ‘ultra’ sensitive skin. My skin can be reactive, especially if I use poor quality products, or post sun exposure, and as such I made sure I started off with the training disc. I’d only had one microdermabrasion facial previously, so my skin hadn’t built up a tolerance.
I had read that you should not use this prior to sun exposure, therefore I didn’t use the PMD Microdermabrasion until a week after I returned from my holiday. The second time I used the PMD Microdermabrasion, I used the grey disc which is termed ‘very sensitive’, as I have on the third use. I’ve found my skin to be a little pink initially, which soon calmed down. You are advised not to go over a single area twice. I start by cleansing my face, ensuring it is completely dry, then use the PMD Microdermabrasion in straight lines starting from my jaw line and working my way up and out. Once I’ve completed one round, I complete a second. Finally I cleanse my skin with a gentle cleanser such as Garnier Micellar Water and then apply Perricone MD Chia Serum, and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. I do find the suction struggles around and on my nose, but I guess that is because it isn’t a flat surface.
What are my results?
Straight after using the PMD Microdermabrasion my skin looked slightly pink, but baby soft. I found the products I used immediately afterwards were absorbed quicker than usual, as if my skin is literally drinking in the products. The morning after the third use, I could see that my skin had a visible glow, and a couple of discolouration marks from old blemishes appeared less visible. I’ve not been wearing any makeup other than mascara during the week for the last few weeks, as my skin has looked so clear. Given the improvement in the blemish marks I’d had, I think someone with acne/scarring would see a massive improvement in their skin after using this (I know other bloggers and YouTubers have reported this online).
There is currently £15 off the PMD Microdermabrasion, so I’d recommend picking one up now!