I’m getting to be that age where my smiles are on my face just a touch longer than when I’m actually smiling. I’ve already decided that when the wrinkles come, I will love them and embrace them as part of my unique personality and spirit. However that doesn’t mean I can’t do the things that I can to stave them off as much as possible. Eating right, drinking water, using sunscreen are all things you can do to help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. One other tool you can use is a Personal Microderm Tool.
About the PMD – Home Microderm Abrasion Device
When you first open the PMD Home Microderm Abrasion Device, it looks simple enough. There’s a large base that isn’t too heavy and easily fits in your hand. There are 5 exfoliating discs included – 2 green discs and 3 blue ones. I would later learn that the blue discs are for sensitive skin and are great for first timers. The green discs are medium and I’ll graduate to those after my skin gets used to the treatment. There are also red coarse discs available, though those aren’t included in this kit and can be purchased separately. There are two sizes of discs as well – small, which is for use on your face and other delicate areas, and a large disc for use on your body. Also included in the box is the power cord for powering the tool.
Before using the PMD tool, I made sure to watch the instructional video, making sure I paid attention to the best way to move the tool across your face. What you want to do is hold your skin taught, and then move the PMD tool across your skin in an upward motion. You’ll be able to tell when the tool has a nice vacuum seal because there is a distinct difference in sound – kind of like when you’re vacuuming, you can tell when you’ve vacuumed up a sock. Then continue moving across your skin, making sure not to hold it for too long in one spot or to go over the same spot more than twice. For me, once I had a good suction, I would move the tool fairly quickly because the exfoliating disc is spinning, I know that it’ll still scrub as it moves. I would say that if it’s in one spot longer than 1 Mississippi, it’s probably too long and the speed of movement should be closer to the speed you use when brushing your teeth. I definitely recommend watching the included video for the “official” instructions for usage.
After using the tool on my entire face, there was a slight redness, similar to when you give yourself a good scrub with a wash cloth – nothing too serious for me. The big difference was when I gave my face a gentle wash afterwards. It was like I was washing silk or something. My face was unbelievably smooth and soft. Make sure you use a gentle toner and then follow up with a great moisturizer afterwards. Since that top layer of skin is removed, the new skin underneath is prime to soak up all the nutrients you can put on with your renewal or recovery creams. In the below pictures, you can see all of the old and dry skin the PMD tool removed. It’s kind of gross but I’m much happier that it’s not on my face!
Once you’re done, make sure you clean your tool to remove all the gunk that it has removed during treatment. And trust me, there will be gunk. Just clean the disc and cap with rubbing alcohol or antibacterial soap and rinse the black filter with warm water.
I used the tool about once a week for a few weeks and definitely noticed a difference. My skin looked and felt healthier so much so that my friends immediately noticed a difference – yes, even after the first use. The PMD acts as the ultimate exfoliator by scrubbing away the thin layer of dead skin that can make our skin look dull and not quite as fresh as we’d like.
If you’d like to do your own microderm abrasion treatments in the comfort of your own home, at a fraction of the price of professional treatments, check out the PMD Home Microderm Abrasion Device. It is currently available from Best Buy for $179.99. You will need to purchase replacement discs, since each disc lasts for 2-4 treatments, but those are very affordable at just $14.95 for a 6-pack.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I have received the reviewed product from Best Buy for free for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.