Microdermabrasion is a form of manual exfoliation, which uses a device (as opposed to chemicals) to gently remove the layer of old, dead skin cells which sit upon our skin. Removing this layer leaves skin glowing, as only the young, healthy skin is visible.
There are two main types of microdermabrasion: crystal, and diamond. Crystal microdermabrasion devices spray fine crystals onto the skin, and a vacuum gently removes the crystals and the dead skin cells. Diamond microdermabrasion devices use a tip coated in diamond to gently scrape the dead cells, and a vacuum removes the cells from the surface of the skin. Diamond tip devices are great for a more thorough exfoliation, as they can get closer to the eyes, in the crease of the nose, and even over the lips safely.
Benefits of microdermabrasion include:
- cleaner pores
- minimized appearance of pores
- minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- improved tone
- improved texture