The at home beauty treatment market has really blossomed over the years in which I have being writing about beauty. I remember back in the day when to have a manicure and acrylic nails you needed to go to a salon, however, these days this can all be done at home. The same goes for waxing and tanning, there are so many options that it is sometimes hard to keep track of them.
Skincare treatments for home are, I would say, perhaps a little more behind, however there are still several options out there. One such option is the PMD Personal Microderm*, this aims to bring you professional results of microdermabrasion treatments at home.
Microdermabrasion if you have not heard of it before is the process which uses a method of both suction and exfoliation to remove the very top layer of skin, leaving fresh new skin underneath. I must admit, the idea of this at first sounded a little rough to me, I was sceptical somewhat as I did not know if this would be too harsh a process to be using on my skin. That being said, I was more than willing to give it a trial run.
The PMD Personal Microderm comes in four varieties, classic, plus, pro and man. Essentially the PMD Personal Microderm works by using exfoliating discs which are tailored to skin’s sensitivity along with suction. I have been using the classic version over the last few months and now feel ready to share with you my thoughts on this so far.
The classic PMD comes with three different discs which you attach to the device depending on how sensitive your skin is, or, depending on how far you are into the process of using the device. You don’t want to just jump in and use a disc which may be too harsh for your skin initially, you need to build up to that.
As you can see below, the classic PMD comes with three aluminium oxide discs. The white disc is the starter disc and for those with the most sensitive of skin, this has a rating of 0 on the PMD sensitivity scale on their website. The blue disc is 2 and the green disc is 3, the latter is the highest rating that I have however this does go all the way up to 8 which is a yellow disc. There are smaller discs and larger discs depending on the size of the area you want to address.
Having watched the tutorial disc that you are provided with and of course doing a bit of reading behind the product for research purposes, you only want to use this once a week. This gives your skin chance to rejuvenate after each treatment, therefore, this is not a quick instant fix to problematic skin. Patience is key.
Once you have your disc choice selected, you simply pop it on, attach the suction cap and then plug it in. This does rely on mains electricity; however, it does have quite a long lead on it so it should not restrict your ability to use it at all.
To use the PMD, you will first want to make sure that you have cleansed your face and that your skin is nice and dry. Using one hand to slightly pull the skin tight you then can glide the PMD over your skin gently. No pressure is needed at all as the suction does the work alongside the motion of the disc.
You must ensure that you don’t go over the same areas as this can lead to over exfoliation of this skin. I personally hold my hands up and admit that I have gone over the same areas during the same application whilst using the white disc. Whilst I personally have not experienced anything negative, please note that it is not recommended by the brand. Once the treatment is over you can then apply your evening/morning skincare.
Generally speaking, I have being using this of an evening once a week as I do notice a tiny bit of redness after use. Therefore, when I get up the next morning there is no evidence of having used this, other than for super soft skin.
As previously mentioned, this is a product which requires dedication on your part (albeit only once a week) and patience. I can definitely say that having now used this for a few months that I have noticed a difference in my skin. There is less noticeable pigmentation, my skin looks rejuvenated and refreshed and it feels so incredibly smooth.
Have you tried the PMD Personal Microderm?
The PMD Personal Microderm retails at a starting price of £135 and is available at PMD
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.