If you want an even skin tone and a better overall brightening to your skin, you’ll need to exfoliate on a regular basis.
There are many at-home microdermabrasion products out there, all with varying results and strength. I had the opportunity to try a newer microdermabrasion product called Microdermx, which has a simple two-step process.
One thing about Microdermx is that there is a longer length of time to use Step 1 than you would typically exfoliating. You will need to cleanse your face prior to using Step 1 and leave it slightly wet. Concentrate on specific parts of your face individually, such as your forehead, then the right side of your face, then left then chin area. Using only a pea-sized amount, spread out Step 1, which you’ll find to be gritty like sandpaper, but in a creamy lotion-like base, then rub your skin in a circular motion.
Keep working Step 1 until it transforms from gritty to smooth. This takes anywhere from 1-4 minutes. Once you no longer feel that sandpaper grit, you’ll notice that “clumps” begin to form, this is the crystals mixed with your dead skin. Rinse this away and then apply a thin layer of Step 2, which is a botanical enzyme nutrient cream.
Microdermx recommends only using their system before bed and before a shower. Before bed because your skin will then have a break from UV rays or any makeup, and before a shower because you’ll have less moisture in your hands when trying to achieve the clumping-effect.
I loved that the gritty feel wasn’t too abrasive, yet effective enough to exfoliate my skin without making it red or raw. My favorite part, of course, was exfoliating the areas of my face with large pores (i.e. blackheads) and my forehead where I have a multitude of age spots (thanks to my teenaged years sunbathing without sunscreen.) Once I was done with Step 1, my skin felt baby soft. Due to the increase in circulation, it also had a nice glow to it. Step 2 made my skin feel smooth and I can honestly say this system brightened my overall skin tone and evened it out. Most especially under my eye area and along the sides of my nose where it tends to look ruddy.
Microdermx retails for $75 for the pair, you can buy each product individually ($49 and $39 respectively.) Have you tried it?
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