I’ve been wanting to try out microdermabrasion for quite a while now, however it’s quite expensive to have the treatment in salons and as I have very sensitive skin I’ve always been worried about it being too harsh on my skin. When I heard about the PMD which is a personal microderm device in which you use yourself at home I was excited to try it out. The PMD (£150*) claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and blemishes. My biggest skin concern is my enlarged pores around my nose and I occasionally suffer from mild blemishes. It works in the same way as salon microdermabrasion treatments by removing dead skin cells by the vacuum action of the device, this helps to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal in the upper layers of the skin.
Included are three small discs for the face and three larger discs for use on the body. The white disc is an ultra-sensitive skin/training disc, I used this the first few times whilst I got used to using the device and the correct technique. Then there are the blue discs for sensitive skin and the green discs which are for maximum strength abrasion, each disc should last about 3-4 treatments. Even though the device itself is easy to use it was quite an odd feeling at first as it sucks your skin, you also have to make sure you keep moving and not hover over one area of your skin to prevent damage from occuring.
I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and am very excited to share my results with you. Now I didn’t see instant results after the first time I used this device but I did after the second. Over the past few weeks my complexion has improved and I no longer suffer from any under the skin spots (which is amazing!). Also my pores have started to appear slightly smaller, however I think this will improve even more over time. The last thing is that my skin is much smoother resulting in my foundation looking more flawless, I think this is also due to the fact that my skincare products are now more fully absorbed into my skin thanks to this device.
Overall I love this device as my skin has improved in so many different areas, even though it’s quite expensive it’s great value compared to microdermabrasion treatments offered at salons. Considering how sensitive my skin is I’m surprised that I’ve experience no irritation, however I would strongly recommend reading the manual and watching the training video before using the PMD to ensure you use the device correctly. I’m going to continue using this over the next few months so if you’re interested in any other improvements I’ve noticed in this time you can always tweet me and I’ll let you know!