As the popularity of microdermabrasion continues to rise, many are seeking to emulate microdermabrasion benefits at home. Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of skin, increases circulation to the skin, and stimulates the development of collagen. It is meant for a wide range of skin treatments, but is especially effective at targeting wrinkles, color irregularities, acne scars, and dull looking skin.
There are many products on the market offering a version of microdermabrasion at home, all with their own microdermabrasion benefits and drawbacks. Here, we will specifically discuss microdermabrasion creams that use skin resurfacing crystals. At NeedCrystals, our skin care expertise can help to explain the benefits of these creams in relation to microdermabrasion treatments.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Getting traditional microdermabrasion requires going into an office to see a trained specialist. They apply microcrystals to the skin and use a machine to remove the top layer of dead skin. Shedding this usually dull looking layer of skin brings a new brightness to the face and, while benefits can be seen right away, optimal results occur when swelling and skin sensitivity subside. Because microdermabrasion is mostly non-invasive, many spas will bundle this treatment with other services. This procedure can be repeated every few months and, over time, every month once your skin is used to the treatment.
What are Microdermabrasion Creams?
These creams, used as either stand-alone products or as skin resurfacing crystals that you add to your normal face cream or lotion, use the same microcrystals as a microdermabrasion treatment. They’re designed to help prevent and ease the irritation that in-office microdermabrasion causes. This can happen in one of two ways: through the use of soothing ingredients added to the cream or by allowing the customer to control how much abrasion is used when doing an at-home treatment.
The major perk of microdermabrasion is that it shows results faster than creams. Microdermabrasion creams will require dedication and patience to achieve desired results—though many prefer having this control over their skin care treatment. Another benefit of going to an office for microdermabrasion is that treatment occurs under supervision and they can have the procedure performed by a dermatologist, who can also recommend creams if they believe that’s the best course of action.
Microdermabrasion Cream Benefits
Convenience is a major benefit of using creams at home. You can set your own schedule and save significantly by not paying another person to treat your skin. Using a microdermabrasion cream at home also provides a conservative treatment that won’t go too far and damage the skin. There is always a small risk that microdermabrasions won’t be performed by a qualified spa or salon worker. They could damage the skin or encourage working conditions that aren’t as sterile as such a treatment should be.
Because of industry regulations and understanding your skin’s own limits, you can use creams without damaging your skin. This is especially important for people with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and more. Some skin care specialists might not notice these skin conditions and perform the treatment regardless.
At NeedCrystals, we prefer microdermabrasion crystals because they aren’t disruptive to your skin care system. We use cleanly mined white aluminum oxide crystals that you can add to your preferred products that will let you see similar benefits to microdermabrasion, even after one use. However, best results for noticeably healthier skin will occur after long-term, dedicated use.