Sunday, 23 January 2011

The truth about Microdermabrasion

Beauty treatments are a very personal and sometimes terrifying ordeal. Laying there in the capable hands of the 'Skin Health Spa' beauty technicians I couldn't help but feel a little worried about what was about to happen... I'd booked in for a microdermabrasion and IPL treatment on my face.

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Microdermabrasion, in essence, is a deep exfoliation. A vacuum like machine is used to blow and suck tiny crystals on to your skin - in doing so the outermost layers of your skin are removed, leaving you fresh faced. I was having my face treated and with having very sensitive skin was pretty worried I would end up spending the long train journey home resembling a tomato rather than having the complexion I could only dream of!

I'm personally not a fan, although the technician did tell me how it'd work much better if I had marked skin or scars, whereas I was just suffering more from tired and clogged skin. The IPL however, really cleared up my skin as the high intensity light has an antibacterial effect on the skin. No bacteria = no blemishes!
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