Skip The Pricey Facials…Try These DIY Options!
Nothing beats a professional facial. After a microderm treatment or light chemical peel my skin always feels (and looks) like a million bucks. But at $100+ a pop my quest for healthy, smooth skin can break the beauty bank. How do these pricey skin procedures work? (Stay tuned.) And can you take a DIY approach? (Yes!)
AT THE DERMATOLOGIST…
The “science” behind a microderm is actually quite simple: a flow of fine crystals, when applied with a vacuum-like suction, basically “sand” the skin (sort of like buffing a car with a sanding machine), removing dead cells and clearing out pores. It feels a bit like a cat licking your face, as the crystals are “grainy” in texture.
Chemical peels are quite different as there’s no “sanding” involved, and they’re a bit more agressive. There are a variety of peels offered, from mild to strong, and the amount of glycolic acid in the peel determines its strength. It’s applied directly to the face (or designated areas) and left on for a number of minutes. (The sensation can be a mild to stronger burning sensation, depending on how strong the acid level is.) Similar to a microderm treatment, chemical peels promise to help with uneven skin tone, over-all texture, acne, and fine lines.
Will at-home skin-resurfacing products deliver? You bet. Here are some DIY options that may not be quite as strong as their professional counterparts, but will still yield glowing results.
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