Microdermabrasion is not a procedure that contains bleach or skin lightening agents. It is a deep exfoliating treatment and we all know by now will help lighten the natural pigment of skin by removing the dead skin cells on the top layer. Not only will microdermabrasion help lighten dark skin, it can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is also popular for evening out dark spots and discoloration.
Popular beauty vlogger Zuri Hall shows a live demonstration of what the procedure is like.
The top layer of skin is “sanded” and suctioned away removing dead skin cells and blackheads that dull the skins natural brightness. Microdermabrasion uses microscopic exfoliating crystals that are sprayed on the skin and will nourish the new layer of fresh skin giving it a dazzling glow.
Microdermabrasion is more effective than most soaps and serums for immediate results. It sounds a bit painful with the stripping away of top layer dead skin, and it can be rough if you have very sensitive skin. The results are definitely worth the discomfort. Your face will be baby-soft and have a nice, bright glow from having the impurities sanded away and filled with diamond tip crystals. Results can last a month with proper aftercare.
Microdermabrasion should not be used with very dark skin tones that are prone to scarring.
It’s always best to check with your dermatologist if your skin is suitable for Microdermabrasion. Darker skin tones tend to scar easier and this is a bit of a strenuous process. Going to a spa or dermatologist to have Microdermabrasion services can be costly. There are much cheaper do-at-home kits that can be quite effective when it comes to exfoliating and lightening of the skin. They are generally not as rough on the skin as professional services, nor get the same results, but a difference will be visible.
The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion is a personal favorite and simple to use. Essential serums and essences are saturated into the blue exfoliating pads. You just wet the pad, stick it onto the device which will then simulate a professional microdermabrasion machine and exfoliate deep down into your skin. There is some power to this as your face will have a bit of a raw feeling after you rinse. Be sure to moisturize generously as well to help protect the fresh new layer of skin from drying out.