This home microdermabrasion post was sponsored by PMD and Primp Network. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
PMD At Home MicroDermabrasion System:
It’s no secret that I’m skin-care obsessed. I think this stems from my many visits to the dermatologist when battling severe cystic acne, but nonetheless I’ve been really into skincare since my teenage years. I’ve had several treatments done including chemical peels, microderm at the spa, and even vein treatment on my legs… so I’m not afraid to try something new. As I’ve gotten older and much busier, getting any treatments done is super hard. Just getting my hair done every eight weeks is a total burdon. So when I had the opportunity to try the PMD at home Microderm System I jumped on it.
An issue I have is dry skin and whiteheads around my nose and in the crease of my chin. Otherwise I’m pretty solid most months and don’t really have any other breakouts. I know the reason I have these problem spots is because they are two of the hardest to exfoliate. When you have dead skin build up, you also get blackheads and whiteheads… it just happens. So in order to correct this I really need to treat those areas. That’s where the PMD Home Microdermabrasion system is going to come in.
Home Microdermabrasion – Before Treatment Issues/ Concerns:
This is my before photo. Honestly, I’m one of those girls who could literally pick herself apart in the mirror. To someone else, you probably don’t see the things I do. I am very picky when it comes to my skin. Any discoloration or texture issue literally drives me insane. My main concerns in terms of discoloration are along my jawline. From my cystic acne battle I was left with a lot of scaring and those were my breakout areas most of the time. They’ve gotten much better over time, but a deeper treatment is really needed to get optimal results. With the PMD I get to buff off the first layer (AKA the dead layer) of my skin. This really helps to break up the hyperpigmentation, any texture issues, and allows those other treatments to penetrate deeper and work harder. It’s a huge win for me.
Home Microdermabrasion – Getting Started/ How-to’s:
Before you get started, you need to really test your skin. I started with the training disk to really make sure I knew what I was doing and that I wasn’t going to have a reaction. Even with that I could see and feel a difference. It wasn’t harsh and it didn’t hurt whatsoever. I then moved onto the gray disc for my first treatment which is for “Very Sensitive” skin. I was able to do my whole face and jawline with no sensitivity. My skin felt baby soft after too. I would recommend trying out each step up with the discs on your forearm to make sure it isn’t going to be too intense for you. I’ve been able to work up to the blue disc, which is still for sensitive skin. I don’t really plan on going higher for a while since I am so fair skinned and extremely sensitive. Just do what’s right for your skin type.
The PMD System Use and Assembly:
Assembly is super easy. You simply choose the disc color and height (shorter is for your flat surfaces and the longer helps to get into the crevices like around your nose and chin) and place the cap over. Note: You don’t have to push the disc all the way down. Just pop it on. I made that mistake and thought I was doing something wrong because the PMD disc wasn’t reaching my skin. That was the issue, not the actual tool. You then pull each area taught and move the PMD one stroke at a time in an upward motion. Do this quickly and don’t hover over areas. This could cause damage to your skin. The PMD is a tool that you need to incorporate into your routine and you will see results over time. It’s not a one-and-done treatment. From the first treatment my skin felt completely different, but it didn’t look much different. The next three times I ‘ve used it I’ve noticed a big difference. My skin is softer and those areas I complained about before are looking much better.
Home Microdermabrasion Final Touches + Overall Impressions:
The last and final step may have been my favorite. The PMD kit comes with a set of three masks. You use these after your treatments. I’m out of them and am ordering more because they are just so good. They are collagen anti-aging masks that help to soothe your skin after the treatment and help to fill in fine lines. This is one of my favorite masks I have ever used. They can be ordered separately once you finish out your first three treatments. I highly reccommend them. If not, at least use some sort of calming treatment afterward to help your skin recover. The PMD is super easy to use and pain-free, but your skin will be sensitive and you need to care for it well after you use the treatment.
Overall I am very impressed with this system. It is super user friendly, the results are no-less amazing than what I’ve gotten at the med-spa, and it’s super affordable. You can use my Code Primp20 to get 20% OFF here. Stay tuned for a final thoughts and after post coming next month! My skin has already dramatically changed since these photos were taken so I can’t wait to share.
I’m also loving how my friends Katie, Honey, and Nicci broke down their posts for how to use this system! I love seeing someone else’s take! They may also have a skin type more similar to yours than mine so make sure to check them out!