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Benefits of Using a Microdermabrasion Kit

 Microdermabrasion is a relatively new skincare procedure that's become quite popular in recent years for its ability to create more youthful-looking skin. The short 15-30 minute sessions can leave one with smoother, cleaner and softer skin, which is something everyone should want. Unless you've experienced a microdermabrasion procedure before, though, you might have some questions regarding it. Here we'll take a closer look the process and reveal some of the many benefits to using a microdermabrasion kit in your home.

The basic principle behind microdermabrasion is that it exfoliates the skin while removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. It's able to accomplish this through a mechanical device with a wand-like object that's ran over the skin. As the wand goes over the skin, diamonds or crystals at the tip work to remove the dead cells. However, the wand also has a suction device built-in that simultaneously sucks the dead cells and used crystals up as it's being used.

Depending on the skin's thickness, a second or third pass over the skin is sometimes required to fully remove the outer layer of dead cells. Areas on the skin where scar tissue is apparent may also take a bit longer to complete with a microdermabrasion procedure. A general rule of thumb is that the more rough the skin is, the more pass overs it will take with the microdermabrasion wand.

The world's first microdermabrasion machine was developed in Italy during the mid 1980s. Unlike the models sold today, it used aluminum oxide crystals to remove the dead skin cells. In the following years, numerous physicians in European markets began using the device to offer mechanical exfoliation treatments to their clients and customers. It wasn't until 1997 when the U.S. saw its first microdermabrasion machine after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its use.

The main benefit associated with microdermabrasion is the deep exfoliation that comes along with it. You can try all the creams and pore strips sold in beauty shops, but they simply don't offer a true exfoliation of the pores. Microdermabrasion, however, is a safe and all-natural method to effectively clean your pores. When it's done right, you should experience no pain or discomfort during the procedure. In fact, many women enjoy the feeling of pampering themselves and their skin to a  microdermabrasion procedure.

Skin exfoliation is one of the key steps to preventing and treating acne. If you're one of the millions of women who suffer from acne, you should try using microdermabrasion to remove the oil and dirt clogging your pores. You'll likely see a noticeable difference after just a couple sessions.

You can purchase microdermabrasion sessions at health and beauty spas, but a smarter alternative is to use a home kit. These microdermabrasion kits contain everything you need to do the procedure from the comfort of your own home. You don't have to pay hundreds of dollars for some esthetician to spend a couple minutes running a wand over your skin. Just pick up a high-quality microdermabrasion kit that's complete with all of the necessary equipment and you can exfoliate your skin anytime you please.