I am a huge advocate for looking after your skin and using skincare that is right for you, as well as using treatments that will benefit your skin. I originally found out about the PMD Personal Microderm from Sarah’s blog, and thought it sounded like something I’d want to try.
What’s in the Box?
In the box, you receive the Personal Microderm device, large and small plastic caps that cover where the disc is held, three disc types (white for very sensitive skin; large and small grey for very sensitive skin; large and small blue for sensitive skin; and large and small green for medium strength abrasion), a rubber O-ring and a power cable including all international plugs, so when you go on holiday you don’t have to reserve a plug adaptor for your PMD, perfect.
You also get an instruction manual which includes an instructional DVD containing demonstrations and important information about the product before you use it. I found this extremely helpful as I find it so much easier watching how to do something, rather than reading how to do something.
What are the benefits of the PMD?
Microdermabrasion is “a procedure that uses suction and exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin”. The PMD is home tool that has the same results as professional microdermabrasion. It removes dead skin cells in order to improve the skin’s appearance and help skincare products to be fully absorbed, twenty times deeper than usual, maximising their benefits. With weekly use, after 8 to 12 weeks, it also claims to have long-term effects on the skin such as improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, blemishes and dark spots.
The patented discs are embedded with aluminium oxide crystals which are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. The PMD also has ‘perfectly calibrated’ vacuum suction which increases circulation, boosting collagen and elastin in the skin.
Before using the PMD, I cleansed my skin and let it dry completely. While doing this, I watched the DVD in the instructional booklet and tested it out on my arm beforehand, to make sure I knew what I was doing and that my skin wasn’t too sensitive to it’s effects. I started on one side of my face, moving the PMD outwards and repeated on the other side. It is such a strange feeling, it literally feels like you are vacuuming your face and doesn’t feel uncomfortable in the slightest.
Afterwards, I washed any dead skin off my face, which there wasn’t much of as I have oily/combination skin, then applied toner and moisturiser. It is also recommended that you apply SPF if you’re going to be out in the sun, as after treatment the skin may be more sun sensitive.
I found that even though I have sensitive skin which marks super easily, my skin wasn’t red anymore by the time I put my toner on. Before using the Personal Microderm the first time, my skin was feeling slightly bumpy in some areas and even after the first use my skin felt smoother.
I have now been using the Personal Microderm for five weeks and my skin is feeling so much smoother and hydrated. I can’t compare it to professional results as I have never tried microdermabrasion before, but I reckon the results I have achieved from the Personal Microderm are similar, if not the same, as a professional microdermabrasion treatment.
The PMD retails for £135 and can be purchased from their website.