Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:30 PM
Please could anyone recommend me a good microdermabrasion to use about once a month to get rid of any dead skin cells.
I am from the UK.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:13 PM
However if u crush up a few asprin and put it on like a mask and remove it gently it works a treat at removing any dead skin cells.
And its cheap as chips!!
Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:25 PM
The only way to treat skin that clogs up like this is with effective topicals (BP and/or retinoids) and also manual methods that take off dead skin. Microdermabrasion does this very well without hurting underlying skin. When done properly by a licensed clinic it is totally safe and can be done forever. Plus it helps with wrinkles (yeah!).
When I first started it a year ago I had active acne. Yes, it did inflame my existing acne but then the topicals, especially Cleocin-T, got in better and the inflammation subsided rather quickly. Also after starting monthly microdermabrasions I have not had even one deep lesion...not one. The only thing I have had is a handful of tiny pimples that never got infected but went away in a day or so. Nothing basically.
The thing I would not do is get microdermabrasions at a spa. Why? Because spa staff is often not well trained or licensed...despite what they say. And the machines aren't as good. Go to a proper laser clinic or to a well established licensed esthetician. I go to my derm's office for this procedure.
Oh I also have to say that microdermabrasion doesn't just take off dead skin, it also suctions out the pores. It is much deeper cleaning than can occur with any loufah or OTC exfoliant. The pores are cleaned deep down.
Edited by cvd, 14 January 2013 - 02:29 PM.
Diagnosis - Cystic acne and papulopustular rosacea
Status - 98% clear
Morning - Panoxyl 10% Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 50 mg (weaning off)
Night - Panoxyl 4% Cleanser, DML Lotion
Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion
Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods. Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and fermented foods.
Supplements - Opti l-zinc, Citrical + D3, selenium, D
Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection
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