So if you've been here a while reading my posts, you'll know that I'm a real sucker for skin care. I'm constantly on the hunt for new products, tools and methods that will improve my skins condition and keep it clear and healthy.
So when an email popped up in my inbox from PMD UK, I couldn't wait to try something new in the bid for a flawless complexion.
Microdermabrasion usually performed at a skin clinic for a hefty price tag, buffs away dead and dull skin cells, revealing healthier skin with a youthful glow and smooth surface. PMD UK have made a tool that brings this experience to the comfort of your own home, quick and easy, but does it work?
Each PMD comes with the machine itself and a selection of Aluminium Oxide infused discs, each one made for a different skin type and in two different sizes for face and body use. Within the box is a DVD which explains how to use the device properly. PMD go above and beyond to ensure you understand the process before diving straight in, as you can seriously damage and mark your skin if not careful. I personally love how thorough the instructions are as the skin on our face is something we need to look after an treat with care.
No matter the skin type, PMD advise that you start with the white disc (the training disc) designed for ultra sensitive skin. If the device is not used correctly in can mark the skin, so making sure you start with the training disc means that you can get to grips with how to use it, without any consequences.
Holding the skin taught, you simply sweep across the skin in an outwards direction, making sure to only do each section once.
The machine spins the disc which exfoliates away dead skin, thus stimulating new cell growth and increasing circulation.
I can't lie I expected immediate results, which as a beauty blogger, I should know better. The training disc was far too gentle for my tough, oily skin, but as advised I built up the coarseness with each use. By the fourth week (the device is only to be used once a week) I had reached the green disc, designed for non-sensitive skin and this felt a lot better.
After use I always reach for a hydrating mask, followed by a heavier moisturiser than normal to soothe any redness. The exfoliation process improves the skins ability to absorb products, so straight after use is the best time to get out your expensive creams and serums.
I have been so impressed by the results of the PMD, after around 4-5 weeks use, my skin is clearer, brighter and rid of any rough patches and clogged pores.
It has transformed my skins texture and help to reduce oil production which I hadn't anticipated. My make-up has a better base to work with, meaning it applies smoother and lasts longer, a benefit I hadn't even thought about.
The PMD Device is a skin care step I look forward to every week now and something that will stick around for the foreseeable future.
Is the PMD something you'd like to try?