The Best Skincare Device I've Ever Used? | PMD - Personal Microderm Review

Thursday, 10 August 2017

I know what you're probably thinking... "What is that?!" Don't worry, it's a skincare device to help promote smoother and clearer skin. I've been using it once a week for a month and I thought it was time to give you my honest review.

So first up, I'm going to explain more about what it actually does -

Microdermabrasion is a pretty expensive beauty treatment you can get at a beauty salon which helps gets rid of any dead skin cells and helps to improve your skins texture and make it look brighter. It can also help to reduce dark spots and also help acne scarring too. Sounds pretty good, right? 

The PMD* is an at-home version, so you can get your skin looking brighter and clearer from the comfort of your own home and saves you from having to pay per session at your local salon. 

The PMD arrives in a box along with a DVD which you should watch before using the device to avoid misusing the device and potentially damaging your skin. It also comes with a plug, a pack of discs which you should gradually move up to as your skin gets used to the treatments and obviously an instruction manual.

It's pretty easy to use, it's a suction-like device along with the spinning disc (with aluminium oxide) to help get your skin looking it's best. The manual instructs you to try out the device on the back of your arm or hand, so that you know what it's going to feel like once you use it on your face. You should use the device in straight line motions whilst pulling your skin tight with your free hand so the disc glides across easily. You should not press or apply any pressure whilst using the PMD and you should also not hover or stop in one spot or go over the same place more than twice.

It doesn't hurt, it kind of feels like using a mini hoover on your face and then afterwards my face feels a little tingly but it's not painful at all. It does sometimes leave me with kind of light-red stripe-like marks on some parts of my face after use, but they soon go away within about 30-60 minutes. I then use my Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Toner and then The Body Shop Moisture Cream.

The patented spinning discs are embedded with aluminium oxide crystals to exfoliate away any dead, dull cells from the surface of your skin. By removing the dead skin, it helps to stimulate new cell growth and glowy skin. Here is what disc inside the box is for - 
White - Training/Ultra Sensitive 
Grey - Very Sensitive 
Blue Disc - Sensitive
Green Disc - Moderate

I've been using the White disc for the first 4 weeks (as the manual advises) and I'm going to be moving onto the grey disc when I next use the device. You shouldn't just jump straight in using a more advanced disc because it could damage your skin, so you have to start from the White disc and work your way up. Each disc should last between 2-4 uses before needing a replacement, which you can purchase on the website (and also on LookFantastic). 

Overall I can honestly say this is the best skincare device I've ever used. I'm not exaggerating in the slightest. Whilst my skin my not be it's clearest right now (hormones and being unwell doesn't help), it definitely has been looking brighter and feeling more smoother and I don't get horrible, cyst-like spots anymore around that time of the month either. Also I've noticed my makeup has been sitting so much better and lasting throughout the day for a longer amount of time and any skincare treatment I use seems to just work better for me too. The price tag of the PMD* may put you off at £135, but if you think about how much it would cost you at your local salon for a few treatments, then I definitely would say give this a go, I'm pretty certain you won't regret it. 
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*PR Sample, all opinions are my own

1 comment:

  1. When I was in beauty training I had a micro-dermabrasion every couple of weeks and it was amazing, my skin loved it! Love the idea of being able to get the same results from home.

    Alice May Snell ♡


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