Microdermabrasion - An at Home Solution to Skin Care

We all have busy lives, with lots of things on our mind - like our meal prep plans or what date season 2 of our favorite show is coming out. The next day you’re following your daily skin care routine and your skin just looks duller than ever. Also.. is that a new zit? Yikes. 

With so much to think about, and work to get done, the stress can add up and present itself on our skin. From unexpected pimples, to dry skin - as soon as we break out, it’s important that we keep our minds and bodies healthy, and not to neglect our skin.  

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion involves using a mildly abrasive skin tool to remove the outer layer of dead skin to reveal fresher, bottom layers of skin. Microdermabrasion serves to exfoliate, fade acne scars and dark spots, remove fine lines, and give an overall smooth and even look to the face.  

Brooklyn Personal Microdermabrasion Kit by Self Care Key, is specifically designed to clean out pores, and suck away any dead skin, dirt, and grime. With different sized tips and suction speeds, feel free to experiment and use what works for your skin. 


How does Microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion home devices usually buff and polish the skin by using a vacuum tip to help suck excess grime and dirt away from your pores. However, these tools penetrate on a more surface level compared to dermatology tools. 

Microdermabrasion at your dermatology appointment will use strong tools that penetrate the skin’s surface at a deeper level. Although we don’t recommend using strong tools at home, your dermatologist might tell you to practice at home treatments as well as come in for an appointment, on the regular. 

How often should I use my Microdermabrasion kit?

Once a week is considered safe, and any more use can lead to skin breakage, revealing raw and red skin. However, once a week or once every two weeks is considered healthy for your skin and can help and face products and serums absorb better, working more effectively. 

Microdermabrasion home kit users tend to get addicted to the soft and supple skin that can come of using it, so try to keep it at a minimum, when your skin really feels the need to have a more intense clean. Once you begin using your kit on a weekly basis, be sure to check in with your skin care doctor to make sure you’re not overdoing it and remember to listen to your skin, and all the signs it’s giving you. 

Which kit is best for me?

Depending on your skin, we always recommend talking to your dermatologist and doing some research online before investing in a tool that you might not even need. At home kits shouldn't be costing more than $50, unless you are looking for a more professional treatment. For anyone with oily skin that tends to pick up dirt and grime more easily than the rest, Brooklyn Mircodermabrasion Kit is specifically designed to suck away buildup and promote skin stimulation.