At-home microdermabrasion tools are another category I’ve been hearing a lot about. For those who don’t know, microdermabrasion is traditionally an in-office procedure that’s supposed to leave you with glowy, smooth skin.
“Microdermabrasion is the process of removing the invisible layer of skin that sits on the surface and holds oil, debris, and other particles that can contribute to a flawed complexion,” explains Corey Hartman, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology. “The treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums. This lunchtime procedure is soothing, refreshing, nonirritating, immediately effective, and offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation.”
The procedure is ideal for a variety of skin concerns and needs. Hartman says it can clarify oily skin, jump-start an acne regimen, even skin tone, address fine lines and wrinkles, and even give you a boost of brightness before a big event. “It’s ideal for patients with dull, lackluster skin and those with dry skin that need to exfoliate to allow better penetration of products,” adds board-certified dermatologist Roberta Del Campo, MD.