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Your skin plays an essential role in your body. Being the largest organ in your body, the skin provides a physical barrier between your vital organs and the outside world, which can sometimes be harmful to you. It is also your responsibility to take good care of your skin, yet many people lack a proper skincare regimen. Dry, dehydrated skin can make your skin susceptible to damage and irritation. As a result, you will experience breakout, acne, and other skin problems.

As your skin is exposed, any skin problems can be visible to other people making you feel conscious. Your self-confidence might be affected, therefore, taking care of your skin means taking care of your mental health too. Not to be too superficial but having healthy skin means better-looking skin as well. With a proper skincare routine, you can reduce the signs of aging, and your skin will look more vibrant and youthful – as if you are glowing outside.

Caring for your skin

If you have a proper skincare regimen, you will have healthy skin. However, there are instances in which skin aging can show as it is inevitable. If there are visible wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and dry skin, you don’t need to get through life with it as you can always do something about it. To make your skin appear smoother and more youthful, there is a treatment called microdermabrasion. 

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion comes from two terms; micro meaning small or light, and dermabrasion, meaning mechanical or physical exfoliation of the skin. When combined, it means light physical exfoliation. Compared to other types of exfoliation, microdermabrasion only removes the uppermost dead skin layers. When it does, the human body will replace the lost skin cells, and new, healthy skin cells will emerge. As a result, your skin will look firmer, more toned, and younger-looking.

How can microdermabrasion help your skin?

When done correctly, microdermabrasion can get you smoother, younger-looking skin, plus it can also fade pigmentation, reduce skin congestion, and stimulate collagen production. And the good news is, microdermabrasion is recommended for almost all skin types but people with severe or inflammatory acne conditions. However, microdermabrasion can help reduce oiliness and can make your pores appear smaller. 

There are two main microdermabrasion techniques, including:

  • Crystal microdermabrasion. It involves tiny particles directed at your face using a wand.
  • Diamond tip microdermabrasion. It uses an applicator to make direct contact with your skin as it exfoliates.

So, how microdermabrasion can improve your skin? Well, exfoliating the uppermost dead skin cells can reveal newer, healthier skin cells which can offer a lot of benefits such as:

  • Brightens a dull complexion
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Minimize age spots
  • Treat mild acne and acne scars
  • Reduce the appearance of melasma

However, note that microdermabrasion cannot treat deep wrinkles and dark spots as it only targets the uppermost skin layer. 

Take care of your skin and love it the best that you can, and your skin will love you back. For more information on microdermabrasion, contact our office in Annandale VA for more information.