Incorporating Microdermabrasion into your Skincare Regime
Incorporating Microdermabrasion into your Skincare Regime
Okay, you want to make at-home microdermabrasion part of your skincare regime but you’re not sure where to start. That’s understandable. Microdermabrasion is a great way to manage a wide range of skincare issues, from anti-aging concerns to the fight against acne. But if you’re new to the game, it can all seem a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, though. It’s actually pretty simple.
This article will walk you through everything you need to know about doing microdermabrasion at home using the Silk’n ReVit microdermabrasion device. Along the way, we’ll look at expert tips and show you some ideas to help you get the best results possible from your ReVit journey.
The Silk’n ReVit is a diamond microdermabrasion tool designed for at-home use in your skincare ritual. Microdermabrasion is the process of gently removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It exfoliates your epidermis, at once rejuvenating it and making it appear softer and brighter. It’s based on a spa treatment called dermabrasion, but it’s decidedly more comfortable. You don’t need to be a licensed professional to administer treatments, and you won’t need to numb yourself to ward off discomfort.
The ReVit also uses vacuum stimulation to simultaneously remove dead skin cells from your face while promoting the growth of healthy new cells. It also reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections over time. As the ReVit diamond tip removes your dead cells, you’ll enjoy improved skin tone with better texture and elasticity. The vacuum itself helps stimulate blood flow into the epidermis, promoting the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. And look more radiant. Your skin will be tighter, fine lines will be softer, and irregularities such as acne scars will blur and diminish.
While results vary depending on skin type and texture, many users notice their skin looks and feels rejuvenated after only a few treatments. With regular weekly treatments, they report softened lines, reduced pore size, and improved appearance of acne scars and other imperfections. Treatments often take fewer than five minutes with many reporting visible improvement in the first week.
Your First Time
If you’ve just purchased your ReVit microdermabrasion kit, the first thing you need to do is get it out of the box. There’s some assembly required, but it’s pretty minimal, so let’s walk through it.
Okay, you’ve got the ReVit device, three Filing Tips, and a power cord. Start by choosing the tip you’ll use the first time. There’s coarse, medium, and fine. Use coarse for heavy-duty exfoliation, medium for a gentler treatment, and the fine tip for more delicate work. Next, plug one end of the power cord into the ReVit device and the other end into a wall socket. And voilà, you’re good to go!
But before we get carried away, the skin you’re about to treat needs to be clean and dry and free of, well, pretty much anything. Makeup, powder, antiperspirant—it’s all got to go. Give it a wash—good old-fashioned soap and water should do the trick—and towel dry.
You’ll find the on button on the back side of the ReVit device near where the power cord connects. Press it once and the device will turn on in Partial Suction Mode. Hold the device making sure not to block the air vents and you’re ready to start. But first, you might want to switch to Full Suction Mode for more power just to see what it’s like. To do this, simply press the on button a second time to ramp up the intensity.
Now apply the end of the filing tip to your skin. Make sure you have a nice even connection with the tip meeting your skin cleanly and evenly all around. Then, holding the device in a pencil-like grip, slowly run the tip over the area you wish to treat two to four times.
Start on the cheeks, moving back toward the ears. At the ears down to the jawline. From your chin back along your jawline. Go under your nose and work your way along the upper lip to the corners of your mouth. Then repeat the process again under your lips, starting in the middle and working outward.
Around the eyes, take care to avoid the eyelids. They’re much too sensitive for microdermabrasion of any kind.
As you go, keep your strokes consistent. Smooth and downward. Work from the centre out, toward the hairline. Use short upward strokes above the eyebrows.
When you’re all done, turn the device off by pressing the on the button again. Once if you’re already in Full Suction Mode, twice if you’re only in Partial Suction Mode. Then rinse off with cool water and apply some moisturizer to keep the freshly exposed skin from drying out. And if you’re going out in the sun after, put on some sunscreen. It’s always a good idea to limit your exposure to the sun’s UV rays for at least a day after using the ReVit.
You might be wondering what happened to all the stuff removed from your skin during the exfoliation process. To find out, all you need to do is remove the filing tip and look inside the device. There you’ll find the filter along with all the old skin cells you just vacuumed up.
Eventually, when you feel the device’s suction is no longer strong enough, it’ll be time to replace the filter. The buildup of old cells is now impeding air flow. The unit ships with replacements though and changing them is simple and straightforward. And if you ever run out of filters, you can always order more through the Silk’n website.
The frequency with which you’ll need to replace the filter varies from person to person.
What About Sensitivity or Redness?
Sometimes, you may experience some skin sensitivity or redness during a treatment. Don’t panic if this happens. It’s perfectly normal, but it’ll likely subside within a few hours.
If this happens to you in the middle of a treatment, the first thing you should do is make sure you’re only in Partial Suction Mode. If the problem persists, turn the device off and allow your skin a few days’ rest to bounce back.
To avoid redness wreaking havoc on your social life, it’s wise to not treat yourself right before a big event. First date with someone? Try to take care of your microdermabrasion a few hours ahead of time, if not the day before.
Can Anyone Use It?
The ReVit microdermabrasion device comes with three filing tips and has two suction modes. This adjustability means that there’s at least one setting that’s right for you, even if you have sensitive skin.
Is There Anything Else to Know?
Avoid using the ReVit, or any microdermabrasion system, on skin that is already irritated. This includes rashes. And don’t use it on damaged skin that is still healing. It’s also a good idea not to get such devices close to the eye.
Other than that, you shouldn’t run into any problems so long as you keep your machine clean. Use caution if you feel any sensitivity issues, and only use the device as directed.
No Time Like the Present
There’s never been a better time to see if at-home microdermabrasion is right for you. And the affordability and ease-of-use of the Silk’n ReVit makes it a great choice for anyone curious about adding this technology to their skincare routine.Hopefully this article has cleared up any questions you may have had. But if there’s still something you need to know, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- Shannon O'connell