I have a new toy…. This one you use on your face! I finally got around to trying my Personal Microdermabrasion Kit! Now that Cliff is reading my blog regularly, he assumes every oblong tool with an electrical cord is a “Personal Kit” of mine. Doesn’t he know they come battery operated now?!?
Microdermabrasion at Home
Anyhow, I have started “Me Mondays”. Monday is the day I reserve to do things for myself that I no longer feel I can afford to pay a Japanese person to do for me. This includes:
- Manicures / Pedicures
- Personal Training myself
- Tweeze & Trim whatever wherever
- Facial Treatment
- Reading a chapter or two
- Practicing piano
- Deep moisturizing my hair
- Buffing the rough spots on my feet
- and now… Microdermabrasion!
Today, I broke open the box and tried out the kit. There are different size heads that come with the kit, so size does matter! You use the larger diameter tips for larger areas of course. I primed the tip on my palm to prepare it for my face. I have to say I was VERY pleasantly surprised. There was just enough pain/discomfort to make it pleasurable. This led me to believe, I hadn’t just wasted my money on some watered-down version of the real thing. I mimicked the motions of aestheticians who have done this to me before. They always pass on the eyelids, for “medical reasons” but whatever. I’ve got spots there too. I totally think I could have done a couple passes over my face and neck and chest and…. but I refrained and only did one pass on my face, neck and chest. It really felt good to do it. It’s also nice because you can do those areas you are too embarrassed to ask a stranger to hit. I’m probably going overboard microderming old scars and my clavicles, but hey you only live once. I may start doing this with Chase as his skin goes through puberty. Another huge plus, is no grit! The one thing that always bothered me was all that grit that would fly everywhere and I would feel it in my ears and hair afterwards. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but all I experienced was the mild tingling where I had applied the tip. I swear, I could just cut and paste a lot of this for another type of toy!
Net-Net: I love it. I am going to keep using it on Me Mondays or until I see fascia.
At the beginning of school, Chase ended up scraping up his leg pretty badly. I was pretty grossed out. It was one of those wounds that wouldn’t dry out either. I kept thinking about his duvet sticking to his leg at night and I just couldn’t take it. Being the Medical MacGyver I am, I found a solution. I used some panty liners and medical tape. It’s all good. We made sure we “removed his dressings” in the morning. He asked if he should keep it covered at school, and I said to just go to the nurse and ask for fresh bandages. Please, give me a little credit.
Until next time…