Microdermabrasion has the ability to totally transform your skin after just a few treatments, revealing soft, smooth, radiant skin. But how long do these results last? Just like with any beauty treatment, you need to continue to care for your skin if you want to maintain your fantastic results. A course of microdermabrasion facials will help with a multitude of skin concerns, such as scarring, blocked pores and pigmentation, but these imperfections develop over time, and if you don’t take steps to care for your skin after your treatments finish, they will start to develop again. But the good news is, if you do maintain your beautiful new complexion, the results of your treatments could last indefinitely! You don’t need to adopt a super complicated routine to maintain the results of your facials, in fact, you only really need to do three things:
The idea behind microdermabrasion is that it exfoliates your skin far more deeply than any at-home treatment can manage, and therefore it removes years of deeply embedded grime, stimulates the circulation and promotes cell renewal to rejuvenate your skin. If you neglect your exfoliation after your treatments finish, this will all return to normal, but if you keep your fresh new skin well-exfoliated, your cell turnover will remain high, ensuring clear pores and an even complexion. Don’t overdo it though – twice a week with a gentle face scrub is fine.
When you have skin looking as clean, clear and radiant as it does after microdermabrasion, you might be tempted to think that you can ‘get away with’ skipping a cleanse every once in a while. Don’t fall for it! You’ll undo all the hard work of your therapist and the investment you made in your skin, quicker than you can say ‘microdermabrasion’. Your skin needs constant maintenance, and cleansing twice a day is the most basic, but also the most important thing you can do for your skin.
Whilst microdermabrasion is great for sloughing away those pigmented areas and leaving you with clear, even skin, it won’t protect you from the sun. You need to be the one to stop pigmentation from coming back, and you can do that by wearing a good SPF every day.