We are often asked who is microdermabrasion for? What kind of skin type can it benefit? The beauty of The SkinBase Facial™ is it really can help everyone to attain more beautiful, revitalised skin. Over 80% of the population will see a benefit from The SkinBase Facial™.

The vacuum action during The SkinBase Facial™ works to stimulate the production of collagen, something we lose gradually as we age. This stimulation and skin’s renewal improves the condition of the skin’s surface – helping to target ageing skin, stretch marks, pigmentation, cellulite, dry and dehydrated skin and acne scarring.

For anti-ageing treatments, all skin types and tones from ages 28 and up will benefit the most from The SkinBase Facial™. However, for problematic skin such as Acne Scarring all age groups can benefit. Under 16 year olds will need a parental co-sign however.

What is my skin type and how will microdermabrasion benefit it?

Dry skin types

Dry skin is caused by underactive oil glands that do not produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally hydrated. It may have a dull appearance and feel dry and itchy. Dry skin must be hydrated regularly from the inside (drinking water) and outside with the likes of microdermabrasion treatments, hydrating creams and lotions. Removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin using The SkinBase Facial™ speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself, revealing new, fresh skin and a radiant glow.

Oily skin types

Oily skin is produced by glands that produce too much sebum, resulting in skin that appears shiny and has some large open pores. People with these skin types are prone to develop blackheads and acne. Oily skin benefits hugely from microdermabrasion. Light moisturisers should be applied afterwards.

Sensitive skin types

Sensitive skins can be dry, normal or oily and are characterised by their delicacy. Skin with high sensitivity frequently reacts adversely to environmental conditions and often requires special treatment in order to remain in good condition. Due to the make up of The SkinBase Facial™, those with sensitive skin can be sure that any reddening of the skin will be temporary and will subside within 24-48 hours.

Normal skin types

Normal skin produces sebum at a moderate rate, resulting in a balanced state. The skin looks consistently plump, moist and vibrant. A great blessing but still requires no less attention. It benefits from regular microdermabrasion, cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Combination skin types

Combination skin is the most common skin type. This skin type is frequently characterised by an oily ‘T’ zone area that covers the forehead, nose and chin. While the skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth is normal to dry. People with oily skin benefit from microdermabrasion as they can have different levels of intensity focused on different parts of their skin.

Mature skin types

Mature skin becomes dry as sebaceous glands become less active. Skin loses elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Skin appears thinner with broken capillaries, especially on the cheek area and around the nose. Blood circulation becomes poor, which interferes with the skin nutrition making skin appear sallow. Mature skin must be hydrated well through drinking water, using nourishing moisturisers and having regular microdermabrasion treatments.

The SkinBase Facial™ is progressive rather than aggressive, so skin layers are gently removed over a course of treatments. With treatments ideally being carried out every 7 – 10 days, each treatment can be increased in intensity. This will make sure the microdermabrasion exfoliation reaches deeper layers of the skin and allows for acne scarring to be removed, pigmentation lifted and fine lines smoothed. Whoever you are, The SkinBase Facial™ will help you to attain smoother, youthful looking skin. Find your local therapist here.

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