I’ve been using this Microdermx for several weeks now, which is by Nikkel Holistic Skincare. First off a little bit about Nikkel Holistic Skincare. They are a company that is based on using the best ingredients that nature has to offer. No synthetic or chemical compounds that are in many skincare products, these are created with botanics, enzymes and nutrients.
Getting professional microdermabrasion has been on my list of “Want To Do”, but just have never done. I’m a chicken, scaredy cat, nervous Nelly – call me what you want, I long to have this done, but have been afraid to take that step. When at the dermatologist recently, she suggested that all my skin would need is some microdermabrasion – no strong peels or other things needed, so I got a little bit closer to making that appointment. Well, good thing I put it off.
A sample of Microdermx was sent to me, and I thought “oh yeah, I’ve tried another over-the-counter brand before, which basically did NOTHING, so I’m sure this will be the same”. Well, it intrigued me because of their holistic approach to skincare, so I figured it may be gentle, but also because the crystals that are used are what really makes the difference between not so great, and great. They use medical grade fused Corundum Crystal.
Well, if you’re like me and not a scientist, you kinda go, hmmm – whatever that means! Well it means that they are only second to the diamond mineral in hardness. I’m thinking, don’t diamonds cut glass – do I really want something that compares to diamonds to be rubbed on my face? Ouch! But in doing microdermabrasion, you must use hard crystals otherwise you’re just getting an exfoliation at best. If you want true microdermabrasion, it must remove the outer epidermis to promote skin cell renewal and boost collagen and elastin growth, thus giving you less wrinkles and better skin overall, over time.
Sorry for all the babbling, but understanding how this stuff works can help us make better choices in our skincare.
So how does this work? Well you have to work in sections on your face – don’t put it all over at once. And it takes a lot of rubbing, rubbing and more rubbing. Finally after rubbing so much, the crystal formula starts working its way into your skin and as it does that it starts to dry into little balls of dead skin that peel off your face and into your sink. Oh, did I mention, it’s best to do this over the sink. After rubbing 1-4 minutes over each area (you’ll know when you are done rubbing by there being no product left on your face) rinse with warm water and use a cloth to get those few granules that might still be on your face.
Even before you apply step 2 to your face, take your fingers and touch your face. I had the softest face ever. Period. Never like it before, soft and radiant. Baby bottom can’t compare soft. Amazing. I just wanted to touch my face constantly! Now apply the 2nd step to replenish your skin, but using their replenisher is important, because your skin is more sensitive to harsh chemicals and the such, so use this natural product.
I honestly feel that after several weeks that the one annoying wrinkle on my forehead is much less pronounced and my skin is much more smooth. I’m sold! I think I’ll be delaying that microdermabrasion in the dermatologist office for some time.