If you're as obsessed with skincare as I am, you've probably had, or at least heard of, a microdermabrasion treatment at a beauty salon.
Microdermabrasion can help even out skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of pores, blackheads and acne scars, as well as leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. But, getting dermy once a month can be...well, exxy.
Thankfully, the Lumae Skin Microdermabrasion Kit is the at home, budget-friendly solution to the salon treatment. But is it as good as the professional experience?
I was determined to find out, so I got myself a kit.
Let's break down the features of this bad boy:
The handset also has five different power levels, so you can adjust it depending on how deep and intense you'd like your treatment to be.
As someone with a combination skin type, slightly sensitive skin and lots of under-the-skin congestion, I really wanted this product to help even out my skin texture and encourage all the gunk hidden in my skin to come the hell on out.
To prep my skin, I gave it a thorough clean with my usual face cleanser, before lying down and placing a warm towel on my face for 10 mins to open up my pores.
Next, I tested the power intensity on the back of my hand, to ensure my skin didn't react badly to the treatment.
Finally, it was time to put the tool to work! I immediately noticed the outer layer of my skin gently being lifted and scrubbed away — which was seriously satisfying to watch.
Once I'd finished, I washed my face with cold water, applied a cold towel for a few minutes and finished with my usual moisturiser.
The end result? My skin felt smoother and tighter than it had in ages. There's nothing better than the feeling of clean, fresh skin after a dermy treatment, so it was nice to be able to recreate that in my own home.
It's recommended to wait at least a week before doing the next treatment, so while I haven't had the chance to try the other tips and higher intensity levels, you best believe I'm going to be experimenting with them next weekend!