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Microdermabrasion has been a popular skin treatment for the past 25 years. What started as a rudimentary exfoliation process using salt or chemical crystals, has morphed into a sophisticated clinical skin treatment that is a mainstay in upscale dermatology offices, medical spas, skin clinics, and even in your bathroom.
This growing class of therapeutic skin treatments works for all skin types, even sensitive skin in moderation, and targets a whole slew of things you want to improve about your skin, including acne, pores, fine lines, pigmentation, dull texture, slack tone, and radiance, and even those little red bumps called KP (keratosis pilaris).
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Getting rid of the dirt, grime and dead cells that clog pores and makes skin look and feel dull and drab is the first step to a radiant complexion. But if you can’t pop in for a facial every time you need some help, there are some cool systems that bring advanced technology to you.
Check out our six fave skin devices that bring the clinic experience straight to your bathroom.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush ($89.50)Â Â Clinique's first foray into the device space, their new cleansing brush is a perfect complement to the brand's signature pore purging products. Great for oily T-zones, and waterproof so take it right into the shower with you. Two types of bristles get skin just asÂ polished as you want.
ForeoÂ LUNAâ„¢ MINI ($139)Â Choose from 5 bright colors and a sleek compact design small enough to carry around, the LUNA Mini channels sonic pulses through soft silicone touch-points for fast, deep cleansing on the go.
Clarisonic Sonic Radianceâ„¢ Brightening Solution KitÂ ($249)Â A marriage of the classic with Aria and Mia 3 cleansing devices, the newest Clarisonic kit was designed to help fade dark spots for a more even toned complexion. The kit includes a Skin Iluminating Cleanser, Skin Renewing Peel Wash, and Brightening Activator Serum, so you're good to go right out of the box.
PMDÂ®Â Personal Microderm Pro ($199)Â This DIY microdermabrasion system comes with four levels of exfoliating discs and two speeds for high level of intensity treatment and a lower level of intensity for sensitive skin. The PMD Proâ€™s spinning disc has the same Aluminum Oxide crystals used by skin professionals. When the disc starts to spin, vacuum suction extracts the grit and gunk in your pores for clear, bright skin.
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RiivivaÂ Microdermabrasion DeviceÂ ($299) Equipped with diamond tips that can move with the contours of the skin and one that can freely rotate as it passes over the surface, Riiviva's home microdermabrasion device offers a new way to exfoliate. Replaceable diamond tips can be used to rough skin of the face and body, cellulite, keratosis pilaris (little red bumps on your arms and legs), stretch marks and acne scarring, with three levels of suction to select for your skin type. P.S. It's cordless so you can move around while you use it.
Illuminage Skin Smoothing Laser ($595)
FDA-cleared to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, this home system works like the lasers you find at dermatology clinics to smooth facial aging. The energy stimulates your body to create new collagen fibers, which means smoother, firmer skin. Great for targeting those little creases around the lips and lower eyelids too. The best part is that your skin may feel tighter right after a treatment, but keep using it for even better results.