The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System is marketed by Neutrogena, a company that specializes in a variety of skin care products, moisturizers and anti aging treatments. The system is designed for use at home, but is also small enough to be portable for travel. The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System was originally created with the idea of giving users the experience of a microdermabrasion treatment offered by high-end spas, but without the cost or inconvenience of travel. In advertisements, the manufacturer claims that their applicator will smooth out skin in the same way that professional microdermabrasion treatments do, and that users will see an improvement in the look and feel of their skin after only a few treatments. Users can purchase The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System either directly from the company or through a number of popular online retailers. However, before making a decision, you should learn more about how this machine works and understand that the successful use of at-home skin care kits depends largely on the experience of the user. There is a learning curve, and not investing the time into learning how to effectively use the system has the potential to cause skin damage, or simply yield lackluster results.
How Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System Works
The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System was designed with the same basic premise as most Dermabrasion treatments; it uses buffing beads to exfoliate the skin, thereby removing dead skin and making way for new, healthy skin to grow. The kit includes an applicator, a 30-day supply of rejuvenating buffing pads, an attachment head, and 2 AA batteries, which are necessary to run the applicator head.
Just like a professional treatment, the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System uses the buffing pads to strip away dead skin in order to encourage faster cell turnover, smoother skin, and to buff away dead cells that can make your face look dull or your skin appear sallow. The manufacturer claims that The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System puffs are pre-treated with buffing crystals and a purifier so that the exfoliating pads can be used on any type of skin without causing irritation. However, they also claim that for best results, the system should be used along with Neutrogena face wash and moisturizer – which are sold separately.
Using the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
The Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System has been designed for simple use, but customers need to take careful note of how their skin reacts to treatment, so as not to over-use the buffer and cause irritation. Once you have washed your face, attach a clean rejuvenating puff to the applicator’s attachment head. Ensure that the blue side of the pad is facing outward and press firmly so that the pad is in place. Wet the pad and then affix the attachment head onto the applicator. Once the assembly is complete, turn the unit on and exfoliate the skin, starting with the forehead and then the cheeks before moving outward to exfoliate the rest of the face.
The entire process should take no more than a few minutes, and care should be taken to avoid over exfoliating the skin. Discard the puff, as this piece was designed to only be used once and then replaced. Rinse your face and ensure that the unit is clean before you store it away. Failure to properly clean the system or reusing the puffs could result in malfunction of the system and even worse, infection. To reduce the chance of side effects, be sure to carefully follow the instructions that come with the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System.
Side Effects of the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
While the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System is designed for all different skin types, those who have sensitive skin may experience redness, stinging, and other types of irritation, just as they would from a professional microdermabrasion treatment. The buffing crystals may cause these symptoms in those with thin skin as well. In order to avoid irritation, do not use the pads on skin that is already irritated, itchy, or extremely dry, and seek treatment for these issues before you use this Neutrogena skin care kit. If you do experience prolonged discomfort after treatment, then try to exfoliate less often than the packaging recommends and ask your skin care expert if the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System is the right choice for your skin.
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