PMD: Personal Microderm System

Keeping your skin healthy all year-round is key to having a great complexion. However, if you are putting on moisturizers, serums and balms on top of layers of dead skin, you are wasting your money and your time!

Exfoliating is super important. By removing that dead layer of skin at the surface, your skincare products will penetrate into fresh skin layers and really do their job. My favorite way of exfoliating, and I mean, truly removing the flaky skin at the surface, is with my Personal Microderm or, PMD, an at-home microdermabrasion system…

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I love the convenience of using my PMD in my own home. I don’t have the hassle of making any appointments or deal with the expense of a spa. I use my PMD once a week. However, it only takes one treatment to notice a HUGE difference! You know that term ‘soft as a baby’s behind’? That’s how your skin will feel after using the PMD, EVERY TIME! So, instead of just softening the dead, flaky skin, you are revealing the new skin underneath that is primed to drink in your favorite moisturizer and reveal smooth and soft skin while buffing away fine lines and cleaning out pores.

With the PMD set, you get 7 planers. These are the sanding pads that gently remove the dead, dull skin. I start off using the practice disc as it is the most gentle and it does everything I need it to do. There are larger discs for larger areas such as your heels and elbows and, discs with heavier grit.

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While you stroke the PMD across your dry skin, the head is actually vacuuming up the flaky skin. I like this for two reasons: One is that there is no dust flying around while I am using it and two, this vacuuming action also stimulates the skin which promotes more blood flow and creates healthier skin.

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Using a microdermabrasion system can be very intimidating at first. I am glad that the company thought to include a DVD in the system to take you step-by-step through the process. After one use, you’ll see how easy it is and look forward to creating your own results right in your own home. Besides having immediate results, I like getting the full effort of my skincare products.

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This isn’t something you can breeze through without looking in the mirror, I should mention. This is a serious treatment and you want to create the best outcome so, don’t get in a hurry. Enjoy the process as it is quite soothing. The PMD has a loud hum to it and it changes when you have created a successful vacuum as you plane across your skin. Start off with clean, dry skin and being planing on the smoother, flatter surfaces of your face, like right under the puffy part of your cheeks. Once you get accustomed to the upward motions, you can start working around your nose and by the chin area. I can get very flaky in the inner crease of my nose area and it’s very gratifying to microderm this area and see those flakes disappear.

The PMD plugs into an outlet, with a rather long cord and, maintenance of the unit itself is very simple. For the cost of just one spa microdermabrasion treatment, you can own the PMD for life. Right now, they have a 10% discount, store-wide, at their site. I totally recommend you get one and start your New Year with New Skin!

 

This product was sent to me for review. These are my own, honest opinions and results.#pmd #personalmicroderm  @pmdpersonalmicroderm

Silk’n FaceFX At Home Anti-Aging Device Plus Special Offer

I have just finished testing out the Silk’n FaceFX device. This is one item I have wondered about and jumped at the opportunity to test it out. Now, I want to tell you what I think.

Silk’n FaceFX is new technology in your hands. This device, when used as directed, will rejuvenate your skin with red LED light and heat. It stimulates deep skin tissue rejuvenation like no other product can.

TMS Cult Nails 188 FaceFX is an at-home device that can improve the texture of skin. It, also, will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade skin discoloration and even reduce the appearance of pores. Sounds grand, doesn’t it! Well, it is…

TMS Cult Nails 191 TMS Cult Nails 190The device can be used on the neck, cheek area, the forehead and under the eyes. I used it in all those places except for the neck. But, I did use it on the back of my hands to reduce the light sun spots I have.

TMS Cult Nails 193Here is how the device works: Synergistically, with a combination of heat and LED light energy, these two elements begin to make changes to the skin’s texture. It’s easy to use. I gently massage the areas I wish to treat for 5 minutes…

TMS Cult Nails 197 This is the top of the device that, when turned on, will heat up and the red LED light will come on. I gently massaged the area around my eye and out to the side where I have fine lines. The device slowly heats up and becomes cozy warm. The red LED light only comes on when the device is in contact with my skin. After treating one side for 5 minutes, I moved over to the other eye area for 5 minutes. Then I would take 5 minutes for my forehead. Last, I would use it for 5 minutes on each side of my nasal folds above my mouth. I did this routine 3 times a week for 4 weeks.

I, also, included the back of my hands. I would do each one for 5 minutes. Since the device didn’t have a long enough charge to do my hands when I had already treated my face, I just did my hands on alternative nights. So, it’s nice that the FaceFX is rechargeable…

TMS Cult Nails 200The on/off swtich also has a ready light to let you know you are charged and ready to go…

TMS Cult Nails 199The FaceFX device is heavy-duty. It has some weight to it so I could tell it wasn’t a cheap product. Yet, it fits comfortably in the hand…

TMS Cult Nails 201As I mentioned, I used this device for 4 weeks. I just finished this week. I used it 3 times a week on my face, after I removed my makeup and washed my face, and also for the back of my hands on alternate days. This was easy to use and I passed the time either reading or watching ‘The Walking Dead’. Kind of ironic, eh?

So, what happened? I definitely see a change of texture in the skin around my eyes. That’s where I have the fine lines. Luckily, I don’t have any deep lines there but, if I continue to use my FaceFX device, I will stay ahead of the game. It has been interesting to see these lines start to fill out and begin to fade. The sun spots on the back of my hands have only slightly lightened. I feel that more treatments will continue to fade the spots as well. In otherwords, I saw results. I also feel I’ll continue to see more results in the upcoming weeks.

Even though the massaging felt quite nice, I did get a little antsy to be finished. I do get bored fast. So, using the device while reading or watching TV made the time go faster. The unit does heat up gradually. I would recommend that you slide the device, staying in contact with your skin when you move over to a new area. The reason is that even though the area you just treated gradually felt the increase of heat, the new area will not be quite as adjusted. By sliding the device slowly to the new area, I wasn’t so surprised by how warm the device was. It isn’t terribly hot, however, it does get warm. I found it pleasant to use.

When I was finished, I wiped the top of the device off with a microfiber cloth and reset it back into its charger. I would then finish with my nightly skin moisturizer. As the weeks went by, I saw those fine eye lines fading. I was even looking in the mirror, squinting hard, to even notice any lines. The texture of my skin around my nasal folds softened slightly. And the sun spots on my hands have begun to lighten. Success!!!

I let the fine folks at Silk’n know that I am really pleased with the FaceFX. I saw the device mentioned in my Allure magazine just a few weeks before I started treatment. So, in conjunction with Silk’n, I have a link for you to not only check out FaceFX, you also can get 25% off and free shipping now through midnight 12/17. Check this link. Use the code: SWEETDEAL.

The cost of Silk’n FaceFX is significantly cheaper than going to the dermatologist’s office for the same treatments. I recommend this to anyone who wants to work on reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improve the texture of their skin. It did for me.

This product was provided to me for my review. These are my own, honest opinions.