For the first time in years, I had quite a bit of trouble with my skin this winter. I’ve always had issues with breakouts but usually the worst months are the warms summer ones. So I was surprised to suddenly be dealing with acne during the coldest months of the year and then some scarring as a result when the breakouts healed.
The offer to try the Riiviva Microderm home microdermabrasion device couldn’t have come at a better time. This handy unit provides professional microdermabrasion results in the comfort of your own home. I have used microdermabrasion devices before and I was interested to see how this one would compare.
I plugged in the device to charge and the fact that it was cordless and rechargeable was a feature I immediately appreciated. Our house is older and the bathroom actually doesn’t have an outlet so my previous corded unit was a bit of a pain to use since I had to set a mirror up on the kitchen table. I charged the device and chose the diamond tip I wanted for the first session.
The device comes with three removable diamond heads in fine, medium and coarse. The first time I used the device, I started with the fine tip. The process basically involves stretching the skin taut with one hand while moving the device over the skin with the other. The vacuum action pulls skin against the diamond head and stimulates circulation as the diamond head gently and deeply exfoliates the top layer of skin. [Read more...]