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PMD Personal Microderm Review*

This is a post that I have wanted to get so right, so it has ended up taken me too long to get around to doing. I mean if there was a post not to rush it’s this one. I feel like if this wasn’t used right it could cause damage, so I felt the pressure to get it right immediately.

The product I’m talking about is the PMD Personal Microderm. I was kindly sent this, so thank you so much! I have been using it for a while now and I’ve fallen in love!

One of the most important things to do with this is read the manual, and if you don’t want to read the manual they have it in a DVD format, which is extremely useful. It makes it easy to use and you’re less likely to jump in at the deep end which is a lot better for your skin. As nobody wants red blotchy skin from not knowing how to use it. (I also got a mild electric shock from not being careful with the plug, so there’s that too)

What is Microdermabrasion?

Think of it as a professional way to exfoliate. The PMD Personal Microderm uses the same Aluminium Oxide Crystals that you’ll find in professional machines, and these make up a flat, coarse disc that deeply exfoliate the skin. It does the skin a whole lot of good and you’re left looking brighter and smoother.

All of the dead skin cells are instantly removed by the vacuum actions, and your skin will start to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, so you’re left with all around healthier skin!

Why do I Need an at Home Kit?

In my opinion it’s convenient, and you can do it when you want to. You don’t have to book an appointment and travel, as you have the machine yourself. Don’t get me the wrong this one won’t be as strong as the ones you’ll get in the spa, and you’ll need to be careful with the amount of pressure you use, but it’s not too difficult to learn. Start extremely gently and work your way up.

So What are the Benefits?

You won’t see the results after the first use, but if you keep with it you will see an improvement. Like most forms of exfoliation it does the skin a whole lot of good. Other than the cell renewal, you can expect:

  • Smoother and Brighter Skin
  • Reduced Dark Spots
  • Flat Acne Scars Buffed Away
  • Disappearance of Small Fine Lines
  • Fading Uneven Pigmentation

How do I know What to Use?

You will get everything you need with the kit, which includes discs of different sizes: a small one for your face and a larger one for your body.

The discs are colour coded for safety, so you know what their intensity is and how abrasive it is. The white one is the gentlest, and therefore the one to start with, it’s the one I still use and it is for ultra sensitive skin.

You can then move onto a grey disc, and then the blue one before moving onto the green disk. I haven’t tried the green disc yet, as I’m taking my time with this kit, as this is not something to rush your way through.

You can buy two extra discs which are the strongest and these are red and black, but the black one is for the body only. It’s great that these two don’t come with the kit, as you just know someone won’t read the manual and will jump right in with the black one on the face, and that won’t end well at all.

One thing that I was unsure of first, but seriously love is that it comes with different plugs, so you can travel with this and not need an adaptor.

That’s All Good, but How Do I Use it?

Here’s a run down of what I’ve been doing:

  1. Skin care routine as usual, but make sure your skin is dry
  2. Connect the power cord to the device and twist the bottom until it locks into place
  3. Get the desired disk and attach it firmly into the port, and twist the cap on tight
  4. Turn it on by the switch on the handle
  5. Use your free hand to pull the skin, so it’s a little tighter
  6. Use the device in an upward motion, being careful not to go over the same place more than twice
  7. That’s it, you’re done with the PMD Personal Microderm!
  8. Apply a generous layer of moisturiser after
  9. Give your skin a week to recover
  10. Clean the disk with rubbing alcohol or antibacterial soap every time, and be sure to rinse the dark filter with warm water too.

My Experience

It doesn’t hurt. It’s very hard to describe exactly what it feels like. Don’t get me wrong you can feel it working, but I wouldn’t say it’s uncomfortable, and I’ve been extremely careful and light handed.

I’ve stuck to the white disk which is the gentlest and my skin is already smoother and so much softer. I have dry skin, so it did feel extremely tight afterwards, but it’s nothing a bit of moisturiser can’t fix. There was no irritation, and I’m starting to really see a difference.

I’m not sure if I’ll try the harsher ones, as I’m liking keeping it simple, and the best thing about this is that you can go at your own pace.

Overall I love how much this has helped my skin, and I love that I can do it at my own pace and on my own time. It does cost a lot of money at £135, but think about how much you’ll be saving in the long run! I can’t wait to use this in the Winter, it is going to be a real life saver! If you’d like to check it out, then you can click here!

If you’d like to read more about my skincare routine, when I’m not using this. Then I have a post all about it.

Have you ever tried anything like this?

Thank you for reading!

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  1. 5th July 2017 / 2:51 pm

    OMG that’s so nice! I’ve always wanted my own microderm hahaha! It must be really fun to play with!

  2. 5th July 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Ooh this sounds so good! I’ve never tried anything like it before but my skin could definitely do with it haha. Love that it comes with a little dvd too so you can be really sure what to do with it x

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • 5th July 2017 / 10:57 pm

      It is really beneficial to the skin! It’s such a good feature, to really make sure you know what you’re doing!xx

  3. 5th July 2017 / 5:34 pm

    This looks and sounds so good, my skin could definitely benefit from this at the minute. Not sure if I like the price tho, if it was a little less expensive, I’d be buying it right now! xx

    Lisa | Soho Stripes

    • 5th July 2017 / 10:59 pm

      The price is so off putting, I guess you just have to look at it in the long run of how much you’ll be saving from not having to keep paying to have it done. Thank you for reading!xx

  4. 5th July 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Great Post – this looks so good, something I definitely need at the moment.
    Sarah X

    • 5th July 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Thank you lovely, and it’s so beneficial for the skin!xx

    • 5th July 2017 / 11:00 pm

      It is so beneficial! No problem, thank you for reading!xx

  5. 6th July 2017 / 8:58 am

    This sounds incredible! I suffer so badly with uneven skin tone and surface and often wonder whether microdermabrasion would help my skin and the fact you can do this at home is even better! I’d definitely love to invest in one of these if I ever have the money to, looks like a fabulous product!
    Alice Xx

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:20 pm

      It is so useful, and you can really see the results! I hope you manage to get one!xx

  6. 6th July 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Wow wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? 🙂


  7. 6th July 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Ooh wow! Great post! I’ve never heard of these before but sounds really interesting and just what my skin needs right now! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:26 pm

      It is so useful, and really beneficial for the skin xx

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:26 pm

      They’re so good, aren’t they?!xx

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I put a lot of effort into this one!xx

  8. 6th July 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Sounds so amazing! I’ve been looking up this treatment but it’s so expensive so maybe this is my alternative and it’s great you can do it in the comfort of your own home!

    With love, Tanya x

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:28 pm

      It really is, doing it at your own home makes it so much better in my opinion!xx

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:29 pm

      No problem, thank you for reading!xx

  9. 6th July 2017 / 10:21 pm

    This sounds insane!! Need to put this on the wish list.
    Liv xx

  10. Bernadette
    6th July 2017 / 11:12 pm

    This sounds like such a cool beauty device, I definitely need to check this one out. It sounds like it could do wonders for my skin. x


    • 7th July 2017 / 12:57 pm

      It is such a handy tool and really good for the skin too!xx

    • 7th July 2017 / 12:57 pm

      It was for me at first, but you get used to it! Thank you!xx

  11. Nicole Hurst
    7th July 2017 / 10:29 am

    Ooh this sounds like a different kind of beauty device, another product added onto my wishlist haha!

  12. 8th July 2017 / 3:51 am

    This sounds fab and so easy to use! Your review is great, I love that you really tell us about it. I would love to try something like this.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • 9th July 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!xx

  13. 8th July 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I have always had my eye on the PMD but I could never swallow the price but thanks for the very detailed review. I’m still contemplating whether to purchase it or not.


    • 9th July 2017 / 10:01 pm

      The price is off putting, but it works really well xx

  14. 10th July 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Thanks for this. I have been thinking about getting myself something like this for a while. How often do you personally find yourself using it? I’m not sure I’d use it often enough to make it worth the price, but my skin has been so bad the last few weeks, that I really think I need to invest in something like this.

    • 11th July 2017 / 6:32 pm

      No problem, thank you for reading! I use mine every two weeks, as you’re supposed to give you skin about a week to recover, but I give it an extra week sometimes. It is definitely a lot of money xx

  15. 11th July 2017 / 9:12 am

    Ok, as an exfoliation junkie I really need a tool like this in my life. I like that it comes with various disks depending on what you need. Great review xx

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • 11th July 2017 / 8:08 pm

      It is such a beneficial tool to have xx

  16. Kayleigh Zara
    12th July 2017 / 5:51 am

    This is such a thorough review of this product, I love that you’ve included every possible detail that we’d need to know! Also your photography is great x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻✨ http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • 12th July 2017 / 10:15 am

      Thank you! I put a lot of effort into this one!xx

  17. 13th July 2017 / 9:42 am

    Wow this sounds so amazing! Never tried anything at all like this. Thank you for all the information and effort you put into this it was so a very interesting and perfectly written post. 🙂
    Megan https://itsmeganquinn.blogspot.ie/

    • 13th July 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you! This means a lot, and thank you for reading!xx

  18. 13th July 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I have been sent a PMD too and I used it for the first time on the weekend and can already see a difference in my skin, it feels a lot smoother and looks brighter. I can’t wait to use it for a further 3 weeks (as I’ve been told to do) and see the results. Glad to hear it’s working well for you too! x


    • 14th July 2017 / 6:34 pm

      It is so beneficial isn’t it? It really is such a good tool!xx

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