Pinterest Beauty Review: DIY Microdermabrasion

(This post was written for The Glosse Posse.)

I didn’t have much time this past week to test out some fun pins, not to mention I was missing quite a few ingredients, so I decided to go with the simplest one called DIY Microdermabrasion. All you need is baking soda and water. The instructions said that you’ll need 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water, which you will then stir until it becomes a paste. I didn’t have time to follow the instructions so I played around with the ingredients in my palm until the ‘product’ looked watery enough to apply on my face. I tried to find where the original pin had come from but unfortunately, the blog had been deactivated. As I was googling for some more baking soda microdermabrasion tips, I found a blog called Don’t Pin That. The blogger pointed out that baking soda can dry out your skin and cause even more break-outs. This DIY microdermabrasion works better for those with oily skin. Since I have combination skin, I didn’t want to risk messing with my natural pH balance. I massaged the product in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area, then quickly rinsed my face with cold water (warm water should be fine too). It feels a lot like having salt dissolve on your skin (slippery feel) but don’t try to scrub your face. According to the pin, you’re supposed to end up with a glowing face, like the girl in the picture. While that was not the case for me, I did find that my complexion improved and my skin tone was not as dark. After the DIY microdermabrasion, I moisturised my face as usual and applied Advil Liqui-gel on the raised bumps around my chin and right cheek.

When I woke up the next morning, I felt that there was just enough oil on my face, as usual. My skin wasn’t dehydrated and I noticed that the uneven skin from the night before was now much smoother. This could also be from using the Advil Liqui-gel, though I’d never had it work that quickly before. Total cost of ingredients that I already have at home? Just pennies for this one-time treatment!

Warning:
It is recommended that you do not do this treatment daily but weekly or less often, depending on your skin type. Since my combination skin becomes less oily around autumn/winter, I think I’ll be doing this treatment once or twice a month.
Just remember to moisturise! 😉

Let me know how this pin works for you. Always do a test patch if you’re unsure and stop if you notice anything abnormal.

I’ll have to go shopping this weekend for some more ingredients for next week’s pin.

Cheers!

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