If you knew what microdermabrasion was doing to your skin, you’d probably give it a miss! Microdermabrasion is the process of using various kinds of abrasives to remove the top layers of your skin.
This process has been around for a while because clinicians and doctors used to believe this prompted the skin to ‘renew’ itself and helped to remove wrinkles and impurities.
But latest skin research shows that microdermabrasion is doing more harm than good because it damages the skin’s epidermal barrier. Our epidermal barrier is a specialised layer of skin cells and lipids that protects us from UV rays, allergens, irritants and pollutants.
If this epidermal barrier is damaged through the use of chemical creams or excessive exfoliation, the skin diverts resources and nutrients from the dermis to repair it. But it the dermis where our skin’s supporting structures lie, and where nutrients and circulation are needed the most.
Our skin is what keeps the ‘nasties’ located in the environment out of our bodies. Without it, we would not survive. So you can see why it is important to keep our skin functioning at healthy, optimal levels.
At Facial Care By Sia, we have a number of skin treatments, as well as chemical-free skin care, that actually infuse nutrients into the dermis of the skin, where they do the most good, rather than simply polishing off the skin’s top layers. Contact us now.