Y’all know we love our gadgets and gizmos aplenty here at Poosh, but even we were a little intimidated by the Vanity Planet Exfora Personal Microdermabrasion Wand.
Microdermabrasion is a type of physical exfoliation that gently sands down skin, so to speak, and can help with blackheads, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and large pores. However, it’s also $$$$—a single professional treatment can easily cost upwards of $150. So if there was a way to get similar results without having to leave our home, ofc we had to try it.
Turns out our worries were unfounded, as this little device proved itself to be easy to use and incredibly effective. Using a combo of a diamond exfoliating tip and a suction tunnel, it sloughs away dead skin and debris and sucks everything up—including gunk that’s trapped in pores.
After some Pooshies had the chance to try it, our Slack channel was going off! People commented on how soft their skin felt after using it and how the tone and texture had improved quite a bit even after just one use.
It’s relatively straightforward to use and even has an LCD screen with a diagram showing how to use the device on each area of the face, along with a timer that goes off when it’s time to move on to a different area. (For obvious reasons, you don’t want to spend too much time going over the same spot.)
Here’s how it works:
- After washing your face, turn it on and press the start button. Then, place the head on your skin, keeping it perpendicular so you get a bit of suction.
- Gently move the device as indicated by the LCD screen.
Pro tip: Use one hand to guide the device and the other to pull your skin taut.
- It tingles a little bit, but isn’t painful. Once you’ve done your entire face, apply soothing, nourishing, hydrating skincare products—definitely not anything harsh.
This nifty device isn’t just for the face (though that’s what we most commonly use it for). It comes with four different heads:
Normal: for general use on the face
Fine: to reach smaller places on the face, like the sides of the nose
Body: to use on arms, legs, stomach, and back
Massage: to boost circulation and promote collagen production
We use the normal head the most often, but the other heads are handy to have (for instance, the body one sets the stage for an even, non-splotchy self-tanner application).
Oh, and it doesn’t take long at all to do the treatment, making it easy to incorporate into our skincare routine. Shop it below.
Exfora Personal Microdermabrasion Wand
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