Waging A War Against Bad Skin

As if the never-ending battle against acne that I have waged since I was a teen wasn’t bad enough, 30 brought on the first wrinkles (of many to come). How can my skin be young enough for acne and old enough for wrinkles at the same time? It’s just not fair. In my research to find a solution to both wars, one word pops up over and over – microdermabrasion. Previously performed only in med spas, a surge of at-home kits has penetrated the market offering an affordable and time-saving option for busy moms who, if given the time to actually visit a spa, would prefer for their relaxing spa day to consist of more “fluff” treatments like a relaxing massage. (Fuzzy robes, soothing music and a waterfall optional but much appreciated.)

I was recently surprised to learn that NBC (the same company that airs some of my favorite TV shows) also has an online store, ShopNBC, that sells all kinds of merchandise. Don’t let the TV giant’s name fool you into thinking the store is filled with network memorabilia, it’s a real store with all kinds of things. From jewelry to beauty and electronics to fitness, ShopNBC has a lot to offer, including great microdermabrasion at home kits.

At Home Microdermabrasion Kit

Since microdermabrasion is one of those things you have to do on a semi-regular basis to keep up the results, the cost factor of microdermabrasion at a med spa can also be problematic. I was surprised to see how inexpensive at-home kits are. For less than $100 you can get an entire system including a microdermabrasion wand. I doubt you can get more than two treatments in a spa for that price.

For a smaller baby step into the world of microdermabrasion, there are also creams and masks available that have microdermabrasion properties to them. (Which might be a good place for someone like me to start.)

I am still formulating the best plan to attack my skin issues, but microdermabrasion is on my list. Have you ever tried microdermabrasion? If so which do you prefer, in-home treatments or a med spa?

Disclosure – This post was brought to you by ShopNBC.

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