Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of the skin, a term you might know as exfoliation. Combined with a good facial using the correct product it can be used as salon treatments and can be carried out at home with creams and scrubs. It’s usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands. Before we can understand how microdermabrasion works, it’s important to understand how skin works.
Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through. In order to get the best results with product penetration we need to remove the stratum corneum which is the first dead cell layer of the epidermis.