If you’ve ever gone to get microdermabrasion done, then you know it costs an arm and a leg and maybe even your first born child to get great results. This stuff’s not cheap by any means, but boy is it worth it!
When I discovered microdermabrasion about 6 years ago, I was in rapture! My skin looked dewy, fresh, and glowed with a luster I hadn’t seen in a loooong time (let’s say during my pre-acne era). I was hooked, but there was just one teensy problem…getting microdermabrasion is expensive, usually costing around $100 per visit if you’re lucky…ouch. So I decided to look for a natural, homemade alternative that works just as well.
What is Microdermabrasion and Does Microdermabrasion Work?
If you’re not familiar with microdermabrasion, it’s a procedure done by licensed estheticians that gently remove the outside layer of dead skin cells using a super fine crystal paste (or sometimes even a diamond-tipped wand…fancy!). They load up this crystal paste onto the end of a suction wand and then scour your skin until fresh skin is visible.
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
In my experience, it’s actually kind of nice feeling, though some people may need the gentle setting if you have sensitive skin.
The end result is lustrous, glowing skin that I think everyone should be able to afford.
Today, I’m going to teach you how you can get a spa quality experience for just pennies, and it’s just 2 ingredients!
2 Ingredient at Home Microdermabrasion Recipe
What You’ll Need
• 1 tsp baking soda (this is what polishes away dead skin cells)
• ½ tsp of raw honey(soothes, moisturizes, and heals the skin)
• 1 drop Lavender or Tea Tree essential oil (anti-bacterial, prevents breakouts, and soothes irritation)
Loving Preparation – 2 Ingredient at Home Microdermabrasion
• In a small dish, mix the baking soda and raw honey together until you form a paste (add your 1 drop of essential oil if using)
• Splash your face with warm water to open your pores
• Massage into skin in very gentle, circular motions concentrating on problem areas. Do this for at least 1 minute
• Rinse well with cool water and pat dry. You may notice some redness. This is normal and usually goes away after a few hours
• Follow with a generous spritz of rose water to rebalance your skin’s pH levels (you can learn how to make your own here) then moisturize with a drop or two of healing argan oil
• Repeat in 1 week (sometimes you can get away with doing at home microdermabrasion more often if you have less sensitive skin, but I wouldn’t exceed twice per week)
Since your skin will be sensitive afterward, be sure to avoid direct sunlight for the rest of the day to prevent further sensitivity and redness. You want to keep your fresh new skin protected!
Rose Water is Essential
Baking soda is quite alkaline and can upset the pH of your skin’s natural acid mantle. In order to restore your skin’s natural pH, you need to use a toner afterward or you might end up with either very dry skin, or very oily skin. We don’t want either of those! But you don’t have to worry, rose water just so happens to be a perfect pH balancer and quite healing for your new glowing complexion. Learn how to make herbal waters here and why you should use rose water here.
If you need further guidance on how to rebalance a damaged skin barrier, please read my barrier repair article here.
Have you ever made your own microdermabrasion treatment at home? Please share in the comments below!
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