Skin polishing is the most effective way to rejuvenate skin cells and enhance the beauty of the skin. On day to day basis our skin is exposed to many types of harmful substances like dust, chemical, sun rays etc. These things make skin loose its natural luster and shine. It is thus required to exfoliate the skin at regular intervals to keep it safe from such harmful elements.
Microdermabrasion is one of the more recent skin-care techniques to have crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream. It's being advanced as an "instant facelift”.
Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains(crystals) or diamond crystal burr to buff away the surface layer of skin. It's usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands.
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.
When you put lotions or creams on your skin, some of the moisture passes through the stratum corneum, but not all of it. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkle lines and blemishes.
All of the action in microdermabrasion takes place at the level of the stratum corneum. Affecting deeper layers of skin would be painful and harmful, and it would risk permanently embedding the tiny grains into the skin.