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This $18 at-home microdermabrasion kit can save you hundreds of dollars on facials

Danelle Sandoval
·3-min read

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For skincare enthusiasts, a facial can be relaxing, comforting and an all-around pick-me-up. Although we might not be able to actually go to the spa right now, many of us have come up with creative ways to enjoy self-care rituals at home (myself included).

If you’ve been missing out on getting your monthly facial treatment, there is an option on Amazon that can help you achieve one right at home. With over 3,600 ratings, it’s highly raved about by reviewers and costs just a mere $18.

Neutrogena’s Microdermabrasion Starter Kit is an at-home facial system that can help give your skin firmness and a healthy glow. It can also aid with signs of aging. According to the brand’s clinical study, 88 percent of users had “visible improvements in the look of fine lines after 1 week and reduced appearance of wrinkles or age spots after 4 weeks.”

Shop: Neutrogena Microdermabrasion Kit, $17.97

Credit: Amazon

So how does it work? Well, the tool uses single-use puffs featuring “pre-dosed ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers” that can ultimately provide luminous skin with gentle exfoliation.

Normally, microdermabrasion treatments can run from $100 to $200, and many shoppers have exclaimed how much money they’ve saved in skipping spa appointments while using this product.

“A lifesaver,” one shopper wrote. “Instead of spending $200 on a microdermabrasion facial at a spa, I use this every other day and have seen a huge difference in my skin!”

Another reviewer who gave the product five stars mentioned, “A facial in a box for a quarter of the price! I was looking for a spa-like treatment at home for cheap and boy did I find one! What a great value too.”

One purchaser highlighted how well it worked for anti-aging and explained, “It has really reduced the lines and made my face/neck look younger. One of my co-workers commented on how much younger and healthier looking I was.”

In case you’re unsure of doing a facial at home (which is totally understandable), dermatologist Jennifer Herrmann told My Domaine, “I love when patients are proactive and complement in-office treatments with at-home maintenance treatments.” She continues, “At-home microdermabrasion is a perfect tool that helps keep skin glowing by gently lifting dead, dull skin cells from the outermost skin layer. By removing this layer, microdermabrasion also allows topicals to penetrate more deeply and increase their efficacy.”

If you do decide to take the leap, it’s important to note that these treatments should not be overdone. It’s recommended to space microdermabrasion facials two weeks apart, but if you’re ever concerned, it’s best to contact your dermatologist. Furthermore, it’s beneficial to moisturize well after every session.

Additionally, this starter kit may not deliver the same results as seeing a professional. But in the meantime, it can definitely be worth considering.

One shopper explained, “Thought this product would exfoliate much more than it does. I’ve used it about four times and personally do not see any difference.”

In comparison to other high-end microdermabrasion tools and treatments, this one won’t break the bank and can be done in the comfort of your own home. And while many options can run in the hundreds of dollars, your wallet and pores can both thank you with this affordable skincare essential.

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