Want to have the skin like Cate Blanchett? Well, here’s the truth (as painful as it can get), all of those skin care products available over the counter will not help your broken capillaries and sun spots. Neither will SPF cream. I’m not saying you should ditch the sunscreen. No, no. SPF base is so important; with all those anti-cancer campaigns we’re bombarded daily, importance of SPF should be drilled into you. (If you are not in love with sunscreen, Thomas Leveritt’s video “How the sun sees you” will make you think twice. With his ultraviolet camera, Thomas showed passersby the sun damage and freckles unnoticeable to the naked eye).

But since the damage has been done, you need something more drastic; something that will penetrate your skin deep and give instant results. Facial creams cannot do that. Even the most expensive ones that promise an abrasive and clearing effect cannot clear your skin. But there is something that will – the truthful and only genuinely harmless abrasive method – microdermabrasion.


Microdermabrasion is a technique that centers around the usage of safe and pure crystals that are nothing but beneficial agents which do a great smoothing and cleansing job on your skin. When a person undergoes this procedure, the crystals are pressed and rubbed on the skin and they remove the dead cells from the surface, letting the skin breathe and giving way for the cells to rejuvenate without dealing with the dirt and the oils that have been accumulated in between. This procedure is completely safe and non-damaging to the face, the crystals are as far from chemicals as it gets and the results are amazing.

The only thing you should be careful about is the day right after the microdermabrasion. The skin will be slightly pink and you should stay away from the sun, products that contain chemicals and heavy makeup. You can use coconut oil to keep the skin moisturized if you want to go the natural way, and a little bit of a gentle face cream will also do.

Although there is no doubt that microdermabrasion is the best skin cleansing method, it should be well stated that it is not supposed to be done too often because the skin requires the natural recovery period once it has lost the outer part. Be careful not to understand this the wrong way, your skin hasn’t lost anything essential, on the contrary, it just got rid of everything that was heavy on it, creating the unnecessary feeling of dull and overwhelmed skin.

During the procedure you will simply feel a mild tingling, but that only suggests that the crystals are fulfilling their assignment, which is reducing the amount of oil trapped in the cells, stopping the creation of blackheads and blemishes (for the time being), fighting against the existing ones and slowing the aging process of the skin by urging the production of collagen.

Microdermabrasion can help you get rid from one of the main factors that cause blemishes and that is the oily dirt that is trapped in the dead cells on the surface of the skin, but in order to completely prevent them you need to consider your lifestyle as a whole. The diet can play a vital role for the way your skin appears, so by focusing on fruits and vegetables you will surely succeed in reducing the oil that your skin creates. Exercise is also very important since sweating is the best way to get rid of toxins. Well-balances diet, exercise, sunscreen and microdermabrasion combined are the ideal formula for perfect skin. Try it!