Microdermabrasion: Friend or Foe?

Microdermabrasion is all the rage in skin care these days but what is it really doing to your skin? In a nutshell microdermabrasion uses a tool to buff away the dead skin cells from the outer most layer of the skin, or the epidermis. By doing this it allows newer, fresher skin to appear; sun damage, fine lines and surface blemishes are removed during this process.  Some of the largest issues many women have experienced when having microdermabrasion done is bruising, skin discoloration and some have even had their capillaries burst! Sounds a little painful, right? 
Fortunately there is an easier and less painful way to produce much the same results of microdermabrasion, it’s called Alpha Hydrox! Alpha Hydrox skin care uses natural glycolic acids or AHAs to achieve these results. Glycolic acids gently remove dead skin cells by loosening the bonds that hold them to skin’s surface. This reveals newer, fresher skin and keeps the skin in a constant state of renewal so it is continually creating new cells. Beautiful complexion achieved without bruising, discoloration or a busted capillary!  

About Barbara Goldstein

I am the Director of Corporate Communications for Scott's Liquid Gold and Neoteric Cosmetics. I am the third generation to work in this family business founded and based in Denver, CO. We will celebrate our 6oth anniversary in 2011.
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17 Responses to Microdermabrasion: Friend or Foe?

  1. meagangwhite says:

    Hi, I’ve just ordered some AHA souffle and will be a first time user. I’m very excited. Can i use my Neutrogena oil-free fash wash prior to applying it at night? Is taht combo ok? that’s what I have at home and I’d like to begin applying — if that facewash is an ok companion to the souffle. I also have a deep moisturizer by Clinique that I’ll apply after.

    • Yay and welcome to the Alpha Hydrox family! Yes, you an use the Neutrogena Face Wash or any gentle, soap free cleaner. Just avoid any cleaner that leaves your skin feeling dry and tight. Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle is a 12% Glycolic solution. As a new user, we usualy recommend starting with a 10% solution. You can use the Souffle but we would suggest using it only at night at first. Using a moisturizer over an AHA is always a good idea. Eventually, you may want to use the Souffle morning and night but when using an AHA in the morning, be sure to wear a sunscreen also. Thanks for your question and let us know what you think after using the Souffle for a few weeks. You should notice a difference pretty quickly!

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  3. Susan EdwaRds says:

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