How's self-isolation going? At the time of writing this (March 25) I am on day 11 and I am somehow at two extremes at the same time. On one end, my days are going by faster and I am feeling less bored day to day, on the other end, it can be really frustrating sometimes to feel cooped up at home.
While being cooped up at home I am really pushing myself to be able to push through content that people will be interested in all while figuring out to take all my photos in one very small apartment. The Silk'n ReVit is a device I've had for a few years now and I kept telling myself that one day I would do a little write up for y'all and the time has finally come. It only took over an entire year and a pandemic.
But yeah, follow along as I vacuum my face because what else am I doing now that I finished watching Tiger King (that shit was wild.) Seriously, social distancing has put by social life on a standstill so at least something is sucking my face.
WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?
It is a procedure using a device that had an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of skin in conjunction with a vacuum to help stimulate the skin. The procedure is considered minimally invasive and helps treat the following:
Basically I want this thing to make my skin look fine without makeup on. Let's see if it can do that.
SILK'N REVIT MICRODERMABRASION DEVICE
I found this at my mom's place still in the box, unused. It was gifted to her but she had no interest in using it and that's how I ended up with it. Prior to this I didn't even know at-home microdermabrasion was an option. The device comes with three different tips (precision, fine and coarse) and a few filters.
Instructions are easy enough. Just make sure there is a fresh filter in the device, choose the best tip for you and stroke it across your freshly cleansed face for up to 5 minutes per treatment area (there is a handy diagram included too!) The ReVit retails for $99 however at the time of publishing it is on sale on their site for $79.20! It cost up to $200 an hour per treatment in a salon setting!
It feels like your vacuuming your face. It doesn't hurt but it does feel weird. The suction is fairly strong (there are two intensities) and it does feel like you're getting into them pores. The ReVit instructions say that for ongoing maintenance it should be used twice a week or as you deem necessary for your skin's condition.
The ReVit also uses a diamond peel exfoliation tip so it really removes that outer layer of skin while the suction increases blood flow. You can expect to see some redness and perhaps some skin sensitivity after the treatment and it's advised that you moisturize your skin immediately after since your skin will be a bit dry and flakey.
Also, if you're someone (like myself) who likes to see blackhead strips or ingrown hairs being pulled out you are in for a treat because the filter is FULL of gross skin things after your done - I wasn't sure if you wanted to see a picture of it so I am not going to upload it. But it's grossly satisfying.
My skin felt noticeably smoother after the first treatment and after the second treatment my skin felt more plump and look more radiant. It's not strong enough to rip blackheads and whiteheads out (which is a good thing!) and I think my skin would be able to withstand treatments twice per week. Any redness post treatment only lasts for a bit and afterwards my skin did seem less rosy and my breakouts seemed reduced. I have been getting tons of compliments on my skin whenever I post IG videos of me wearing no makeup lately.
I know that my pictures don't do a great job of showcasing this because I am working with very limited resources (aka really depending on that natural apartment light) and that the first two photos look very similar. If you look closely around my nose and chin you can see that the texture improved and although it was sunnier the day after the redness has significantly reduced.
Would I recommend purchasing this? Depends on your skin type and your financial situation. If you're someone who enjoys microdermabrasion treatments I think you would be satisfied with this purchase. As far as skincare tools go, this is on the more affordable side (especially in comparison to their salon counterpart) and easy to use. I am happy to have it and will continue to use it.
The fine print: I mean... I guess this was technically gifted to me, but by my mom? Also none of the links above are affiliate links. Happy face sucking.
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