What is microdermabrasion and how can a face mask help?

When it comes to our skin, we all want it to be the same thing – youthful, glowing and wrinkle-free. There is such a huge range of products and procedures available in the never-ending quest for beautiful skin and among the most popular is microdermabrasion. This technique was first created in the 1980s but it was in the early 2000s that it really boomed. By 2005, microdermabrasion was in the top five of aesthetic procedures performed in the USA that year.

Microdermabrasion is performed by a registered practitioner and involves a machine being run over the skin which emits fine crystals to exfoliate it. A vacuum is then passed over the skin to remove the dead cells, revealing fresh, soft and brighter skin underneath. It is said to tackle fine lines, age spots and small scars and lead to smoother, younger-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion uses no chemicals and is not invasive but it comes with a few drawbacks. As with most skin treatments, not all skin reacts brilliantly to it and there can be after effects, albeit usually short-lived. It must be carried out by a registered practitioner and – perhaps the one that puts most people off – it is not a cheap option. Microdermabrasion costs on average around £50 to £80 per treatment and more than one may be needed.

So, if you’re put off by the price or are saving your pennies for a treatment in the future, why not try a face mask in the interim to help replicate some of the benefits?

Microdermabrasion promises to unclog pores and draw out impurities from the skin. A mud mask is one way to help reveal glowing skin without using the aesthetic procedure. Que Bella Beauty offers a huge range of masks for every different skin type and every skin aim. Among the best mud masks for pores which are congested and clogged is our Purifying Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Mud Mask. It uses natural tea tree and witch hazel to deep clean skin and draw out impurities naturally, while added Dead Sea mud powder gives a mineral boost which leaves it feeling soft.

Another way to tackle clogged and dull skin is thanks to a facial pore minimising mask. Among our best mud masks for pores is the Que Bella Pore Minimising Mud Mask, which uses camphor, peppermint oil, ginger root and grape extract to unclog pores and reveal fresher skin with less visible pores. For skin that looks fresh out of the dermatologist’s chair, why not try a black face mask peel such as Que Bella’s Professional Detoxifying Intense Black Peel off Mask. This mask promises to deep clean and detoxify skin thanks to added charcoal, pulling out impurities and blockages from pores.

So, if microdermabrasion is not on the cards for you right now, then look for the next best thing – face masks which can help to brighten, smooth and help the skin to really glow. Whether you’re searching for the best mud masks for pores, a black face mask peel or a facial pore minimising mask one thing’s for sure – it will be a fraction of the cost of a microdermabrasion treatment.

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