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Has anyone seen the TV commercials for those microdermabrasion machines? They are a handheld machine that has a spinning scrubber on the end. You are supposed to dip the end in a cream and polish your face and skin with it. Are these things any good?
 

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i read on another forum about asprin and honey to make a microdermbrasion thingy or something. does anyone know what im talking about? it it good?

anyways... i wanted to add on to Jriddle's question and ask if the at home kits as good as the spa machines?
 

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ive tried a manual microdermabrasion. im afraid to use the electric sponge rotating thingy cause i would prefer to use a new new sponge after every application to prevent reinfection and more acne. the replacement sponges are pretty expensive and im sure you can get just as good an exfoliation with a cheap makeup application sponge and doing the circular mostion manually. it just takes a bit more effort.

if you are using the cream at home polisher then you need to keep in mind what kind of fomula you are using. i used the olay version and i found it just a bit too oily and i ended breaking out. and if you have acne and you use glycolic acid peels you might want to consider a a micodermabraison with glycolic acid already in the formula.

i found this thingy. someone was talking about it on another forum so i bookmarked it for future reference. it seems like a cute little toy. i would prefer to by something that is a little more professional but i dont want to sand blast my face off by accident. if anyone has used it let me know. my only problem is that the refills are so expensive. Dermatologist's Microdermabrasion Vacuum System at Hammacher Schlemmer
 

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I'm using one right now. (Neutrogena) It's not bad, but it's not stellar either.
 
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