Beauty treatments at home: PMD Personal Microderm review

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My selfcare routine has been seriously neglected these past few months. In comparison to this time last year when it felt like we had all of the time in the world,  I feel like I have to be thirty places at once, juggling a dozen plates. A new job with later finishes and the sheer exhaustion that come with it hasn’t helped in maintaining the beauty regimen I had started whilst on furlough but one thing that I have tried to keep up, no matter how tired I am, is my at home microdermabrasion.


When something claims to diminish the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, uneven skin tone and decrease pore size, im all in so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to test the Classic PMD device. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I don’t have any huge skin concerns at the moment. I turned 30 in April and I am just keen to preserve the health of my skin whilst hopefully preventing any further damage. 

I first received the device at the end of April and it has remained a part of my self care skincare routine ever since. I have missed a couple of weeks but apart from that I have used it regularly, once a week in order to give it a thorough test before posting. (PMD recommend using the product once a week for 8- 12 weeks before seeing results) 

In terms of use, it really is very simple. The Classic PMD device has one speed setting and one mode – you simply turn it on and off.

  • The device must be used on clean, dry skin before any products are applied. 
  • Make sure that the black filter is on the device so that dead skin doesn’t clog up the device.
  • Attatch your disc (small for face, large for body -I haven’t yet tried the PMD device on my body however I imagine it would be great before fake tanning.)
  • Pull the skin taught in the targeted treatment area.
  • Move the PMD device in an upward position whilst avoiding going over the same area more than twice.

Once finished it is advised to neutralise the PH balance with a toner and recovery moisturiser. I opted for the Elemis balancing toner and Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturiser. My skin didn’t have any irritation or persistent redness and felt comfortable throughout.

There are three disc types ranging from the very sensitive grey to the moderate green. There is also a white disc which is used for the training mode, to allow you to get to grips with the technique required. It is recommended that you practice on somewhere like your arm so you are able to fully see what you are doing. The spinning discs exfoliate away any surface dead skin cells with ease. By removing dead skin, product is able to absorb and work more effectively and the newer, youthful cells are able to move to the top resulting in a fresher, more glowing complexion. 

After using the device for the past 12 weeks I have noticed that my skin is more radiant than before. The general texture and luminosity has improved and my skin almost feels softer – it has lost that congested, rough texture. It is hard to predict what my skin would be like at this exact point if I hadn’t used the device, but I haven’t had any dryness or blemishes around my mouth like I did in the first lockdown, despite using similar products and wearing my mask. 

I want to add that I have never had any salon based microdermabrasion treatments so cannot directly compare my experience with the PMD device and a treatment performed by a professional. I have tried countless ‘at home treatments’ and quick fixes overt the years from masks, serums and those awful pore strips that rip your skin to pieces. I had a look in to microdermabrasion facials in a couple of clinics local to me and prices began at £65, so for the price equivalent of two facials you can have regular weekly treatments without leaving your home. I would absolutely recommend giving the PMD Personal Microderm a go and once you have the device itself you can simply replace the discs 

You can pick up your own PMD device from the brand website (they regularly have great offers and discount codes – they currently have 30% off) or from Look Fantastic (use my code SOPHIE-R1DBH for £5 off your order). I would love to hear your self care skincare recommendations.

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One Comment

  • Timmy

    It is always such a nuisance with beauty products and tools that you cannot really know if they worked or not because our skins are so interchangeable but your skin looked great when I last saw you so we shall thank this for it!

    I would be interested to hear how it goes on the body, although I can imagine that will be a slow old process but still interesting to know.

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