This post is sponsored by Trophy Skin. All opinion are 100% my own.
Have you ever wondered how to make your skin smoother and more even-textured again?
As I approach the big 4-0 (next year) it’s something I’m wondering quite often.
My skin has always seemed problematic, but in the recent years it’s definitely gotten worse. I feel like it’s not only dry in patches, but it’s rather uneven in texture.
I’ve been wanting to do something about it and recently I found a company that offers products I’ve been very eager to try – it’s called Trophy Skin and they offer spa-like products that you can use at home!
THE ROAD TO SMOOTHER TEXTURED SKIN
Before I determined which product to buy, I took the test on the Trophy Skin website that revealed I am officially “Type 4 – Oily to Combination Skin” that is sensitive to occasional breakouts.
I would say that is 100% accurate these days!
I’d say I tend to lean on the dryer side of combination skin, though. Some patches are a little oily whereas most of my face is fairly dry and prone to flaking even. For all my life, this has made finding the perfect cleanser and moisturizer somewhat complicated!
The Trophy Skin MicrodermMD kit is what they recommended for my type of skin.
Let me tell you – I was so excited to get it! I’ve been using it consistently for a little over six weeks, and I have some incredible findings to share with you.
EVEN LOOKING AND FEELING SKIN
After using the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD abrasion kit for 6 weeks I can say, hands down, the biggest benefit is its ability to give me EVENLY TEXTURED SKIN.
The second was noticeably smaller pores (which I think contributed to skin smoothness).
Before I started using this kit, I can’t remember the last time I was able to apply makeup evenly over my face and feel like it covered well. I felt like I had to go heavier in some spots and lighter on others to get the correct effect, yet never truly achieved an even look because some spots were way dryer and scalier than other.
I realize now that my issues must have been due to uneven skin texture. But before this, I didn’t know what the problem was….
I tried washing my face more….I tried washing my face less…but I just couldn’t figure out why my face was so rough feeling all the time.
I never realized that maybe I could take a shot at fixing my skin issues before it ever got to the moisturizer step….I thought lotions and oils could fix my rough skin issues, but apparently the problem ran deeper than that.
After using the microderm kit for just a few weeks I felt and saw the difference in skin tone and pore size.
As you can see here, this is what my wand collected FROM MY FACE in only a single session. I believe this was my second session ever. My skin was in ROUGH shape, ya’ll. And I didn’t even realize it!
I feel like this was a “you don’t know what you don’t know experience.”
I didn’t realize my skin was so flaky (and that was what was making it so difficult for me to evenly apply makeup) until I used the tool for a few weeks and realized it was removing a TON of dead skin each time. After about 6 treatments, the flakiness started to subside substantially (as evidenced by less and less skin on the black pad each time I used it)…and then my skin tone kept getting better and better in my opinion.
At one point, I went over a week without using it due to travel and the flakiness started to come back, noticeably so. There seems to be a definite cycle to the build up. I’m not sure how long it would take my skin to revert back to its former state, but I don’t plan on finding out! Hehe
Here are pictures of me about 7 weeks apart. Notice the difference in makeup coverage. I used the same exact makeup, with the exception of a little bit more concealer in the right pic. Thing is – a couple months ago I COULDN’T use concealer because it simply highlighted all of my flaky skin…hence, less coverage and less effective makeup.
The picture on the left is completely uneven and the one on the right looks perfectly smooth six weeks later. I did NOT smooth out my skin with editing software! I used the same exact photo editor for these pictures and it’s an accurate representation of what I looked like on both days.
I’m telling you there was a night and day difference in how smooth my skin felt and how easily my makeup went on. (I wish there was a way for me to portray “smoothness” on screen….ya’ll know what I mean!)
THINGS TO KEEP IN
MIND DURING YOUR MICRODERM ABRASION SESSION
I had never been to an actual spa treatment like this before so I had no clue what to expect. In case this describes you, here are some helpful tips for when you use the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD kit.
· Keep in mind that the tool creates suction on your face…combined with the abrasive nature of the diamond tip, you will see faint pink or red lines across your face during the treatment. Don’t worry! These will subside within a few minutes. The first time I saw them I was a bit alarmed so I wanted to point this out.
· Make sure to use a good moisturizer after the fact so your face doesn’t feel “scratchy.”
· Your first treatment is really a practice treatment. Even though I read the directions, it took me almost my entire first treatment to get the hang of keeping the wand firmly and evenly moving across my face, in order to keep suction going. I kept losing suction throughout my first treatment. By the end, I finally felt like I was getting the hang of it.
· Replace the black felt pad at the tip of the wand after each use. This way you get to see the gratifying amount of skin + tiny hairs that were sloughed away and you’ll have a clean slate the next time. The kit comes with 100 pads, so you will be able to go quite a while without replacing those.
THE Trophy Skin MicrodermMD KIT IS PORTABLE, TOO!
I loved the way the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD kit made my skin feel so I decided to take it on a girls weekend getaway for my friends to use, too!
The kit is small & light enough to fit into a suitcase alongside my toiletry and makeup bags. And it can be set up in the bathroom – or in a pinch – on a bench in your hotel living room for everyone to share. 😊
I did one demonstration for everyone, and then they all got a turn. It was so much fun to see everyone use it and see how much skin was on each person’s black pad.
We had an absolute blast!
I got extra diamond tips so no one had to share.
Sarah went first. I’d say she’s the most adventurous of us all.
Dare I say she did an amazing job keeping the suction going on her skin the entire first treatment!
Look what she got in just 5 minutes (the time it takes to do a single treatment):
Using the microdermabrasion kit was like being pampered. Being a single mom of two teenagers that doesn’t come around often. My skin felt great afterwards. It was nice to be able to use it in my own surroundings, on my own time and not having to make an appointment to go somewhere.
Jen went next and was an instant pro.
She said she was surprised by how user friendly it was. It took her a few swipes to figure out the suction worked and how best to angle the wand, but she said could feel a difference once she got the hang of it.
Jen called her skin felt “velvety and soft” afterwards.
The Lara and Melissa followed suit.
If you’re wondering why they’re all intently staring at the machine, that’s because it prompts you (with pictures and words) on what section of your face to do next and for how long.
I take back what I said about your first session being a practice session.
Apparently if someone gives you a demonstration first, you’re an immediate pro! 😊
The prompts are super simple to follow.
I loved this product. The end result is amazing. My skin felt softer than ever before. I must admit that I’ve never even had a facial so this was my first experience with something like this. I truly felt that my face was softer, cleaner, and my makeup went on more smoothly for 3-4 days after my first use. I really liked how the product is follproof with the visual representation and timing right there on the screen in front of you. I liked being able to do this with my girlfriends and have an in-home spa night experience. I normally don’t spend much on myself, but knowing that I can continue to reap the great results time and time again makes me inclined to splurge on one or ask for it as a gift from my husband.
After Melissa rounded out our spa pampering session, we compared black pads to see who “won.”
Sarah was the clear winner this round! Lol
I wish we had been there several days because we could have all used the tool a second time on the same
trip. But since we couldn’t do that, these girls have an open invitation to come to my house and do another treatment anytime!
Our DIY spa facial treatment was one of the best things about our girls trip because it was easy to do and beneficial for everyone.
We all agreed to go another spa-inspired getaway very soon. I think we decided we will officially call
ourselves “The Getaway Girls.”
If you’d like to purchase a TrophySkin MicrodermMD kit, you will save hundreds (possibly thousands) of dollars on spa treatments, especially if you share it with some friends like I did. You can see results in a single treatment, and even if you don’t see it on day one, you can expect to see a significant difference within 2-6 weeks.
BONUS: If you use the code “MOMMYDOES15” you can get 15% off your purchase!
Also, if you visit TrophySkin.com and subscribe to their newsletter, you’ll be entered in a monthly product giveaway valued up to $300!