This post is sponsored by Silk’n. All opinions and experience using the product are my own. #HelloRadiance
I am very particular about my skin and I’m diligent about caring for it. From clinical procedures, to products, to at-home treatments, I am always in search of the best and latest technology. I am constantly making changes to my routine and testing new products, reading articles, and keeping up with the latest scientific findings. I chase perfect skin knowing that with each day, I get a little older. Maybe not a healthy thought but it’s reality and healthy glowing skin is something that is important to me.
In the past, microdermabrasion was only available in dermatology offices, spas, and other professional settings. Not only that, it’s costly and requires multiple sessions to see and maintain the results. Fortunately, technology has come a long way and microdermabrasion can now be performed at home. Silk’n ReVit is an at home microdermabrasion system that is safe and effective. When used regularly it can help your skin appear clearer and smoother. It also helps you achieve a more even complexion. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a series of treatments in a professional setting, you can do them at home when it’s convenient.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a process that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dead skin cells. It is almost always performed on the face and the process stimulates blood circulation and collagen production. Regardless of your skin type, microdermabrasion is usually a healthy option. Some systems use fine crystals to polish the skin and others use a diamond tip. Combining the system with a vacuum also helps to loosen and remove the dead skin cells. The process helps to smooth skin and even out the tone and texture. It also helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and addresses challenges with clogged pores. All this leads to the wonderful potential for increased radiance and a clearer complexion.
How does the Silk’n Revit Microderm System work?
The Silk’n ReVit Microderm System uses diamond microdermabrasion technology combined with vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells. The system gently exfoliates and will help reveal younger, fresher looking skin. The ReVit Microderm System comes with three different diamond tips (precision, fine, and coarse) and has two energy levels so you can adjust the device to your comfort level. The dead skin cells are collected in a replaceable filter and you can actually see them. So, you know it’s working because the inside filter will have the skin particles on it that get removed. Peek inside after you use it! I did after the first time and I saw skin on the filter.
With regular use of this device, the process may eventually help fade or blur age spots, acne scars and other skin imperfections. It sounds pretty straight forward, right? That’s because it is. With the help of the diamond tip and vacuum suction, you can take exfoliation to the next level. If you feel great about your skin after you use your favorite exfoliation product, wait until you try this! On average, people use the device once every 3-4 days. It will simply depend on how your skin responds and what your personal needs are. In professional settings, the devices used can penetrate deeper and have larger motors so the process is repeated but typically 4-6 weeks apart. The Silk’n Revit is gentle enough to use every few days and as you get accustomed to it, you can increase or decrease the frequency that you perform the process at home.
How do you use the Silk’n Revit Microderm device?
You don’t need to be a professional or a skin care expert to use the Silk’n Revit. It’s designed for any adult to use with any skin type. It is important you read the instructions so you perform the process properly. You don’t have to be afraid of tearing up your skin or damaging it. Also, when using the device, it doesn’t hurt. The suction is very gentle. You can feel it grip the skin when you place the tip against it and then you simply drag the device across the area and lift it off. I would suggest starting with the lower energy setting and the precision tip and then working your way up from there.
- Start with a freshly cleansed face
- Select the treatment tip you want to use (Precision, Fine, or Coarse)
- Turn on the Silk’n ReVit
- Select the energy level (Level 1-Low or Level 2- High)
- Hold the device like a pencil and use one hand to hold skin slightly taut and slowly move the device across the area to treat using slow strokes in the direction shown on the instructional diagram
- Treat each area for about 5 minutes or so and total treatment time is typically 10-15 minutes
- Afterwards wash your face with water and apply your favorite moisturizer to help sooth the skin (I enjoy a gel mask after the treatment followed by moisturizer)
- Always keep the device moving across the skin. Do not hold the device still in one spot.
- Since your skin may be light sensitive after treatments be sure to use sunscreen if you go outdoors. A minimum SPF 30 is recommended. But you always wear at least a minimum SPF 30 daily, right?
I have tried a few at home microdermabrasion systems and I found the Silk’n ReVit to be the easiest to use. There is no set up required. The device doesn’t have to be charged and it has a convenient storage case. The filters are easy to change since they are small felt-like pads that you just remove and replace. I find the easier a device is to use, the more likely I am to use it. That’s what I love about the Silk’n ReVit. I haven’t tried the coarse tip yet but I’ve worked my way up to the high setting with the precision tip. I definitely see a difference and I’m comfortable using the device. It’s really super easy and I think it feels good on my skin.
At $99 this is a great value! It can be purchased directly from Silk’n ReVit on their website. Silk’n products are also sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Ulta, and select Target locations.
What are your thoughts on this device? Have you used any at home microdermabrasion systems?