How to Renew Your Skin

By  April 17, 2008

During the transition of seasons, our skin truly takes a beating. Whether it’s due to allergies, or even global warming, we all have to take time to rejuvenate our dermis.

For most, simply exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week will do the trick. Try one of our favorites, C.O. Bigelow’s Brown Sugar Crystal Face Polish ($19.50); the sugar crystals and strawberry seeds buff your face revealing a clear, smooth glow.

If your skin needs something a little more invasive, visit a dermatologist for a microdermabrasion session. Generally used to buff away sun spots, scars, age spots, or the dull, dead layer of skin that sits on the surface, there are two types of microdermabrasion treatments. Crystal microdermabrasion involves a blast of tiny crystals that exfoliate the skin, while diamond microdermabrasion involves a diamond-tipped pieces that gently abrades against the skin. Neither procedure requires anesthesia, and they’re not painful at all. Looking for an at-home alternative? Try the Avon ANEW CLINICAL Advanced Dermabrasion System ($28).

~Crystal Hines