What better way to kick off the New Year than with a post-holiday, hello 2018 refresh from Project Skin MD?
At the beginning of Fall (yes, last year lol!), I had the honour of experiencing the Silk Peel Microdermabrasion Treatment at, in my opinion, the best lifestyle clinic focused purely on skin health and natural beauty. At 34, I’m still in denial at the thought of “aging” and have always thought that anti-aging creams and regimens would be a thing in the far, far future. Now, when I look in the mirror, I’m not sure if I should be kicking myself or kick-starting a skin care regimen to preserve what’s left of my youth 😉 Probably the latter…
To be honest, I’ve never been one to be overly obsessed with the latest and greatest in skincare and makeup products. My skincare routine is literally cleanse, moisturize, cleanse, moisturize. I typically purchase my cleansers and moisturizers from the local drugstore – a habit that my skin care specialist at Project Skin MD highly recommended against (more on why later on in this post). As I age, I’m more curious about what products are out there, what procedures are available to me (short of plastic surgery) and what steps I can take to make sure I age gracefully. Sure genetics seem to be on my side, but I am noticing those famous laugh lines and forehead frown lines (I have this weird habit of squinting my eyes and frowning when I’m in deep concentration – probably as a result of poor vision LOL).
Back to my Project Skin MD experience! First of all, have you ever been to a boutique clinic where you can tell the owners and their interior designer nailed every little detail of their design and decor – so much so that no matter where you turn, it’s completely Instagrammable? I mean…
And then there’s the actual treatment. Talk about rejuvenating, refreshing and Project Skin’s promise, R&R = Results & Relaxation – all the ‘R’ words!! The treatment began in the PS Glow Room – a space within Project Skin MD that opened in November 2016, solely dedicated to introductory medical aesthetic services such as medical facials, peels and microdermabrasion.
I initially anticipated the Silk Peel Microdermabrasion Treatment to be slightly painful because of all the stories I used to hear from back in the day about microdermabrasion (they’re all exaggerated!) and the after effects (think red, burnt skin). This microdermabrasion treatment had none of the above and I can attest to the fact that I felt like my skin had undergone a deep, deep much-needed clean. Using a diamond treatment tip with vacuum and suction technologies (it feels funny at first, but you’ll get used to it!) to exfoliate and remove dull skin cells from your face, this treatment was unlike any facial I’ve ever experienced. My skin actually felt CLEAN and refreshed!
And why should only my face feel clean and refreshed? I’m so excited to partner up with Project Skin MD to give one of my lucky followers/readers a chance to win their very own Silk Peel Microdermabrasion Treatment experience!! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Entrants must be 18 years or older and able to attend the Vancouver location of Project Skin MD for their treatment.
Disclosure: All opinions in this review remain my own and do not reflect the opinions or views of Project Skin MD, PS Glow Room and/or their affiliates. We received a complimentary Silk Peel Microdermabrasion Treatment in order to complete this review.