How To Get Clearer Skin With PMD Personal Microderm

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Since lockdown has begun, my skin has become dry and full of blemishes. I have been struggling to find a skincare routine that suits my skin and revitalises it. Fortunately, the lovely people at PMD have sent me a personal Microderm to review. I am excited to see if it revitalises my skin and brings it back to its usual self!

PMD Personal Microderm outside of it's box. The microderm is white and pink with a clear cap. It is lying on a desk infront of it's box

What is the Personal Microderm?

The Personal Microderm is a microabrasion kit which sucks away dead skin and blemishes, leaving you with fresh and radiant skin. It is an at-home skin treatment that will leave your skin feeling soft and like-new. The Microderm is like a pen that sucks away your impurities. It lets you control the level of exfoliation with different discs, so you’re getting the treatment your skin needs!

How Does It Work? 


Once you have washed your face and dried it, the PMD’s spinning disc deeply exfoliates your skin. You put the PMD to your face, and allow it to suck away the dead skin cells and impurities. The discs are covered in aluminium oxide crystals which deeply exfoliate your skin. It triggers fresh skin cell growth and leaves your skin clear. It also means that your skin is left clean, so it will absorb more of your skincare products, so you may see more of a result from them! Some of the benefits of doing this skincare treatment at home are:

  • It is more affordable than in-clinic microdermabrasion
  • It reduces blemishes and clears pores
  • It minimises fine lines & wrinkles
  • It evens out your skin tone & texture

The PMD Personal Microderm maxhine outside of it's box with all the contents. There are 2 caps, a few discs and the pink and white microderm

How Was My Experience? 


I was really excited to test this product out as I have been suffering from horrible skin recently. Inside the box, you receive the PMD, 2 different sized caps, 7 discs and the charger. I was really impressed that the kit included different outlet plugs, so you can use your PMD no matter where you travel in the world! This was a nice touch, so you can exfoliate even if you decide to go on holiday. I had the pink PMD, but there are different colours available including light blue and navy!

I started off with the little white disc as recommended. My skin is quite sensitive and gets blotchy with certain products, so I wanted to see how my skin would react. I tested it out on my arm, and it seemed fine. Always test before use to check that your skin can handle the disc. The initial feeling of the PMD being on my skin was quite strange. The suction wasn’t overly strong, so it didn’t hurt as I first thought it might.

After the test, I decided to work my way up the discs. There are 3 different discs to choose from after the white tester disc. They all have their own uses and intensities. There is a smaller and larger disc of each colour, apart from the white one.

  • White disc – For ultra-sensitive skin/skin training
  • Blue disc – For sensitive skin
  • Green disc – For medium strength abrasion
  • Grey disc -?

The image shows the discs that go into the PMD. There is one skinny white disc, 2 grey, 2 light blue and one dark blue disk in the image.

In my box, I also received 2 grey discs. Its use wasn’t on the card that you are supplied with, but I checked on their website and found that it was for very sensitive skin. These are used as a step up from the white disk, before the blue one. You can purchase these discs separately once yours are worn down, which is good because then you don’t have to repurchase the whole product! You can also purchase a red disc which has the maximum strength abrasion or a black disc, which is only used for the body. These weren’t included in the box.

I decided to use the blue disc as I didn’t want to risk it irritating my skin. The smaller disk is used for the face and delicate areas, while the bigger one is for your body or larger surfaces. To use, you need to pull your skin quite tightly. Otherwise, the suction may cause the PMD to stick to your skin. It can be quite irritable and leave you with red marks. I used it across my t-zone and on my cheeks and chin. I find that these are the worst places for blackheads and blemishes. It didn’t hurt, but the suction was quite strong. It was really strange to see all these little white balls remain on my face. I found that this was a combination of dead skin and all the gunk that was in my pores. It was good to know that the product works! You should use a collagen face mask after use for the best results, but moisturising after works just as well for revitalising your skin. Moisturising after use puts back the moisture and vitamins back into your skin.

The image shows the personal microderm in the background, with the 2 clear caps in the middle of the image

I found that it left red marks on my face, so make sure you aren’t going out straight away. These marks didn’t last for too long, but longer than I would have liked. I also found that it didn’t suck out as many blackheads as I would have hoped. It did, however, leave my skin feeling really smooth and clean. This was an amazing feeling because my pores hadn’t felt that clear in a while. My skin felt quite refreshed, and after using moisturiser, found that my skin felt more hydrated than usual. I don’t have wrinkles (Yet!...), so can’t comment on how it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It did, however, reduce the amount of blotchiness my skin had. I had fewer red patches at the end of my trail, but a lot more while physically using the product!

I continued to use the PMD for 3 weeks. It meant I used the product 3 times because you’re meant to wait 6-7 days between each treatment to let your skin recover. After the 3 weeks, I have found my skin hasn’t been breaking out as much as usual. It has been a lot clearer and smoother. I really enjoyed trailing the PMD, and will continue to use it in the future! The price tag is around £145, which is quite expensive, but it lasts a long time, and the results are quite good. It is a great product and would be cheaper than having this treatment in a clinic. I would recommend using the PMD if you’re looking to have revitalised and newer skin. If I could change one thing, I would make it suck out more blackheads. I was still left with quite a few, especially on my nose and chin. I would have really liked to have seen them disappear, especially as it did a great job at removing the dead skin.

The image shows the rectangular box that the microderm and it's contents came it. It is a white box with a woman on the front

Although it is expensive, for clearer and refreshed skin, I think it is worth the investment. PMD also make other revitalising products at a more affordable price in case having your skin sucked isn’t appealing to you! Have you ever used the PMD, or do you prefer to have your treatments in a clinic? The Personal Microderm would make a great alternative for in-clinic treatments, especially as a lot of them are closed at the moment. Let me know what your thoughts of at-home treatments are in the comments! I’d love to know what your thoughts about the PMD are!



Disclaimer: AD/Gifted – This product was sent to me for review. All of the opinions are my own, and cannot be bought or traded for. This post also includes affiliated links. Please read my disclaimers page for more information.

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32 comments

  1. I have something similar to this but it only sucks up the dead skin and doesn't exfoiliate. I really like the sound of this and it seems to work! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. That sounds good though! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  2. These skin care kits seem to be all the rage at the minute and I've wondered what they are actually like so it's great to read a review of one. This one sounds interesting - it's great to hear that it does actually work and I' like the idea of the different discs and that you can use it on your face and body. Thank you for sharing your honest review.

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    1. It was an interesting product to try - I would really recommend it! I wish it sucked a little more blackheads, but I suppose the exfoliate made up for that! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  3. Really interesting to hear your views on the product. My skin hasn't been great recently so I might have to try it!

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    1. Niether has mine! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  4. This looks great. There are so many good skincare products out there right now... and I nee them ALL!

    Al x

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  5. This sounds so interesting! I've seen lots of people use microdermabrasion before and I'm super interested in it. Thanks for sharing this option! I like the idea of trying it out at home

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    1. It was an interesting experience! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  6. I've never seen a product like this before; but it looks so interesting! The idea of trying it at home is especially useful right now as beauty salons aren't allowed to open - thank you for sharing.

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. I think it's a great alternative! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  7. I was looking at this kit a few days ago for myself but was left unsure because of how expensive it was. I love how in depth your review is, its definitely given me something to think about.

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    1. It's a great product, especially if you're looking for exfoliated skin. I have found that having used this, my skin is really clear now. Just my nose is ichy! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  8. I love PMD as a brand. I have their PMD Cleansing Brush and I love it - always have. So I'd love to try this as an additional element to my skincare routine!

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    1. I think it was a great product, but a little pricey! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

      Em x

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  9. I have a couple of PMD Facial Cleansing Devices and they are absolutely amazing, they make such a difference to my skin. So I love the look of this device too. I don't have anything like this and while I love my gentle exfoliators, I have to say I'm very intrigued. Fab review, Em, really detailed, thank you! Lisa

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    1. I think its a really nice product - but a little expensive if you weren't committed! Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  10. Thanks for sharing your review, I have not though about these products before, as my skin can be a little sensitive, so hopefully something would like that would be nice :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. It is actually quite good with sensitive skin - I was impressed! Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  11. Wow, I've never heard of this before but it sounds great. Thanks for sharing all the helpful info! <3 x

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    1. Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  12. This sounds like a definite winner - thanks for sharing this new product!

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    1. Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  13. My skin has been all kinds of crazy during quarantine, but I think I'm finally getting it back on track. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this product!

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    1. Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  14. I love this so much ! I currently use face cleansing brushes and have seen such a huge difference in my skin ! Lovely post as always 💕

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    1. It is crazy how much a little TLC can do to skin! Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  15. I have one of these ad I was so nervous to try it at firs! I have really sensitive skin and I was a little bit worried it would be too rough. The redness lasted quite a while for me so I tend to use it more on my body. I really like how smooth it makes my legs! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I thought it wasn't too bad. I have very sensitive skin and a lot of shampoos bring it out into rashes - but the disk wasn't as bad as I thought and I used the blue one! Thank you for reading and popping me a comment :)

      Em x

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  16. I haven’t heard of this before, but it sounds like a great product to help clear your skin. At the moment I do use anything tools other than a face cloth and my products. But this looks great. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this product.

    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

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