Does This Really Work: Microdermabrasion in a Stick

Microdermabrasion is a service you can get at a spa or a dermatologist’s office that uses small crystals to help slough off dead skin cells and reveal smoother, clearer skin. In recent years, there have been several kits and products available to do this type of treatment at home. I’ve been testing the truly unique Blinc Resurf.a.stic Body ($60, It’s a bit pricey, but a lot cheaper than the professional service. It’s a stick, which looks like deodorant at first glance, with a solid formula that contains the tiniest crystals inside for simple microdermabrasion wherever you rub it. This particular one is for the body, but Blinc makes a version for the face too.

It’s easy to use, just wet skin and press the stick on dry areas forming circles. With the water, the formula makes a creamy lather. You feel the exfoliators, but they’re not harsh- though it could be for someone with sensitive skin. To finish the treatment you rinse with water. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me because my elbows tend to get rough in the wintertime. Now that I’ve been using this once a week, my elbows look and feel a lot smoother. Adios to those ugly dry patches!