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This Is Unbelievable!

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#1 Leza1121


Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:26 PM

Hi all,

Check out page 34 in Allure Magazine's January 2007 issue. I found the following bit piece by Meirav Devash





Do-it-yourselfers love hardware stores for their
drywall accessories and caulk guns. Now some
women are snapping up sandpaper for their own
version of dermabrasion--and boasting about it on
Internet bulletin boards.
Like traditional dermabrasion with a high-speed
rotary wheel or brush, sandpaper removes the
surface layer of the skin, explains New York
City dermatologist Doris J. Day. "The problem is
that it's simply not safe," she says. "The sandpaper
could be teeming with bacteria."
Agressive scraping and tiny nicks to the skin
could lead to infection and scarring. Whether for
home or personal renovation, some tasks are best
left to the professionals. --Meirav Devash

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Now I can understand that desparate times calls for desparate measures, but this is just going too far.

Have any of you heard about this or know anyone who does this so-called "dermabrasion" method at home? What are your thoughts?

You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Ghandi

#2 mintesa


Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:33 PM

wow!!! eeeeeeeee i could never do that, i get scared imagining.

#3 xkatiex


Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:38 PM

I'm sorry but who would use sand paper on there skin? :add_wegbrech: it obvoius its going to harm your skin and scratch it too much!

#4 rlise


Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:02 AM

yea it unbelieveable, i hope no one ever does that, its insane!

#5 LVA


Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:07 AM

ooo .. .scary .... what's wrong w/reg @ home MDB kits ?
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#6 patsluv


Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:47 AM

Some people are just not very educated and naive. It doesn't surprise me at all.

#7 MissMudPie


Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:11 AM

Yuck! I'd never think to try that.

#8 Shelley


Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:15 AM

That is scary! I would never try that.

#9 FeverDream


Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:36 AM

Ugh, I don't care how fine of a grain they're using, that sounds painful! Give me Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasian any day.
"We're women, we never say what we want. But we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it."
-Sliding Doors

#10 jessimau


Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:15 AM

I'm cringing just thinking about it. WHY??? That's just nuts...if you need a cheap scrub, use baking soda!
"I can't visualize that in my ear." - My Mother

"You're special."
"Like 'stop-eating-the-paste' special?"

#11 Hi Im Mandy

Hi Im Mandy

Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:18 AM

Thats crazy! ish I could NEVER do that

#12 monniej


Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:28 AM

this is scary!

#13 lynnda


Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:41 AM

Ouch!! Crazy!

#14 scp123


Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:17 AM

OUCH! I'm all for DIY beauty ideas/treatments, etc...however, isn't it well-known that Scarring & Infection often occur on patients treated in Dr's offices even when sterile, medical grade products are used??? Soooo.....just imagine what could happen if you use 'non-sterile, hardware grade building supplies' to perform DIY Dermabrasion in your (clean but still non-sterile) bathroom??? scp

#15 dixiewolf


Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:52 AM

Thats really stupid if someone tried that. The first thing I thought when I read this was how much sandpaper would hurt on your face. If I wanted to rip the flesh off my face, maybe I would use it. Ha.

#16 Leza1121


Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:11 AM

Hi, Once I got over the shock of reading the article, then I posted it. I just can not imagine someone taking an item that you use to sand/smooth wood surfaces and using it on the face/body.
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Ghandi

#17 shanstuff


Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:58 AM

I remember about 8 years ago reading an interview with a "famous" dermatologist in People magazine. She supposedly had a long list of celebrity clients, and she was based in New York City. I remember being amazed because she advocated daily rubdowns with a pumice stone all over the entire body. OUCH!! She claimed that you had to "work up to it" by starting with a loofah and gradually getting rougher and rougher, but she swore that the constant cell turnover did wonders. Maybe she's the one sending all of those poor women to Home Depot for their skincare kits. Shannon

#18 LovesJim


Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:31 AM

Ive actually been to a website that recommends doing this. It didnt take me long to exit out of it. I could never subject my senistive skin to such a painful thing. I refuse to even us St IVes apricot scrub because I feel it does too much damage.

#19 Aquilah


Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:58 AM

OMG! This is the first I've heard of it, and that is definitely unbelievable! Wow!
"This is life not heaven, you don't have to be perfect."

#20 kellianne76


Posted 02 January 2007 - 07:02 AM

:kopfkratz: Why would someone deliberately do that to themselves? I think I'm going to stick with the traditional microdermabrasion.

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