Having used the ReAura a few times and got an idea of what to expect, I’ve added a few things to my skincare routine to keep my skin in good condition. I find my skin really, REALLY dries out after treatment (as expected and it’s a good thing as if I’m really enjoying witnessing my skin change so dramatically) so there are a few things I use to aid the process of resurfacing my skin.
I’ve mentioned this in a few posts as it’s such an amazingly nourishing product, yet it doesn’t break me out at all. It’s got a buttery texture and feels very cooling and soothing on the skin. So after I ReAura, I use the post laser complex, then in the evening I use the complex again but double up the moisture boost with a layer of this over the top. I apply quite a thick layer and by morning by skin is usually feeling a lot softer and more nourished.
Avene is another brand that has a lot of deeply moisturising products that tend not to break me out and after using the ReAura, I really benefit from a heavily nourishing mask like this. It’s a typical mask format; you apply a thick layer for 15 minutes or so before wiping it off, but after using the ReAura my skin drinks this up in less than 2 minutes! If I’ve gone overboard with the ReAura then this is a really lovely, soothing treatment to calm my skin down. I use it twice daily the first day after treatment, then daily for the following two days.
If my skin is feeling tight after treatment then I find keeping this about my person and using it whenever that feeling kicks in really beneficial. This is such a cost-effective product that really soothes tight, dry skin and is also really lovely used as a pre-spray before applying oils or moisturisers.
I tread really carefully with what products I use after using the ReAura, as during the treatment plan my skin is a completely different type to what I’m used to, so I don’t want to use anything harsh or abrasive to interrupt my skin doing it’s thing. I’m so in love with this softener and it does exactly as the name suggests; it softens my skin, During treatment, I use this after cleansing just to soften my skin a little more and prepare it for the addition of moisturisers.
Neutrogena Hydrating Cleansing Wipes
These are my absolute favourite wipes as they really do hydrate and still remove all make-up effectively. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these don’t replace a regular cleanser routine as they can’t possibly achieve the same thing, but whilst I’m using my ReAura these are really lovely and gentle to keep my skin happy and not dry it out. I’ll use one of these as soon as I get in, then another to remove make-up before using the Shiseido Softener to finish off. This is a very temporary cleansing approach whilst I’m waiting for my skin to settle down post-treatment. I also use these to remove any last minute grime before I start the ReAura treatment, and I also use them afterwards to remove any of the laser gel.
I’ve raved about this product previously and I’m still a big fan. I use this the morning following a ReAura treatment where my skin can feel a bit dry and bumpy, as it soothes and smooths any dryness and sits nicely under the post-laser complex. It just gives a little moisture boost to make sure my make-up sits more evenly and doesn’t cake around any dry areas. I use this a lot to even out my skin during treatment.
I’m not in any way suggesting that any of these are needed for a successful ReAura treatment plan, these are just things that I have found really useful in the healing process post-treatment. If any other ReAura users would like to make any suggestions as to what they’ve found useful in post-treatment skincare then please do!