This will technically be my first treatment log as it’s been a good few months since I did the first four treatments due to the fact that my skin broke out after I got lazy with keeping up with regular ReAura use. For more info have a look here. To make things easier for people who aren’t familiar with my blog I’ll be continuing the logs where I left off (hence calling this fifth treatment log and not first) but I’ll inevitably go over the 16 treatments to ensure I complete the full treatment plan.
So! I’ll start by saying how relieved I am to be treating again. I was a little nervous to start again as I’ve got quite a lot of new pigmentation to contend with (joy) so as a consequence, I decided to tread carefully and didn’t do a full treatment (so I didn’t keep treating until the bleep). Instead I thought it would be better to reintroduce my skin to the ReAura gradually to give it a chance to adjust.
Apart from the fact that my skin will soon start looking ridiculously good again, one of the other things I’m looking forward to again is refocusing my skincare regime on using products that combat the dryness as for the past few months – and previously to using the ReAura, pretty much my entire life before that – I’ve had to focus my product choices on things that are least likely to give me spots. I absolutely love the process and feeling of using indulgent, pampering products that are all about treating your skin well and rehydrating it, but of course, as anyone with spot prone skin will know, there are very of these types of treats available for spot-prone skin. When I apply a moisturiser, I want to feel like my skin is being really nourished and repaired, but when my skin is prone to spots, the only choice I really have is to use a cream that’s just about moisturising enough. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule – the Eucerin Q10 cream I rave about for one – but generally speaking, anything oily and/or truly nourishing is a big no-no. So I’m joyfully indulging my skin with all sorts of oils and moisture treatments now I’m back on my ReAura plan.
Anyway! Enough rambling about that and I’ll instead discuss my most recent ReAura treatment. As I mentioned, I didn’t complete the treatment to give my skin a chance to readjust, but it’s still incredibly obvious that I’ve started again. After one brief treatment, my skin has the ReAura glow back which I have missed SO MUCH. My skin has started drying out again and is doing what it used to do which is feel incredibly dry to the touch but not look it.
I forgot how much this bad boy stings! I recall from the last time that the pain got easier to bear as the treatment plan progressed, but it’s still rather uncomfortable to use, but 100% bearable. Even though I was careful around the breakout areas (my chin and 1 side of my face) I still reacted to it and for 24 hours I had lots of little red dots from the treatment and the area felt a little raw to touch. However, this subsided quickly and wasn’t difficult to cover with make-up. There’s not a huge amount to report at this stage, other than the fact that I’m itching to start the next treatment and I’m intended to plan ahead with when I’ll treat as one of the mistakes I made last time was not fitting in the treatments effectively as whenever I had social events, I wouldn’t take into account that I’d ideally need to leave it 48 hours beforehand to treat. This isn’t absolutely necessary as any skin that’s showing signs of being lasered can be easily concealed, but I feel that my skin looks it’s best 48 hours post-treatment.
Above are some before pictures of the pigmentation I have from my most recent breakout. I don’t want to guarantee that the ReAura will aid the healing of these post-acne spots as that isn’t what the ReAura is intended for, however, it did have a massive impact on them previously so I thought it was worth including.
I’m definitely determined to see this treatment plan through this time, so the next post will be along soon!