The Treatments & Products That Gave Me Healthier Skin!
I wanted to share with you some information about my skin issues, what I did to treat them, what products I use, and some information that I wish I knew a long time ago.
Growing up I don’t even remember getting one zit, I was very lucky that way. BUT I have always been covered in freckles and beauty marks and really didn’t have that much education on how to take care of them.
I have Portuguese colouring so I get dark really easily, but i’m also Irish... so like many Irish people, I have loads of freckles. In the summers or on vacations my skin gets really dark but so do my freckles. But I never really thought much of it because the winter would come and everything would lighten up again.
But over the years i’ve noticed that the pigment in my freckles had been getting darker… and darker.. and i’m getting more and more of them! They were no longer lightening up when i’d be absent from the sun for a while anymore.
For the past few years i’ve also started to get tiny little hormonal zits on my chin that would scar because i’d try to get rid of them as fast as I could and I started to get redness around my nose.
So needless to say I was feeling really frustrated with my skin and kinda insecure about it to be honest. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good. I felt like my skin just looked dry and lifeless… I wanted to feel balanced, hydrated, glowy and smooth!
Meeting with a Medical Esthetician
I finally bit the bullet, found Dermalounge Mediaspa and immediately booked a consultation. After doing my assessment they knew what treatments and products would be best for me. So as most of you know from my previous blog and Instagram, I started doing skin treatments about 1.5 months ago. I had never even had a facial done before so trying a skin treatment for the first time was a little scary for me. But I must say… i’m so glad I did it!
The first treatment I did was the signature lift (read about my first experience (HERE), 2nd treatment was the lightening peel (targeting dark pigment), and the 3rd was another lightening peel again, but they left it on a little longer then the first. These treatments do not hurt and there is absolutely no down time. Dermalounge gave me take home post treatment sample kits to maintain the results. I absolutely loved the samples so I just had to get he products in the full size.
So how's my skin now?
Well my freckles are lighter, I have 0% acne scaring left, I have the cleanest pores ever, haven’t been getting zits on my chin anymore, and the redness around my nose is gone. My skin is overall more even and hydrated, and i’ve really noticed that my fine lines are a lot less noticeable.
The only thing I regret about this is not going it sooner, 100% honesty. Dermalounge staff makes you feel really special and the girls are so nice, it feels like you’re just hanging with friends.
Here’s the products that i’m using right now and the process of which I use them. Keep in mind that these products last forever! A tiny bit goes a long way.
1.BALANCING FACIAL CLEANSER ($60)
An organic-blend gel cleanser that lifts away makeup and impurities, balances the pH of your skin and eliminates the need for a toner. A harmonizing blend of organic chamomile and green tea delivers essential nutrients to restore the skin’s natural balance. Leaves skin soft, hydrated and clean.
2.INTENSE LIGHTENING SERUM ($83)
A lightweight, oil-free serum that treats skin discoloration and redness. A blend of botanical brighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract; gently reduces irritation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion.Perfectly calms skin following laser and waxing treatments. Ideal for all skin types. Vectorize Technology® delivers a complex of encapsulated
3. PREVENTION+ SPF 50 ($74)
Apply to cleansed skin every morning as a daily moisturizer and for ultimate protection. Re-apply every 2 hours when exposed to sun or as needed. All, highly exposed, sport activities, post-treatment.
1. BALANCING FACIAL CLEANSER ($60)
An organic-blend gel cleanser that lifts away makeup and impurities, balances the pH of your skin and eliminates the need for a toner. A harmonizing blend of organic chamomile and green tea delivers essential nutrients to restore the skin’s n