31 and doing the most..
Happy Saturday SUNSHINES!
As you guys can see from my recent stories from social media on Instagram, I did my first micro-needling treatment, may also be known as CIT (collagen induction therapy). It is a method of using sterile tiny needles punctures into the skin to promote collagen synthesis, as it is part of the healing process. The treatment promotes skin rejuvenation: elastic fiber formation, collagen disposition, and dermal thickness. The procedure allows for your entire face to be numbed with topical anesthetic. I was really nervous, but it wasn’t painful at all!
As being in my thirties there’s the saying that goes, “Let go of what you can’t control.” My skin and my health are absolutely things that I can take control of completely. Auto-immune disorders and cancers may be un-controllable and can occur to anyone at any time, but until then I will do all I can to keep this soul from aging. #foreveryoung It’s crazy and it’s like you don’t realized it until you’re in your thirties how you evolve and change into these habits naturally. I am very grateful for a close friend of mine who is obsessive with skin care and taught me everything I know! I didn’t even start taking care of my skin until my thirties… LOL It amazes me when I see young adults so into skin care like “Vi, what were you doing in your twenties?” hehe
Now here’s an update on my healing process post micro-needling. What my esthetician made me be aware of is that everyone skin will healed differently. It depends on the condition of your skin prior to micro-needling and plain ole facts that everyone is different!
Day 1, leaving Philocaly Studio I looked just a little beaten up…. hehehe (minor scarring and inflammatory effects) my skin instantly post procedure about 3 hours were moderately pinkish-red. The redness and burning sensations come and goes intermittently as my new skin generates while the dead skin falls off. The most important regimen I was given instructions to do was hyaluronic acid (vitamin c+e serum) and moisturizer + spf 30 every two hours while awake for 4 days. I was so thankful to be off from work healing for 4 days because my patients would thought I need to go home at some point seeing my face. lol
Day 2, I was peeling a lot throughout the day and by the end of every 2 hours, the redness reappear until my applications were reapplied.
Day 3, my skin remained about the same, burning sensation + mild redness cycles and skin continue to peeled.
Day 4, I had so much dry skin scattered across my face, flaking and falling! My face felt so tight, and the touch of my skin felt SO MIRACULOUSLY AMAZIN’.
Day 5, I return to work, face pigmentation was light pink, very little skin peeling through the day. I was able to exfoliate in the evening after getting off of work. I used my Summer Friday’s overtime mask which contain exfoliating apricot seeds powder and follow-up by Summer Friday’s jet lag mask.
Today marks officially day 6, the peeling stopped and upon waking up, my face was FLAWLESS. I honestly feel like I don’t want to ever wear make-up again! We know that’s inevitable but now days I’m working on less make-up, #bareface look. lol It definitely have made me value my skin ironically. I get super anxious waking up every morning to see the changes of healing during this process. Would I recommend micro-needling to any one? YES. YES. And YES all over again.
Self-care is truly self-love babes. Eat your plants, Study hard, Be kind, Drink your water, Work out, Don’t Compare, and Be happy!
Next up: Botox, hehehe 31 and doing the most I tell you.. ;)