Sometimes after a wonderfully intense procedure, a girl experiences a little redness and bruising that, even though it doesn’t hurt, might look a little disconcerting to her family and friends.
After I had my first Medical Grade Microneedling (which produced the most noticeable improvements in my skin ever, by the way), I looked like I had been involved in a scuffle. The effects weren’t painful, but who wants to have to explain why her skin is the shade of a deep sunburn?
I was able to stay home and let my skin blissfully rest the first day. But the next day I was serving cookies at church, a duty I take seriously. (Believe me, if there aren’t cookies, people notice.) So I tried out the Colorescience® Core Four Starter Kit from Aspire.
I started with the Skin Brightening Face Primer SPF 20, as instructed. Already, I noticed significant coverage—much different than my usual primer. It’s designed to improve skin texture, enhance tone and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. I appreciated that it also included sun protection for my fresh and healing skin.
Next was the Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 20 in California Girl. Here’s where the magic really started to happen. As I dusted the therapeutic powder over my face using the included mini kabuki brush, the redness and bruising virtually disappeared. Gone. Aside from a little purple shading under my eyes from the bruising, my skin never looked smoother…even before I underwent the Medical Grade Microneedling. Even better, the powder quickly melded with my skin; rather than a mask, the makeup felt like part of my face.
The Colorescience® creators must have realized that a girl would want to preserve this perfection, so the next step was the Sunforgettable Setting Mist. The instructions say it keeps “makeup and sun protection in place all day and activates the vibrancy of minerals for an ultra natural luminous look.” My skin is naturally luminous on warm days, so I only used two sprays, which proved plenty. But someone with drier skin would love to use this all day long.
Step Four is the Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 in Medium, perfect for skin still healing from a procedure. They’re exactly right when they describe the Core Four as a “regimen of pure mineral products that work together to treat, camouflage, cover skin concerns and offer sun protection to achieve a perfect canvas.”
Colorescience® certainly made a believer out of me. It cut my procedure downtime from two days to one and made my skin look more beautiful than ever before. Even better, not a single person at the cookie and coffee bar at church asked what happened to my face.