I have not updated this blog in ages, despite the fact I’ve discovered loads of new products I want to review- I’ve just been so busy! However, this week I made a big purchase….
My acne has been flaring up slightly in the last two months, and although it’s still nowhere near as bad as it once was, any breakouts tend to terrify me in case I’m on the road to severe acne again. Anyway, I’m pretty sure this outbreak is down to stress and a low immune system as I’ve been really busy lately and had a pesky sinus infection.
If you’ve read my other blog posts about acne you might already know that I have PCOS so my acne issues are generally all due to hormone imbalance linked to that.
So anyway, I have tried everything in the past to clear up my skin (everything but accutane) and it has now reached the point where I have plucked up the courage to resort to trying a home use blue/red light device. I say “courage” as it was the cost of buying a device that was putting me off.
After reading a lot of reviews I settled on getting the Lumie Clear. You can read full details of how this product works via the link to their website.
I managed to get it discounted from Boots for £119 from £149, so that was a bonus!
I’ve been using this device for 4 days now and as Lumie recommend using it daily for 4-12 weeks to see the best results, I plan to update this blog with the results at 4, 8 and 12 weeks (with before and after pictures). So if you’re interested in seeing how this works out, refer back to here for more info!
I’m already seeing signs of improvement so I’m feeling quietly optimistic about this product!
1 Week Update
Already seeing an improvement using nothing but the Lumie Clear (and last night some Argan oil and Vitamin E oil mixed together and smeared on my face). Due to the obvious improvement I thought I’d update with a photo already:
Since using Lumie Clear this week I’ve still had a couple of new little spots appearing but they seem to clear up so much faster. One thing I notice is that inflamed areas are greatly improved by the next morning after using Lumie.
4 week update
I have had one month of using Lumie religiously now, but, last week I took a break from it as I noticed my skin becoming redder, and staying red.
I emailed Lumie customer device for advice and they quickly replied to me after consulting their dermatologist. They recommended using sunscreen whilst using Lumie in case my skin is prone to pigmentation. I don’t usually suffer with pigmentation though but I do have sensitive skin, so personally I think it could be due to the heat from the device.
Anyway, I will continue using it, either with a sunscreen or at a distance rather than directly on my skin.
So here are the one month before and afters….
As you can see, my skin does look better!
I actually have no active spots at the moment, just lots of red marks and general redness. I’m really pleased with the progress so far though and I’m hoping things will continue to improve. Since using the Lumie Clear I have still had breakouts but one thing I noticed from the start is that they clear up so much faster and there seem to be less appearing. Particularly the big cystic type spots.
Anyway, I hope this has been helpful to anyone think of buying the Lumie Clear. I’ll update again in another month!