It has taken me several weeks to actually get this blog posted because it shows an “ugly” side of me. I almost didn’t want to post it. But I wrote it, scheduled it for today and here it is….Hopefully it can help some of you. For years (even before pregnancies) I have suffered from Melasma. Nothing cures it. There are creams and treatments that you can do to lessen the dark spots but nothing actually cures it. I think after menopause it goes away in most women, so here’s hoping 🤞🏻. I have tried cream after cream, some helped and others not so much. A friend got me turned on to laser treatments at a local spa. The results I get from the laser treatment are amazing, although for about a week I’ll look like something out of a zombie apocalypse or horror film 🙄. As you can see from the pictures, which is very embarrassing for me, I’ll look horrific. (and take terrible selfies)…These photos were after my 4th treatment back in November. Obviously I need a FULL COVERAGE foundation.
I started using Estée Lauder double wear foundation last spring and have been hooked ever since. My skin tends to be on the oily side. I wear double wear liquid all over then use their Double Wear Maximum Coverage camouflage foundation on my dark spots. The Max coverage is the “tatoo covering” foundation. As you can see below, the lazered spots are pretty dark and the make up covers it pretty well.
Now keep in mind these photos are the day AFTER a laser treatment so my spots are burned looking. I do not look like this on a daily basis. Once these spots slough off, it will reveal a MUCH lighter sun spot, some spots have completely gone away. I chose to show you these pictures after a laser treatment because I think it shows the level of coverage in the foundation better.
Before Estée Lauder DW foundation
If you are like me and you like to try before you buy, head over to your local Estee Lauder counter or Sephora and they can make you a sample that will last you several days. This foundation also comes in different formulas and a powder version so you can find the right one for you. Another reason I love it is because even though it is full coverage I don’t feel like I have slathered icing all over my face, lol. Its not cake-y at all and stays put all day.
This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.