Gah, I wanted to reply sooner.
It's good that your scratches are nearly gone. Inflamed scratches and wounds tend to heal quickly, unless they're infected or something.
Did you decide to continue with your spa membership, yet?
BTW, you can still wear sunscreen without getting Vitamin D deficiency. Even sunscreens with high SPF (like, 50+) only block 98%. Also, not everyone applies sunscreen all over the body. So, the sun is still getting through the clothes. Normal clothes only provide SPF of 2.
Well, my skin is healed now and it actually looks better than before the facial in terms of texture. Not sure if what helped was this accidental microderm though, because I have upped my dose of DIM and it's doing wonders.
I put my spa membership on hold for now...I would love to get another peel there because I have called around and only 1 other spa carries similar products but the woman who works there didn't seem that inviting and it took her 4 days to get back to me. I read reviews online and they are not good, whereas the spa I used to go to had great reviews (which of course they reward customers with a $10 discount, but still...). I don't think the esthetician wants to give me another facial anw. She hasn't texted me since I got upset with her, and now I feel embarrassed to go back. It's weird that I'm the one who feels embarrassed, not her. If she sees my face now she will say she was right and that what she did ultimately helped me (even though it was an accident and not something I would put up with again). Anyway, I'll see if she texts me next month otherwise I will have to either keep looking or just not risk it. When I found this esthetician, I went to her to fix an allergic reaction/ folliculitis infection that got worse after a facial at a different spa. So with me it's a gamble.
I didn't know clothes offer almost no sun protection. Actually, this past year my vitamin D levels were really low because I was obsessed with using sunscreen all over (SPF 35+)....I might try a lower SPF. Do you know any natural hypoallergic body sunscreens? I usually spend more on face sunscreens but for the body I would like something cheap and easy to find.
Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes].
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...
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