A month ago we began trying out the Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light. We decided to use it on Temera because we’ve tried almost every anti-acne product and nothing was working for her. I think we were both really excited and hoping to find a solution once and for all.
The Tria is a really awesome little gadget. The blue light is designed to kill the bacteria that is deep down under your skin. Once the bad stuff dies, your beautiful skin can go back to the way it was intended.
I have to say there were a few learning curves along the way. The Tria devise doesn’t hold a charge for very long so we learned that after each use we needed to plug it in to keep it charged up. When you are using it every day, you certainly don’t want that charge to run out. Also… the timing cartridge needed to be re-inserted on a few occasions since it just didn’t always click in place correctly. Not a big deal, just a learning curve.
So… I was a little hesitant of how the skin would react to the light. It is NOT a hot light, but you can’t keep it on your skin in one spot for a long time because it WILL start to burn a little. I found if you just move it back and forth gently, you get better coverage and you don’t feel anything at all. I have to say that after a month of using it, Temera hasn’t had any bad reactions to the light at all. No burning, redness, or irritation. That’s pretty huge considering we had been using so many harsh products on her face for so long. We both love how easy it is to use.
There are 2 ways you can use the light. You can use it for 2 1/2 minutes twice a day (morning and evening) or for 5 minutes a day. We have been doing the 5 minutes at night before bed just because that is a much more convenient time for both of us.
Our Tria Blue Light with cartridge installed at the bottom.
The Tria comes with these square placement stickers so you can better isolate the trouble spots.
So… the real question… is it working? Well, I can’t say Temera’s skin is cleared up completely, BUT I can say that she hasn’t had the kind of big breakouts that she used to get. I really do think the light must be killing those beneath-the-skin bacteria. It seems like it is working from the inside out, which is fine with me. Her skin definitely does seem to be healthier. The surface of the face will eventually clear up if there aren’t other breakouts following behind it. And THAT is good news. I think now that we have new breakouts under control, we’re hoping the next few weeks we’ll actually see her skin clearing up more. Very exciting.
I was provided a Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light to review and was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are completely my own and the experiences using the product might not be the same for everyone.