After the 1st Chemical peel experience with mild shedding, I was super excited for the second treatment. And weeks after the first peel, my skin was glowing and flawless with no breakouts or blemishes.
The esthetician suggested going on a higher strength of the same blend of peel for up to six layers, if my skin could handle.We started the peel, as she began with a salicylic acid mask, which started burning immediately. As the tingling feeling subsided, the esthetician began the peel. The first two layers were a breeze. As she applied the third layer, I started feeling the burn. By fourth layer I couldn’t handle it. My skin felt like it was being scraped with sandpaper, especially around my cheeks. I had a fan next to my face to cool my face. I finally made it to the sixth layer successfully without giving up. I was so proud of myself and the esthetician also complimented my skin for being strong and healthy. I credit my healthy skin to my change of skin care regime from tons of products to simple serums and natural DIY.
The esthetician gave me the same guidelines from the first peel. No swimming pools, no hot tubs, no sweating, no saunas, no make up for up to 48 hours. You can review them here.
Post Peel Experience:
The peeling started within the first 24 hours as opposed to the milder peel where peeling began after a few days. By the third day my face looked like this:
I peeled for a total of five days. On the fifth day I had to go to a mandatory science seminar that ran all day. It was pretty embarrassing walking around with a hat on so I could hide the dry skin on my forehead, but I got through it. On the sixth day my skin was still a little dry but clear and no flakes were visible. A fresh new layer of skin had surfaced making my face look flawless. My boyfriend was so happy to see my face back to normal as he had been traumatized looking at my peeling flakes. The things we do for beauty.
Over all my experience was fun and interesting. It is always tempting to scrub or pull off the hanging skin flakes but you have to let it fall on its own. It is so important to be gentle with the skin to make sure you don’t damage it while trying to speed the process.
I can’t wait for the third and last treatment for the year.
Beautiful Peel! Beautiful Me!