7 Day Diary of a Chemical Peel
7 days ago I decided to do a chemical peel. Why, because I know that chemical peels are an excellent way to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. And who doesn’t want their skin to look refreshed and rejuvenated, especially at this time of the year. So with some trepidation I asked Allyson, the PA at Timeless to treat my skin with a chemical peel. Why the trepidation you ask? Because I did want my skin to look crazy!
Day 1: Allyson applied the chemical peel at the end of my work day. It’s a quick and fairly simple process that involved Allyson washing my face and applying several layers of a chemical solution. During the entire process she check pointed with me to insure that I was comfortable. Within a time frame of about 10 minutes I was done with instructions that I should wait about 5 hours and then I could wash the chemical solution off my skin. In that first 5 hours I did experience some itching, however it was nothing that a glass of wine didn’t help.
Day 2: My face appeared a bit pink but other than that I don’t think anyone would know that I had done a chemical peel one day earlier. I passed on wearing make up and instead just applied SkinMedica’s Ceramide cream.
Day 3: A repeat of day 2.
Day 4: Let the peeling begin. I first started to peel around my mouth and on my chin. All fears were diverted. I did not kook like some reptile shedding their skin, instead my skin was just very lightly flaking off. I was in the office but choose not to wear makeup. Again, I just kept my ceramide cream close by to conceal my flaking skin.
Day 5: More flaking but still not in the fashion of a reptile.
Day 6: With most of my peeling complete I decided that my Clarisonic brush was the perfect answer to loosen and remove any remaining peeling skin.
Day 7: Results as advertised! My skin is glowing. I have that fresh, dewy look to my skin. Would I do it again? You bet. Will I share my secret with my friends? Of course! Am I going to make this part of my maintenance routine for my skin? Why wouldn’t I? A chemical peel is quick, painless, affordable and produces results!