Kristy’s Chemical Peel Experience
When it comes to chemical peels I have always thought Samantha Jones from Sex and the City and her crazy red face.
For those of you who watched the show, you know what I am talking about. With the image of Samantha in my head, I had serious concerns—maybe even fears—about getting a chemical peel. I was relieved to learn that, while there are peels that can leave you looking like this, there are also milder peels that do a great job of freshening up the skin. Here’s what I experienced during my peel:
While Allyson applied the peel solution to my skin, I experienced a slight burning sensation. This was followed by itchy skin for several hours later. I took a Zantac, yes the medicine for heartburn, to stop the itching. My skin was pink the day I received the peel, but the following day my skin looked pretty normal. Day 3 and 4 my skin was peeling and flaking, but looked fine as long as I kept a bit of moisturizer on it. The key is to have a moisturizer that does not irritate the skin at this point. I used SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Cream. I am now on Day 5 and my skin is glowing and radiant. The mild discomfort was beyond worth it and I plan to make chemical peels part of my overall skin care plan.