I just made appointments to get a series of four acid peels–beginning this Saturday! Yikes! What am I doing?
Truth be told, I am rather confident I won’t look like Samantha from Sex and the City….despite not having an acid peel done on my face before.
Why am I doing this, well, my skin has decided to truly hate me this year. My skin seems like it is more dehydrated than it has ever been (and it has always been a rather flakey mess–even in my teens) while still being the most acne filled it has ever been. Oh and the skin tone is just dull. I have always had decent skin but lately…aye carumba, it is bad.
According to the pamphlet, it will exfoliate, relieve blocked pores and eliminat3e the swelling associated with acne and stimulate collagen production. It will also improve skin hydration an average of 16% and up to 51% and reduce total surface wrinkles an average of 18% and up to 88%. Again, I’m skeptical, but what have I got to lose by trying it once except some of my hard earned cash? 😉
I will def. be posting a follow up to this and some before and after photos. I really want to see what sorts of results I get over the next four weeks of doing this. I really hope it works as I am sick of having skin like a teenager. Granted, make up can cover up a lot of sins, but I’m sick of having to spend so long on doing my make up, or being embarrassed that I’m breaking out like a teenager, despite not actually having bad acne as a teenager (karma is clearly a b!tch).
Oh and for an idea of what a full on face of make up can do, here is me with full foundation (and my adorbs niece).
Not horrible, but I hate feeling like I have to have all of this junk on my skin. I really just want to be able to leave the house for a run and not be worried about my face looking like a mess. Thoughts? Anyone else in the bloggy sphere get a peel before?