So this morning I woke up morning to a face full of this!
A few days after the salicylic acid, my face started to “peel.” My first felt smooth but tight. You know how when you smile or move your mouth from side to side and your face feels like it’s saying “snap, crackle, pop!?”
That’s how my face felt the days immediately following me initially applying the chemical peel.
So this is what a liquid salicylic acid peel looks like. It’s more so of my skin shedding than peeling, like the directions said it would.
I have to wait several days to a week to allow skin to completely peel which I will do.
To remove the dry skin, I used a homemade liquid black soap solution with organic glycerin to ease up on the dryness of african black soap to wash my face.
Much of the peel is gone but my face still feels dry even after applying a light moisturizer.
So if you are thinking about a peel, it may look something like what I posted above. Alot of shedding of skin as I suspected. It doesn’t hurt but be sure not to scrub your face too hard or you might damage your skin some.
I can tell my skin is trying to even itself out already, but until I finish shedding I wont know for sure.
I ordered a 30% Salicylic acid peel from Amazon.com I used it immediately after receiving it in the mail.
This wasn’t a “peel” per say but almost a method to more so shed the damaged skin. It is a liquid that you thinly put on your problem areas. The actual peel solution is the more professional type. Though makeup stores like ULTA sell chemical peel kits. You can look at some of them here though you may find more variety inside the store itself.
I started by cleaning my face thoroughly then following it up with a quick wipe the hydrogen peroxide. The directions said to use alcohol but hydrogen peroxide was the best thing I had in my house! I used it on my neck and sideburns mainly. It was quite bearable I must say. I tried a dab on my whole face and yes, it was quite intense! I sat directly under my ceiling fan! It cut down on the stinging sensation.
The directions said to leave it on no longer than 5 minutes. I left mine on for more than 10 minutes since I could handle the mild stinging.
I must say my skin immediately felt much more smooth! Some spots were kinda dry and patchy though. The directions said not to manipulate the skin too much, especially scratching and picking at your skin. My neck looked a little lighter, I must admit though it was not a drastic change. You definitely have to use it for a period of time which is what I am going to do. I think I am going to try the Philosophy Line of peels next. They seem promising but kinda pricy!!
I would post a photo but the naked eye cannot see any real difference. But once I see some dramatic changes, I promise to post before and afters!
Thanks for reading!