Yesterday afternoon, I got my first chemical peel! Recently, I've been having a lot of problems with my skin (#adultacne?areyoukiddingme?!) so after trying several (unsuccessful) treatments, my dermatologist recommended a chemical peel to kickstart the clearing process. I thought to myself, "EEK! A chemical peel covered under insurance? Someone pinch me because I think I'm dreaming!"
It really wasn't too bad. First, you wash your face. Then they apply (what felt like) a heavy duty astringent to clear your entire face from oils. Then, with something similar to a Q-tip, the doctor applies the peel itself. I have no idea what it looked like, but it felt like an astringent in texture. In the interest of full disclosure, there were times when it burned pretty bad (especially on my forehead) and I just had to keep telling myself it was all worth it lol! How embarrassing for me considering thousands of people get these everyday.
While it looks like I've been in the tanning bed for 2 days in a 10 minute (if you've ever been tanning you know exactly what I'm talking about), I can already start to feel improvement. Now I'm just waiting for the fun part - when my entire face peels. Oh - and did I mention that I have friends coming in from Austin starting TONIGHT and staying through the weekend? I'm going to look 6 different kinds of gross while they're here...
PS: how much to you want to close that cabinet in the background?