Last year I got a little hooked on going to my local esthetician school and getting facials, peels, and microdermabrasion. Since I was approaching 30, I wanted to up my skincare routine in hopes of avoiding the inevitable wrinkles that were coming my way. I haven’t gotten any treatments in about 6 months and could definitely see the difference in my skin. I have problematic skin. Ever since I gave up hormonal birth control a year and a half ago, I have had bouts of acne. When I was going regularly to get facials and peels my skin broke out less frequently. Even though the esthetician school is cheaper than my dermatologist, the cost still added up pretty quickly. I was about to give in and head back to receive another round of treatments until I stumbled across a bottle of salicylic acid on Amazon the other day. I promptly ordered it and have been using it weekly for the past three weeks. Since I have been using it, my acne has cleared up, not gone completely, but cleared up. I have also noticed that my forehead wrinkles are a little less pronounced, my acne scarring is fading, and my skin is smoother.
I wasn’t worried about doing a peel at home because while my skin is acne prone, it is not sensitive. My skin reacts well to peels and facials and needs regular exfoliation. Every time I have had a peel at a spa, my skin does not turn red and I can walk out and continue my day. This peel has been easy to use and is a fraction of the cost of my spa peel. I am in love with it and will continue to use it weekly as a part of my skin routine. It takes less than 8 minutes and leaves my skin feeling fantastic.
Would you be brave enough to do a peel at home?