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The Road to Clear Skin: Update 1.


If you're new to this thread please read up on my first experience with chemical peels before you venture further. For the 'before' pictures please view this post. Now that we're all up to date, here's my two week update.

How awkward this generation must look constantly taking pictures of ourselves...

For my second peel, Jenai focused her potion (tee hee) precisely on my hyper pigmented spots. I make note of this to say that you can have a mild peel all over your face or in my case, a stronger targeted session. I barely lasted a minute. The solution doesn't burn, it's more like an intense itch. Lawd havest mercy!

In the days that followed I noticed no peeling but my skin felt textured, for lack of a better term. I decided to use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to see if physical exfoliation would even things out. It sure did. That plus the use of clay masques have restored my skin's smooth texture.

During my recent treatment I asked Jenai about skin products that she recommends. While researching the pros and cons of chemical peels I came across an article which stated that the process can get expensive due to the follow up products that dermatologists persuade clients to buy. While Jenai has her personal preference regarding certain brands, she suggests that her clients stick to what is already working for them. She only suggests skin care products if the client isn't using any. Her main concern is that clients use a good sunscreen. As this snippet from an In Style magazine says, sunscreen is very important.

To date, none of my existing marks have disappeared. I even have some new ones cause I can't help but tuh squeeze muh face :(

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