Skin peels

I've heard of chemical peels that take a few days, a week or two weeks to "recover" from. Has anyone tried one of these?

What did it do? Did it work as you wanted? How uncomfortable was it? Did it clear your skin? Lighten overall tone? Improve texture? How did you go about your daily life while recovering? I don't want to look like a burn victim...

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Kimshi42 wrote:
    I've heard of chemical peels that take a few days, a week or two weeks to "recover" from. Has anyone tried one of these?

    What did it do? Did it work as you wanted? How uncomfortable was it? Did it clear your skin? Lighten overall tone? Improve texture? How did you go about your daily life while recovering? I don't want to look like a burn victim...


    You can't learn everything you need to know about home-chemical peels in a single thread on this board. You'll really need to do some research on your own. Even if you're well educated it's chancey, and you have to be willing to take some risks. I don't do home peels because, frankly, I'm scared of them (and I tend to be quite brave about skin care, and most home things...hell I had homebirth, but I won't do a home peel).

    Go to an esthetician or a dermatologist if you're serious about wanting a chemical peel. You'll be less likely to have a bad outcome that way.
  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    Kimshi42 wrote:
    I've heard of chemical peels that take a few days, a week or two weeks to "recover" from. Has anyone tried one of these?

    What did it do? Did it work as you wanted? How uncomfortable was it? Did it clear your skin? Lighten overall tone? Improve texture? How did you go about your daily life while recovering? I don't want to look like a burn victim...

    i've never done a home peel, but i have been getting them at the dermatologist for several years now. gentle, glycolic peels. until recently, i've had a good outcome, with little to no down time. i did it to control acne & to get rid of some hyperpigmentation that i have from old zits. it did brighten my skin & improve overall texture/tone.

    but... this last time, i was burned very badly. i had to hide out for a week; my face was bright red & then turned into one big scab. i had to work from home. it took a week to resolve. i was *not* happy. my face was very tender. it left some hyperpigmentation which i'm now trying to correct, three weeks after the fact.

    i have very sensitive skin, so this isn't a norrmal/usual occurence. but i would be very, very careful, as redcatwaves said. go to a dermatologist that has an aesthetician on staff. i wouldn't try this at home, nor would i have it done at a regular beauty salon.
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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I have done some very mild home peels. I purchased my product from:

    http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/

    I started with the milder glycolic peel 30% and the 40% lactic acid peel.

    I have fairly sensitive skin and had no issues - very pleased with my results :cheers:
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Kimshi42 wrote:
    I've heard of chemical peels that take a few days, a week or two weeks to "recover" from. Has anyone tried one of these?

    What did it do? Did it work as you wanted? How uncomfortable was it? Did it clear your skin? Lighten overall tone? Improve texture? How did you go about your daily life while recovering? I don't want to look like a burn victim...

    The ones that take that long to recover from a deep chemical peels and you should definitely consult a dermatologist for information about them.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    solange wrote:
    I have done some very mild home peels. I purchased my product from:

    http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/

    I started with the milder glycolic peel 30% and the 40% lactic acid peel.

    I have fairly sensitive skin and had no issues - very pleased with my results :cheers:

    me too. I do a 30% glycolic peel once a week. Deeper peels need to be done by a professional.
  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote:
    solange wrote:
    I have done some very mild home peels. I purchased my product from:

    http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/

    I started with the milder glycolic peel 30% and the 40% lactic acid peel.

    I have fairly sensitive skin and had no issues - very pleased with my results :cheers:

    me too. I do a 30% glycolic peel once a week. Deeper peels need to be done by a professional.

    wow. mine was only a 35% peel and i still had that reaction!

    maybe it's just me....
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,708Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=445

    i wouldn't do it myself and i'm very pale to start.
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  • sarasarasarasara Posts: 1,561Registered Users
    I've done a mild at-home peel and there was no result, IMO.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i do olay regenerist and it's nice and no bad reaction but it's not heavy duty.

    i've had the 55% lactic acid peel through makeup artist cosmetics and it is strong...you use it for like 1 minute at a time to start...it's that strong. it does work but really if you leave it on to long if is bad. hmm maybe i'll do it tonight.
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