Normally this isn’t something I’d post, but I can’t think of another way to keep my self accountable. I’m not suggesting you do this. And if you do, please be careful. I also wouldn’t normally post pictures of myself. Because EW. Haha!
So a whole back I decided to try to do a chemical peel on my face. A friend also tried. I don’t remember the brand or strength I used at that time. But I remember it had a dropper, and the chemicals ate it. Recently I bought another one. I have a tattoo on my wrist that I was very unhappy with and wanted to try and fade it so I’d have more options for a cover up. But now, here I am trying it on my face again. I have scars. I have pimples. I have fine lines now appearing. I have sunspots and freckles. I want an even complexion. So this what I have.
This comes in different strengths.
Jan 8: After having a shower and washing my face, I applied the peel to my face and neck with a cotton ball. Careful to avoid eyes and lips. Left it on for maybe 2 minutes and then rinsed it off. Be careful while rinsing not to get it in your eyes. And make sure you rinse you hands right away or wear gloves, because your fingers will start to peel.
This is why I don’t take selfies.
Jan 10: Washed face. Applied. Rinsed. Moisturized.
Jan 12: same. Just FYI, all those pimples that were sitting just below the surface, they will start to appear now. Don’t worry. And don’t apply make up to hide them. You’re skin is healing and you don’t want makeup on your now sensitive pores.
Jan 15: Fair warning, this ain’t pretty. And see my chin? I smashed my face. It has nothing to do with the peel 😂 I left it on a little bit longer today, so I didn’t do my neck, as I find it more sensitive than my face.
Jan 16: I did not use the peel today but I wanted to show you what it looks like the day after. It drives me nuts that I can’t put makeup on to cover those spots. This morning when I woke up my skin felt oily. But my skin is always oily and it may have been the moisturizer. But it’s starting to feel tight. So it’s probably starting to dry. Hopefully it doesn’t peel too radically. I’ll wait a few extra days this time before I do it again. I’m wondering if I was really doing anything with the first couple of applications.
Jan 21: Apparently there was a scratch on my face. It hurts! I’m hoping I’ll soon start seeing results. This is my sad face.
Jan 25: You can’t see it, but I can definitely feel some peeling going on. Near my nose and on my chin. And maybe a bit on my forehead. I guess it’ll have to concentrate more on my outer cheeks now. The bottle suggested starting in your forehead and moving outward, but I may do the opposite with the next application. I’m averaging about 4 minutes.
Feb 2: I’m wondering how long I’msupposedyo do this? Should I have bought a higher strength? Other than a couple dry patches, I’m not sure if it’s done anything.
Feb 16: Is there any difference here at all? Am I asking too much? Am I expecting results too quickly? Am I doing something wrong? I don’t know. I waited a bit thinking maybe it would peel a bit more. Nope. So I did another application last night. I know I didn’t buy a drastic peel, but I can’t tell if it looks any different. If I can’t tell, no one else will either.
March 1: Conclusion I give up. I dont think this has done anything for me. It may have hrlped a bit with clogged pores, but i dont think its done much else. Probsbly need a stronger percentage. If you see something i don't, or have any suggestions, pleaee let me know.