The V.I. Peel that I just had at the spa has a few at home components to fully complete the process. After I got the peel (on Saturday), I had to apply a towelette soaked with retinoic acid to a clean dry face an hour before bed. The next night I repeated this same step which left my skin quite feeling itchy. A good trick when that happens is to gently tap the skin with your fingertips or even tap with q-tips if you're being good & keeping your hands off your face! The 48 hours following the peel, I felt like I had a rather intense sunburn (you can see the pink near my eye). Not painful in that way, but my skin felt hot to the touch & very tight(& looked rather tan- which never happens for me!) During the entire peel process, it was incredibly important to be wearing SPF whenever outside. As an esthetician, I wear an SPF 365 days a year. For anyone considering a high strength peel, it is imperative to follow the home care protocol and protect the new skin that will be unveiling itself during the process. Otherwise it will become just as damaged as the layers you're trying to shed! Tomorrow take a peek as the peeling begins!
Peace. Love. Peels. M