Beauty

Chemical Peel Day 4: the Big Peel

Yesterday the peeling started, today it continues. Not so much just around my mouth, but extending to almost all parts of my face. Well, I guess that is the point of a peel, right? It’s working! I feel good, the new skin is super soft. The skin that has yet to peel off is pretty dry and rough. I keep using my post peel cream and SPF. That helps to make the skin look moist. The post peel cream kind of burns on the new skin, but it is hydrocortisone so I’m not too worried.

This morning when I dropped the kids off at school, I had to talk to Gia’s teacher…. as the room mom, we have lots of social activity in the Kindergarten class! Anyway, I was extremely apologetic of my lizard-like appearance… best part… she had just had a peel too and totally understood! Total win. Her skin looked great and hopefully I will be there in a couple of days!

Then, I had a lunch appointment… again… extremely apologetic… I found out she understood too. She had also done a peel and she had been in my shoes! Wow! Everyone does this!

Feeling pretty good, I headed to the grocery store after work to pick up some liquor. Actually, lots of liquor. Our neighborhood is having a progressive dinner tomorrow night and we are in charge of the first round: drinks! Seems easy, right?! Well, it can’t be basic so I got the best of the best. It may only be “drinks” but it’ll be unforgettable. Back to the point, I’m pretty sure my cashier at the Pavilions didn’t want to look me in the eye. Maybe just my perception, but I had some serious peeling going on when I looked in my car mirror!

So now, it’s Friday night… Michael and I are hanging with the kids and working on our upcoming segment on San Diego Fox 5 news! All about winter skincare. I think I have indirectly made myself the guinea pig… We are writing the content over a glass of wine from Haber Family Vineyards (https://www.haberfamilyvineyards.com), one of our favorites… super awesome people, and my face is SO warm! You know how your face feels flushed when drinking a few glasses of wine? Well, I think the feeling is exaggerated with the new, fresh skin! Not bad, just interesting. Check out my photos from today and I’ll post some more before bed!

Beauty

Chemical Peel Day 3: this isn’t so bad!

Day3! Yay! Now, it’s really not so bad. I did start peeling today. Dry and peeling, that about sums it up. Other than the tight feeling, I feel great! I worked out again today on the Peloton. I did try to not go overboard though. I kept a towel wrapped around my neck to soak up any sweat. After I was finished, I quickly splashed cold water on my face and laid an cold, wet towel across my face. I didn’t want to take any chances at making this process last longer or add unnecessary complications. Throughout the rest of the day, I combated the peel by using my post peel cream, SPF and a small pair of scissors to trim the loose skin. It is SO hard not to peel the skin off, trust me, you will want to! But don’t! Resist temptation!! This evening, my 2 year old, kept staring at me. At one point she told me I was messy and had food on my face. Still perplexed, she became mesmerized and then just called me a zombie. My 8 year old told me he kind of wanted to throw-up looking at the skin sloughing off. All positive…. anyway, check out the pics and see what you think.