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Aug 04 2010

QUESTION: I am from India and have brown skin. I have combination of dry to oily skin also with mild to moderate acne. I also have acne scars and uneven skin tone. I was looking on your site but am not sure which products to use for these problems. Can you help me with that? I am extremely interested in your chemical peels, but not familiar with them. It would be greatly appreciated!

I do have some recommendations for you:  You first want to pick a treatment product, a power product so to say…

-Reducing unsightly razor burn, bumps and ingrown hairs on face, under arms, bikini & legs
-Assists in removing and preventing acne on face, chest, back and arms
-Reduces fine Lines, acne scars & uneven texture.
-Diminishes the look of sun damage, hyperpigmentation & brown spots.
-Dissolves pore clogging bacteria that causes blackheads & whiteheads

  • Glycolic Acid Peel-If you would like to get a peel I would suggest a low percentage Glycolic Acid Peel…maybe 30% or 40% Buffered Glycolic Acid. If you are a beginner or this is your first time performing an “At Home” peel. If you have had a Glycolic Acid Peel before, and this is not your first experience you then could use 50% or 60% Glycolic Acid. Like with any acid you should do a patch test on your cheek and jawbone before placing it all over the face…this will ensure you do not have a reaction.
  • Also, the Glycolic Lotion would be something to think about. It is a light weight, oil-free, glycolic treatment lotion ideal for acne or oily skin. Fights blackheads, lines and large pores!
  • The 15% Glycolic Smoothing Gel is also ideal for treating acne and acne scars and it is good to use to prep the skin before performing a 30% or 40% Glycolic Peel. It still contains 15% Glycolic Acid it is just not as invasive as the peel but you will still get results!
  • If you want to perform a peel, the Glycolic Acid is the way to go as far as addressing your specific concerns. It is designed to refine and renew the skin, and as a result minimizes scarring and fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to balance & maintain sebum (oil) levels to reduce the amount of sebum the skin produces!

All of these products contain Glycolic Acid…Glycolic Acid is specifically designed to treat oily, acne prone skin. It is formulated to resurface the skin and minimize pore size and scarring. You would not want to use all four of these products together. You should follow the links and see which product you think will be best for your specific skin. I just gave you a reference to go by as far as what products treat your concerns! Please let me know what your thoughts are once you review the suggested products! After you have decide what treatment products to pick we can see what Face wash and moisturizer would be best compatible with that product! Let me know what questions you have and I will gladly answer them!

Jun 16 2010

QUESTION: I saw your website and need some assistance selecting peels. I’ve had Jessner Peels in the past and one Lactic Acid Peel. Jessner looked good the first day and then nothing. Lactic acid just caused some burned areas and that was it. Can you recommend a peel or series of peels. I am blonde, have fair skin and I’m in my early sixties? My skin type is normal/dry (dry mostly around the eyes).I would like to firm and tighten the skin on my face, but I would also like to do the lines on my chest and hands. I was thinking of a Jessner Peel with some additional TCA added. I haven’t had a peel in over 2 years. It is extremely expensive to get a series of peel treatments at the Doctor’s office and I was hoping to do this and get some at home results before July 2nd. I am going away. I would sincerely appreciate any advice as to your product line.

First I would like to say I am glad you have decided to be proactive with your skin, ans SkinRxClinic is the perfect place to start! A Jessner Peel is the only “At Home” Chemical Acid that is strong enough to give you the results you are looking for as described in your email…or as close to those results as possible. I do not recommend adding additional TCA until you have performed at least 4 Jessner Peels prior. You will do more damage than good if you over stimulate the skin. Chemical Acid Peels are a process…that is why you pay a fortune for a series of peels in the Doctor’s office or Spa. It is not a ploy to extract money from you  (however they do chare an arm & leg for them)…it is because you actually need the “series” of peels to complete the process. This being said you will have better result doing a series of “At Home” Jessner Peels than one super server Jessner/TCA mix. Also if you do decide to go the Jessner/TCA route I highly recommend having a Professional perform the peel!!! I am not sure where and when you received your previous Jessner Peel treatment but your result should most defiantly last up to 3 weeks! This peel is designed to be used every 3-4 weeks so results are expected to last! The Jessner solution kills the skin and as a result forces the cells to regenerate as a result of this the skin die, falls off, regenerates and healthy, hydrated, firmer skin emerges. This is the process; this is how the peel is designed to work. Next- you mentioned you would like to Peel the areas on your chest and hands…Jessner Acid is the only acid that can be applied to those areas, and provide any kind of result. Follow this link to my 10 Day Jessner Peel Journal and you can see a day by day of the Peel process and read exactly what I experience as the days went by. (http://skinrxclinic.com/blog/jessner-at-home-skin-peel-documentary-journal/) I know there is an age difference, and there for a difference in our skin but this Journal will be a guideline as to what you should be experiencing, as well as what you can expect. I recommend getting the Peel Prep Kit– this includes Pre-Peel Pre & Post-Peel Neutralizer as well as application brush and dispensing dish. This will insure maximum results when you peel. Last- A physical sunscreen (must include Zinc or Titanium) is an absolute must…no if, ands or buts!

Next- If you are looking for a skin care regime to maintain your results Post-Peel, here are my recommendations: Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser– this can be used as an anti-aging body cleanser as well (AM & PM Cleanser), The Anti-Age Kit– contains Face Firming Complex & Bio-Peptide Concentrate (these will be your AM & PM Serums), Herbal Moisture Crème (AM & PM Moisturizer). These will be your TREARMENT products! Meaning the will repair and restore the damaged skin and help with cell turnover. I know you want all of this to happen before you go away the beginning of July but that really only gives you enough time to start the improvement process. You should be able to get in one full Jessner face, chest and hands peel! And one month (which is how long you will need to see improvement with your treatment products) to start using new products!

NOTE: AVOID direct sunlight for 1 week following the Jessner Peel and use a physical Sun Protection with SPF 30 or higher! This is very important as you do not want to damage the healthy skin that regenerate itself, this will be defeating the purpose of the peel.

All products referenced can be found @ www.SkinRxClinic.com

May 28 2010

QUESTION: What do you recommend I put on sunburn so it doesn’t peel? I tend to sunburn really bad, even when I use sun block. I usually put aloe on it but my skin still feels irritated and peels. Is there anything else that I can use?

You are in luck because I have the perfect recommendation for you! SkinRxClinic makes an Aloe Soothing Masque. As you mentioned above Aloe by itself doesn’t seem to help you! So I suggest this product due to its added ingredients and benefits! It is a gel masque loaded with botanical extracts for gentle, calming effects. Azulene, Chamomile and whole leaf Aloe Vera provide healing and hydrating benefits and Willowherb Extracts calms the skin and reduces inflammation. You can find the product and description at www.SkinRxClinic.com.

Nov 23 2010

QUESTION: I have been using a 40% lactic acid peel every other week for several months. I bought this through the MUAC website. I’ve now discovered your sight and you seem to be more professional and helpful than MUAC. I have sun damaged skin where there are areas of discoloration. Enlarged pores on my cheeks and many fine lines around my eyes. I have one tiny spot on my temple that is pretty dark from the sun and a few discolored/pinky dark acne scars. Not pitted or anything, just discolored. Do you recommend the Jessner’s or a Glycolic peel first? I have no idea how to amp up my skin! Thank you so much!

Basically Glycolic Acid is a stronger version of Lactic Acid. They are both AHA’s(alpha hydroxy acid) The Lactic Acid is the most mild of all the acids and is usually used by clients with more sensitive skin types. I would opt for the 40% Buffered Glycolic Acid 2oz—to start with. This will assist in resurfacing the skin to diminish scaring and discoloration, as well as minimize fine line s and wrinkles. This will no doubt kick your régime up a notch so you can actually start seeing some real results. Once you have finished your series of Glycolic acid Peels you can then move into the Jessner Peel. The Jessner is the most severe peel we offer and it is essential to build the skin up to it by a series of Glycolic Acid Peels first!

Aug 24 2010

QUESTION: I just recently discovered your site on the Internet and am interested in your products. I am wondering if you can advise me on what products to use for the problems I have with my skin. I have had a dark spot on my cheek for numerous years about the size of a nickel that is like an age spot and have tried hundreds of products for at home with no real results. Do your skin products REALLY lighten dark spots???I cannot afford to go to Dr’s and have treatments and swore I would not try another product, but I am enticed by your site. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you

I can imagine you have tried a thousand products, without results. So I absolutely understand you frustration and lack of trust in products. I will be completely honest with you…when you are dealing with age spots which are an overproduction of melanin they are extremely hard to get rid of. Now don’t get me wrong, you can diminish the look and lighten the dark discoloration of the spots but to say you can completely get rid of them would be lying. With that being said I do have suggestions and options for you. If you have tried everything on the market from Skin Lighteners to bleaching agents with no success it’s safe to say they are not going to work for you. But before we completely rule them out I want to make sure the skin lighteners you have tried contain: Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid & Glycolic Acid. Skin Rx Clinic offers a Skin Lightener with all 3 key ingredients. It is essential that they contain all three lightening agents. Other option is a Lactic Acid At Home Peel. Lactic Acid is  an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derived from sour milk. It is a superior exfoliant and because it is a naturally occurring metabolite found in the body it is highly recommended for the treatment of Hyper-pigmentation (dark spots). Because it is an at home peel you are not paying for the doctors visit and can perform the peels when it is convenient for you on a more consistent basis. It is better to peel less severely more often than it is to peel more severely less often, and an At Home Peel allows you to do just that. Skin Rx Clinic offers Lactic Acid in 3 strengths…30%, 40% & 50%. I always recommend starting at 30% or 40% Lactic Acid depending on the severity of the discoloration and working your way up to 50%.

Jun 24 2010

60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

Day 1- 60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

Before I start I would like to say that I am experienced in performing chemical peels….I have slowly built myself up from 30% to 40% to 50% and now 60% Glycolic Acid Solution. I do not recommend anyone using a 50% or 60% Glycolic acid who has not has at least 3 prior Glycolic Treatments.  That being said, let’s get to the good stuff!

Application:

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Application

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Day 1 Application

I started by thoroughly cleaning the skin with SkinRxClinic’s Glyco-Lactic Cleanser. I chose this cleaner because it is formulated with Glycolic, Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric acids. This combination will assist in prepping the skin for the application of the Glycolic Acid Solution. I then made sure the skin was completely dry and proceeded to apply the Pre-Peel Prep to the entire face with a cotton ball. Once the Pre-Peel Pre was dry I was ready to apply the Glycolic Acid Solution. I emptied two droppers full of the Glycolic Acid into the dispensing dish, submerged the fan brush in the solution and began to apply. You want to make sure you cover the entire face but not to the point that it is dripping or running down the skin. I started on the right side of my face at the center of my forehead and worked my way down and around my cheek and in a 3 motion continued down to my chin. I used the exact same process on the left side of my face…I started at mid forehead, worked my way down and around my cheeks and in a E motion continued down to my chin. Upon initial application I felt slight tingling and more of an irritating sensation. It wasn’t until about 2-3 minutes after application that the Glycolic Acid Solution activated and I began to feel what was an intense burning/tingling sensation but it was most defiantly tolerable. As the minutes pass the intensity increased as expected and all and I the discomfort level never peaked above a 3. I always use a 1-5 pain scale and if I get to a 4 I start to think about neutralizing, 3 is normal and once fully activated you want to stay around a 3 on the scale. After 8 minutes I decided it was time to neutralize the peel. With a cotton ball I applied the Post-Peel Neutralizer to the entire effected area. The neutralizer immediately foamed up. I used one more cotton ball full of neutralizer and rinsed my face with cool water. My face was red immediately! I mean red…red…tomato red! I did not panic because I know what to expect but for a beginner peeler this would have surely made me nervous…that is the point of this Blog to help you know what to expect before, after and during the peel process! I assumed as the day went on the red would intensify a bit more and that is exactly what happened. For the remainder of the day my face was pink and red and tender! There were however no blisters or scabs, just minimal dry, flaky skin. Now that I addressed what it looked like I’d like to tell you a little about what I felt! The skin was extremely sensitive…to light, heat, touch, water, steam. This was to be expected…..as just hours prior I applied an Acid solution to the skin! The only thing I applied post peel that night was Vital K serum. I was not in direct or indirect sunlight or I would have applied a Physical Sun Protection with SPF 30 or higher!

Day 2: 60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Day 1

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Day 2

I woke up expecting the red to have died down a bit….and it did, but barely! The red faded to pink, but there were defiantly still some red areas! My skin was still pretty sensitive day 2 so I opted for SkinRxClinics Arnica Facial Wash. A gentle cleanser made for sensitive, dry or post surgery skin types. And I used this for the remainder of the 5 day peel process. Arnica repairs, calms & heals the skin and Aloe Leaf Gel is soothing and cooling…and as you can imagine this felt great on my red, hot skin! The skin was still pretty sensitive to the touch so I used extreme caution when doing anything that involved touching my face! i.e. – cleansing, applying creams and lotions, Sun Protection etc. After I woke up I cleansed my face with the Arnica Wash and rinsed with cool water….trust me lukewarm was still too hot! I then applied one pump of the Willowherb Soothing Serum and allowed that to penetrate. I followed the Serum up with the Skin Recovery Crème and then Advanced Sun Protection SPF 30. Tip: Do not rub your products on your face…use a pressing movement instead. It is less irritating to the skin as you are not rubbing and pulling at it. After I was sure my face was thoroughly covered and protected with a physical Sun Block I proceeded to walk the dog. Needless to say that did not last long! My skin was clearly not ready yet to fight the heat of the morning and I quickly turned around. As the day progressed the outcome pretty much stayed the same- pink, red and irritated…I was able to apply Mineral Secrets Ultra Sensitive Mineral Base to cover the pink and red, minerals are also healing and Mineral Secrets offer Zinc and Titanium for natural sun protection! When I got home I immediately washed my face with the Arnica Wash and applied SkinRxClinics Aloe Soothing Masque…I leave it in the fridge and apply it cold, feels amazing! I left it on for about 10 minutes and rinsed it off with cool water. I then applied the Willowherb Soothing Serum followed by Skin Recovery Crème moisturizer and went to sleep.

Day 3: 60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Day 2

60% Glycolic Acid Peel- Day 3

Day 3 I woke up a little discouraged! My skin looked and felt ruff, I even had a few break outs! Being that I am an experienced peeler I was aware that this sometimes happens so I decided to switch up my skincare routine. Instead of using the Arnica Wash I decided to go back to the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser. I knew the combination of Glycolic, Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric acids would assist in the exfoliation process without being too harsh and causing further drying of the skin.  I skipped the Willowherb Soothing Serum, and only applied my Skin Recovery Crème and Advanced Protection SPF 30. I then decided to brave the elements again and attempt to walk the dog! I wore a hat for added protection and it seemed to help prevent the sun from beating down on my skin. That plus the Advance Protection Sun block did the trick! We finished the walk with minimal discomfort (the heat was still a bit aggravating). I then proceed to apply my make up as usually. Ultra Sensitive Mineral Base & Ultra Sensitive Mineral Blush followed up with Ultra Sensitive Finishing Powder. By Day 3 you could no longer see the pink through the make-up and the only visible signs were the dry, peeling skin! Day 3 is when the peeling process really progressed. After removing my make up that evening I noticed dry, flaky patches that looked like they were dying to be peel off!!! I cannot stress enough how important it is NOT to pick the peeling skin! I know how hard it is…remember I preformed this peel on myself, so I am well aware how hard it is to refrain from picking. But you can seriously damage the skin and after going through the entire peel process you don’t want the results to be worse because you couldn’t stop picking at the dead skin!! Right? All and All my skin looked and felt pretty bad on Day 3…it was dull and lackluster, dry and peeling, with a few pimples and still slightly pink! If I wasn’t experienced in the peel process I would have been very disappointed! But I am an experienced peeler and I came to expect this.

Day 4: 60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel


I woke up on Day 4 with tight, dry skin. This was a pleasant change from peeling dead skin I had been experiencing the previous three days! Although the skin was dry I could defiantly see the completion was becoming smooth and clear!  This was a relief……The skin was still irritated and sensitive but it had diminished considerably, and what was once pink & red was now just slightly pink and I could tell the skin was starting to heal! I decided to continue to use the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser. My skin was feeling better and the sensitivity decreased considerably. I was no longer sensitive to heat and touch, the skin had formed a barrier of healthy skin and the elements (as long as I was protected by a sun block) didn’t really bother me anymore. I knew the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser helped loosen up some of the surface skin that has died but not yet peeled. This also helped with the urge to pick the peeling skin by naturally exfoliating the dead cells. I followed this up with the Willowherb Soothing Serum, Skin Recovery Crème & Advanced Protection SPF 30. I then applied my Ultra Sensitive Mineral make-up, and was out the door to walk the dog! I still made sure to wear a hat, as I wasn’t taking any chances…my skin was really starting to look good on Day 4 and I didn’t want to compromise that in any way! I was pleasantly surprised that the heat and sweat didn’t bother me like it did the previous 3 days. I went through the day with no discomfort, there were still some areas that were healing and were slightly itchy, but as far as sensitivity…there really wasn’t any I was confident Day 5 would be a huge success! I washed my face that evening, still using the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser and following with the Willowherb & Skin Recovery Crème.

Day 5: 60% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel


My instincts were dead on…I woke up Day 5 and my skin looked GREAT! It was smooth, soft, firm, hydrated…and most of all dead skin free! No more ruff, dry, peeling patches.  Day 5 I reevaluated my skincare regime. I no longer needed to heal and sooth the skin…I now wanted to maintain the results I worked so hard for. I continued using the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser, but instead of the Willowherb soothing serum I used Face Firming Complex. I find the Face Firming Complex provides the best results if used alone in the AM followed by Skin Recovery Crème & Advanced Protection SPF 30. I also switched from the Ultra Sensitive Loose Minerals to my all-time favorite Liquid Mineral Foundation Base. It is hands down the best make-up product I have ever used. It offers perfect-flawless coverage, has a velvety smooth texture and is a natural sun protector. I applied Mineral Secrets Liquid Mineral Base followed by Ultra Sensitive Finishing Powder, a hint of Congo Bronzer and a dab of Pressed Mineral Blush in Ginger….and I was ready for my day. My skin looked great! Even though I have preformed dozens of peels the results never cease to amaze me! My skin looked radiant. When I returned home I again washed my face with the Glyco-Lactic Gel Cleanser but instead of using the Face Firming Complex I next applied the Bio-Peptide Concentrate to help assist in collagen and elastin production. I find the Bio-Peptide provided the best results when use alone in the PM followed by Skin Recovery Crème.

I was extremely happy with the results I obtained from the 60% Buffered Glycolic Acid Peel. I will say if I did not start with the 40% Glycolic Solution and work my way up to the 60% I would have defiantly had more downtime. I would say the peeling window would be anywhere from 7 to 10 days, and the side effects would be more sever. Instead of mild pink and red coloring and light, flaky peeling I would expect to experience extremely red and irritated skin and heavier more sever peeling. This does not mean the final result will be better, it means It will take longer for the skin to heal and regenerate and in return longer to see the actual results from the peel! Please remember: It is better to peel more often less severely, than it is to peel more severely less often. And it is absolutely essential to start with a 30% or 40% Glycolic Acid Solution and work your way up to 50% then 60% and eventually the Jessner Peel.

Products Used:

  • Pre-Peel Prep
  • 60% Buffered Glycolic Acid Solution
  • Post-Peel Neturalizer
  • Glyco-Lactic Cleanser
  • Arnica Face Wash
  • Willowherb Soothing Serum
  • Face Firming Complex
  • Bio-Peptide Concentrate
  • Skin Recovery Creme
  • Advanced Protection SPF 30
  • Ultra-Sensitive Loose Mineral Base, Blush & Finishing Powder
  • Liquid Mineral Powder Base

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May 28 2010

QUESTION: Does lemon juice actually get rid of freckles? Will it damage my skin? If not how often should I do it? I have pale dry skin right now with lots of freckles on my face. Any advice?

I would first like to say you will…and I know you may not think so grow to embrace your freckles! But, if you for some reason do not under no circumstance should you ever put lemon juice on your skin, especially you FACE!!! With that being said…because lemon juice is super acidic the theory behind it is the acid can be used as a lightening agent. Unfortunately this is a myth…the pH level of lemon juice will never be low enough to have any effect on the skin, it will if anything only further dry out and dehydrate it! But you are in luck because there just happens to be an Acid that is specifically formulated for hyperpigmentation or dark spots and discolorations and essentially that is what freckles are…an over production of melanin. It is called Lactic Acid and is a superior exfoliant and is highly recommended for hyper-pigmentation. Typically, a Lactic Acid peel does not cause noticeable sloughing like other acid peels and it is a safe “At Home Peel” My favorite Lactic Acid Peel can be found at www.SkinRxClinic.com

Apr 13 2010

QUESTION: Whats the best makeup to cover acne scars? Is powder or foundation better or shall I use both? My scars are on my cheeks and some are quite deep. I dont know whether to buy proper camoflage makeup that people use for birthmarks or do some brands of makeup have foundation/powders for that purpose? I dont want to look caked in makeup but I do want flawless skin (if possible) Any ideas, makeup tips or makeup brands that you would recommend??

Ok so here’s the deal…I feel your pain because I am an acne survivor and although it was not a quick and easy road I made it! Have you thought about an At Home chemical peel? I know this sounds scary but it will be your best friend! I recommend Glycolic Acid Peel it is so simple and easy …even a caveman can do it! haha But on a serious note: go to www.skinrxclinic.com they have At Home chemical peels and a Esthetician you can talk to so you have all the info you need before you start your peel. The benefit of having it at home is that you can do it more often and for 1/3 the price. This works and I know it, I’ve tried everything and this was the ticket! As far as make up goes you are right to be concerned about it looking caked in. That is exactly what happened to me. I look back at pictures now and think OMG I mad it look so much worse. Well I wish the had Mineral Make Up when I really needed it! Mineral is the way to go! If you need a little more coverage go for a Liquid Mineral Foundation and follow up with a Loose Mineral Foundation. Try www.SkinRxClinic.com just reference “mineral” in the search box. I hope this help, good luck…I have been there
Mar 19 2010

Jessner Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

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Jessner At Home Chemical Peel-

I fought acne for as long as I could remember. When I got older the blackheads,  scaring and enlarged pores became so noticeable that I had to do something. When I finally decided to take control of my skin I was extremely thorough in researching what the best “At Home” treatments available were. I decided on a chemical peel. This was scary due to the fact that I had never preformed an At Home chemical peel before and I only knew of people getting them done in an office or spa environment. But the pros outweighed the cons and I decided to go for it! I choose the Jessner Peel and for all of you first time peelers….I documented it day by day for 10 days and I must say I am so glad I choose this route! See for yourself…

Day 1: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel: Application

Jessner Chemical At Home Skin Peel

Day- 1 Skin looks red and irritated but there is no discomfort

I started out with clean dry skin. I put a thin layer of petroleum jelly around my eyes and in the folds of my mouth anywhere I did not want the solution to penetrate. I then applied the Pre Peel Prep and let that dry it took about 10 seconds then I proceeded with the Jessner Peel solution. I poured a small amount of the solution in the dispensing dish,  saturated the fan brush and began the application process. As soon as the solution touched my face I felt it activate the discomfort level was minimal on a scale from 1 to 10 the entire process never got above a 5. The skin turned red the second the Jessner Peel solution was applied and after about 3 minutes I noticed a white frosted look to some areas of the face. I left the solution on for about 10 minutes, when the sensation got intense I use a small paper fan to help keep it in check then I applied the Post Peel Neutralizer to neutralize the solution and complete the Application process. My skin was very sensitive to heat, touch and steam so I used lukewarm water to cleanse my face along with the Limu cleanser which I used Am and PM. This particular cleanser is designed for Pre and Post chemical peels. I did NOT apply any moisturizer as this type of peel requires the skin to shed and a moisturizer would counteract the effect. No noticeable improvements to the skin at this point of the peel process. I know the picture looks like I am miserable but once the peel was neutralized there was no discomfort at all and the shine that appears on the skin is the petroleum jelly I used as a buffer.

Day 2: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 2- Some red spots starting to appear brownish

So I survived Day 1 with no problem. Moving right along to day 2 I noticed some of the red patches were turning brownish…this is normal and to be expected, so don’t panic. The skin felt tighter and slightly rough to the touch. There was no discomfort but the skin was still very sensitive to heat, so I made sure to stay out of the sun and away from steam or hot water. Still no moisturizer so I used a Ultra Sensitive loose mineral makeup from Skin Rx Clinic with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for a natural Sun Protection Factor. This didn’t help much to cover up the red and brown spots due to the dryness and texture of the skin. As a result application of the makeup did not go on smooth but I was protected from the sun and that is the most important thing, seeing as the purpose of the peel is to correct these issues. Still no noticeable improvements to the skin.

Day 3: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 3 Jessner At Home Chemical Peel

Day 3- Red spots turning brownish, brownish spots turning dark brown

The remaining red patches turned brownish and the previous brownish patches turned dark brown. Again this is a normal part of the peeling process as the skin does need to peel to regenerate new healthy skin…this is the purpose of a chemical peel. Skin is starting to feel leathery and is extremely dry. Some of the skin has loosened up this increased as the day went on and by the end of Day 3 I noticed patches of skin starting to peel off mostly around my mouth and nasal folds where there was movement. There was a slight itching sensation and the skin was tight. This was the worst day as far as how my skin looked and felt. There was still no discomfort it was more annoying then anything. Still no moisturizer, I am continuing to use the Ultra Sensitive Mineral Foundation as my sun protection. No noticeable improvements to the skin.

Day 3 - Detail Peeling picture

Day 4 - Detail Peeling picture

Day 4: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 4 Jessner At Home Chemicla Peel

Day 4- Dark patches of skin are deminishing, results are starting to show

So Day 4 has turned out to be a success. The skin has started to shed the ruff patches and the results are beginning to show! I am so pleased with how my skin is coming along. My pores are noticeably smaller, my lines and wrinkles are minimized, the acne scaring has diminished…what else could I ask for! This peel really works! My skin is still a little pink in color and some spots are slightly rough to the touch, but I am no longer sensitive to light or heat and you can actually see the skin improving as the day goes on. I am still using the Limu Cleanser specifically designed for Pre & Post peel cleansing, and the Mineral Secrets Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral foundation which contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for a natural Sun Protection Factor & to assist in the recovery of healthy cells. Still no moisturizer…

Day 5: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 5- Jessner At Home chemical peel

Day 5- Skin is now pink and peeling has increased

The majority of the peeling happened on Day 5 and I am really starting to see a difference in my skin! Large patches of dead flaky skin are starting to disappear. The skin underneath is still slightly rough in texture and somewhat uneven, as some dead skin has peeled off and some is still in the process of peeling. The skin is still pink but most of the brown patches are gone, my pores are noticeable smaller, the skin is tighter and acne scaring has diminished considerable. There is no sensitive to heat anymore and because I still cant moisturize I have started using a warm damp wash cloth to increased the peeling process by loosing up the surface skin.

Day 6: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 6 Jessner At Home Chemical Peel

Day 6 - Skin tone is still uneven, healthy skin is starting to show

Health skin is shining through at last! Hooray! What an improvement, and overnight. The patches around my mouth are still tight and dry. The area around my nasal folds are a little tender but most of the skin has completed the peeling process and I cant wait till I am able to use a moisturizer.  The pigment is still pretty uneven and I assume it will be until I am able to begin the hydration process. I continued to use the Limu Cleanser and have now incorporated  Advanced Sun Protection SPF 30 which is a Physical sunblock containing Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. At this point the most important thing is to protect the healthy new skin as much as possible, so using the The Advanced Protection SPF 30 together with the natural  sun protection of Mineral Secrets Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral foundation I am confident the skin is completely protected.

Day 7: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 7 Jessner At Home Chemical Peel

Day 7- Some areas of skin have finally healed

Day 7 I could finally see areas of the skin that were completely healed. Though there weren’t many spots, there were some and they looked great. The pigment on my checks and forehead have started to even out and there seems to be a luminous glow to the skin. Now that the dead skin has completed peeling I can start the hydration process. I will be using Skin Rx Clinic’s Ultra Hydration Serum and Skin Recovery Creme. The Ultra Hydration Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally found in the body and helps bind moisture to skin cells. This serum will maximize the benefits of the Skin Recovery Creme. Skin Recovery Creme containing Hypericum & Linden extract both designed to normalize blotchy, irritated and overly sensitizes skin is the perfect lightweight hydrating cream.

Day 8: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 8 Jessner At Home Chemical Peel

Day 8- Skin pigment turned pick

Day 8 was a little confusing. The areas of skin I thought were healed turned pink again. After doing some research I found this was completely normal. The discoloration was a result of the hydration process I started on Day 7. The areas of skin that had healed were able to absorb more product than the areas that still had some dead or dehydrated skin. This makes sense seeing how the ingredients in the Ultra Hydration Serum and Skin Recovery Creme are designed to increase cell turnover and promote the growth of new skin. The product were simply doing there job by assisting in the healing process.

Day 9: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel

Day 9 Jessner At Home Chemical Peel

Day 9 Finally smooth even skin

Day 9 was a success and I thought I’m almost done and can not wait to see the finished result! The skin tone is smooth and even. My pore are virtually invisible, my acne scar seem to have vanished and the pink marks from Day 8 are gone! The skins texture is softer and smoother.  Fine lines and wrinkles are minimized and the collagen and elastin is plump and firm!

Day 10: Jessner At Home Chemical Skin Peel-“Completion!”

Day 10 Jessner At Home Peel Completed

Day 10 Jessner At Home Peel Completed

Day 10…”The Finished Product”  Words can not express how pleased I am with this At Home Peel! I was skeptical for many reasons at first…will it hurt? is it safe? Does it really even work? Well see for yourselves, I did and it does not hurt, it is safe, and judging by the pictures…it works!

Before I complete this blog  and If  you too do decide to take control of your skin I would like to recommend this: Make sure you pick the  right At Home Skin Peel for you. One that most meets your needs. If you don’t know or aren’t sure you can always contact Skin Rx Clinic via phone or e-mail with any questions or concerns just click the “Ask Our Esthetician” link on the website. We are here and happy to help!

I would like to recap the products I used during the peel process that assisted in the success of this peel:

Mar 17 2010

QUESTION: What are the risks of chemical peels and how long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?

Superficial peels are quite safe although rarely minor irritation of the skin can occur.  Minimal redness and sometime brownish patches can occur as well as tightening of the skin and slight peeling.

Superficial peels require no recovery time. Redness may last up to three days and can be diminished by using a mineral based makeup. Skin Rx Clinic offers a “Mica Free” Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base that will assist in the healing process as well as mask any redness or discolorations.

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