It has been two weeks since I started the Dermaceutic Milk Peel. On my first visit to Skin2 I was given a series of skin care products to prepare my skin for the Peel. The products contain Glycolic acid, the active ingredient in the Milk Peel itself. This has helped prepare my skin for the actual scheduled Peel process which takes about 20 minutes.
For the past two weeks I have been only using the Dermaceutic products on my skin as per the Skin technicians direction. I have noticed a slight difference already and I have not even started the Peel yet. Have a look!
My skin feels smoother, is a little brighter and my pores have slightly reduced in size. The Dermaceutic products active ingredients are at a higher potency than products available in the drug store. That’s why it’s very important not to combine their use with other skin care products. This is also the reason these products are only available from trained technicians who can advise you on how to use them.
I used the cleanser and cream at night and in the morning. I did have a strong tingling sensation on my skin by the second and third day and some slight redness (which no one noticed) but that went away and what came up after was improved texture. There was some dryness and the technician later suggested that I could have used the Hyal-ceutic moisturizer on the dry areas if I felt that I really needed it, although this moisturizer is actually intended for after the the Milk Peel treatment.
The actual Peel itself was quick. She handed me a little fan to fan my skin if the tingling was at all intolerable. I didn’t need it. My skin was a little tight after and again there was a little redness that was not noticeable to anyone but myself. My one recommendation would be to avoid wearing a hat or sunglasses after the Peel. It can rub against your skin and cause irritation and redness, so take care not to do this.
So far I am really enjoying the results and there are six more weeks to go! During the Peel process I have two months’ worth of dedicated skin improvement altogether which strikes me as an amazing value actually.
My Water Consumption Project
I have to admit that the apps to remind me to rehydrate all fell flat. They helped me determine the amount of water I needed to consume and then I forgot about them. I decided to use taste as an incentive. At first I brewed enormous soup pots of fruity herbal tea and used stevia, a zero calorie natural sweetener and then chilled it. This was delicious, but slightly time consuming. I later chilled bottled water with lemon juice and stevia. Easy peazy, lemon squeazy . . . . as they say. It seems like a whole lot of management just to drink water, but if I am going to invest this time and energy into improving my skin I should work on the #1 most important health factor to my skin’s appearance first.