Beauty requires sacrifice! And what! What we girls just do not do in order to look decent. Let not stunning, but presentable. With a shudder, I recall my experience cleaning face with almond acid.
How old was I then? Nineteen, it seems. It was the first time when I got to visit a friend who lives in Nikolaev. My face at that time was overcome by a hated acne rash. And even though I somehow managed to get rid of the eels themselves, but there was post-acne. And the skin tone is completely uneven. In general, the video was unattractive. And on the horizon there was a very good candidate for boyfriends.
Seeing my desperate attempts to bring the skin in relative order using pharmacy tools, my girlfriend took me to the salon. The beautician examined my face and offered a choice of several peeling options.
I wanted to try exactly almond. I was assigned only a couple of procedures. Although with more serious problems there may be much more (up to a dozen), such procedures are carried out at intervals of seven to eight days.
How did the peeling
Let me tell you how this torture took place. The first stage – makeup removal, we passed for the reason that I did not dare to finish off my imperfect skin with cosmetics. Stage two is very pleasant. It was necessary to steam the skin. I was offered a choice – a special gel (of course, the fee increased) or the usual chamomile decoction.
I chose the second option, because it is not only more budget, but also very pleasant. And for some reason, I didn’t inspire gel. Well, so, they put a cotton napkin dipped in warm chamomile broth on my face. Three or four times it was changed. It was so relaxing …
And then began the tests of my pain threshold. First, my skin was cleansed with a special tonic and milk. They have a relatively small content of almond acid, 10%. The skin began to pinch a little. Further more. The initial peeling with 5% acid lasted for about twenty minutes. To tolerate a slight burning sensation was pretty easy.
But I relaxed early. When the beautician began the second phase of peeling with 30% acid, I understood what it was like to burn! How would you describe this feeling? It seemed to me that thousands of steel hooks had dug into the skin and were being pulled in different directions. In order not to scream, I bit my lower lip almost to the blood. This torture lasted twenty minutes.
After that, a disgusting-smelling remedy was applied to my skin to neutralize the acid. And I sat for ten minutes, trying not to breathe. The pain subsided a bit, but now it seemed that my skin was tightened like apricot, even talking was hard. Even more relieved after applying the mask. The redness of the skin had gone a little bit, but I was still glad that it was already dark outside.
The next morning I looked like a molting snake. No, not exactly. She’s completely losing her skin, and I took off my big shreds. True, I was warned that it should be so. Touching the face was painful for three more days after peeling. It became easier after applying moisturizers.
True, it was worth it! After the first procedure, after about four days, I could go out without the former constraint. The skin noticeably leveled and acquired a more even tone. And by the way, the second procedure was a little easier to tolerate. Maybe because I knew what sensations to expect ….
Have you tried this type of peeling? And as a result?