First, I would like to welcome the person that found my site today by googling “unicorn poop cupcakes.” I hope my blog does not disappoint you.
And second, I hope you all like really unattractive pictures of me, cuz that’s what you’re about to get. After this, I will only post glamour shots of myself or those that have been digitally altered to make me look wicked awesome.
In time, those awesome pictures will make you forget all about the ones you are about to see of me and my first chemical peel.
Day 1: This was taken about 10 minutes after I got my chemical peel. Not too bad. I was a little red and my skin felt like burning.
I was instructed to keep the peel on for as long as possible – at least 4 hours. I think I splashed my face with some water after 6 hours.
Day 2: Much more red although this picture doesn’t seem to do it justice. You can see the redness more if you look at either the color of my neck in comparison or my awesome raccoon eyes.
When you look like this. There is no need to dry your hair. But I did take a shower which is more than I can say for most days.
On Day 2 I decided to do some miles on the treadmill at home. I did 4.5 miles that I didn’t feel like doing and they were a mix between running, sprinting, incline, and walking. Mostly walking. All of it sucked. Afterwards, my skin started to boil.
Can you see the little bumps on my forehead? They were all over my face.
Husband’s reply to said boils: “Eeeeeeewwww.”
The evening of Day 2, my skin started to peel.
Here’s Day 3:
My skin felt really tight, which you can see from my forehead. Everything started to peel around my mouth area first. It was like foaming at the mouth, but instead of foam…it was skin. (You’re welcome for that visual.)
The dermatologist said not to pick at my face.
Easier said than done my dermatologist friend. When you have a flaky piece of skin in your field of vision, YOU try to not peel it off.
Day 4: I made my first public appearance today…at Sweet Tomatoes. I would have taken a picture of my awesome salad, but do you really want to see another picture of a salad I’ve eaten? Probably not.
Instead, I’ll show you more pics of my peely face! I’m not sure if you can see the uneven skin tone from this picture, but the darker areas have not peeled yet and the more pink areas have.
Oh, I showered again. And I even smiled for you.
Today my face feels SUPER dry. It’s still peeling and looks a little on the pink side from all the peeling. I’m using all the lotion and sunscreen the dermatologist gave me which helps with the dryness, but only a little.
In a couple days, I’ll post the before and after once I’m all healed and you can decide if my $250 was worth it. I can tell that my skin is much smoother and “fresher,” if that makes sense. So, I can see a difference already and I guess that’s what really matters.
I’ve been assured I will look like this by Day 6:
Is it even fair that one woman can hit the gene pool lottery like that? I think not.
Honestly, I thought how I was going to look would be way worse than it was. My other friends literally looked like they walked through fire, so although I still wouldn’t want to go out in the public (and my skin was just too sensitive to put on makeup), I don’t think how I looked was that bad.
I’m looking forward to wearing makeup again. And maybe tonight I can even get a longer run in before the Gasparilla half marathon on Sunday. 🙂