I have read about and heard from friends about the benefits of a chemical face peel, but just the thought of a chemical face peel had me terrified to try it. I could just picture my face being blood red for days or even worse, peeling too many layers and looking like I just stepped out of a horror movie. I decided to break out of my shell and try the Dr. Song 50% Lactic Acid Face Peel after many raves from my best friend! She has been using it for quite some time and I have to admit, her skin is looking fabulous these days! She reassured me that the experience would be nothing like I had imagined and once I tried it, I would be hooked.
I have very light skin with freckles, age spots and a few wrinkles. I’m not telling my age, but just for the record, I’m not a spring chicken anymore! The 50% lactic acid face peel exfoliates the skin’s surface while deep cleaning your pores. It also can fade dark spots and even out your skin tone. Over time, your wrinkles and crows feet will start to respond to the stimulating of natural collagen production. Deeper wrinkles will take much longer of course.
Before I applied my first peel I took extra time in deep cleansing my face since I do have oily skin. I wanted to make sure the face peel would be able to penetrate deep. I have a round makeup applicator pad that I had never used, so this is how I applied the face peel to my skin. Just be sure to stay away from the eyes! I do feel a stinging sensation when the peel is on, but it’s not an unbearable feeling. For the first peel, I only left it on for 1 minute before rinsing with water. I did increase the peel to 2 minutes on my 2nd application. Directions say not to use the face peel less than 7 days from the previous application. And because it can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, I make sure I always wear sunscreen and I try not to go into the sun at all the following day.
Don’t expect to see results immediately as it takes time for new skin cells to regenerate. My skin does appear to be more vibrant than before and I hope with continued use, it will lighten my freckles, dark spots and target these wrinkles!