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Tca Peel, 12.5% Day One



This will be lengthy, I apologize before you start regretting this:

I went ahead and did my first TCA Peel today. I ordered the product from Makeup Artist's Choice (http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/) for $26.75. I also bought a sample of the Aloe w/Lavender Soothing Gel just in case the healing process became painful or something. In total, with Shipping and all that jazz, I paid $30.46. I know it's still a little bit pricey, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than the hundreds that are charged to have a TCA Peel done professionally.

The kit comes with the peel, a Green Tea cleansing gel (or bar, they will send you either), gloves, and a little bonus gift. On your end, you will have to supply: baking soda and water for neutralizing the acid, Vaseline, Neosporin, sunscreen 30 SPF, anti-itch cream, the moisturizer of your choice, and patience. I know this may seem like a lot to provide on your own, but really, it's mostly stuff you have just have around the house anyway.

I've attached pictures of my skin. As you can see, I have scars, some pigmentation issues, and clogged pores. I don't think you can see those so well, but they're there.

I washed my face with the Green Tea Gel, and patted dry. Some people follow up the wash with alcohol, but I was afraid to do this because it wasn't on the instructions the company provided, so I did not. If you want to do this, go ahead, it seems to work fine, if not better, for others. I then applied Vaseline around my eyes, on my life, and the more sensitive parts of my nose. After this, I grabbed a cotton ball and went to work, applying the Peel to my face, moving from the forehead down to my jawline and set my timer for five minutes. The peel stung more than it burned. It was a little bit itchy but nothing unbearable. After the five minutes were up, I neutralized and dried, waiting for the skin to completely dry. Afterwards, I applied my Neosporin (actually the generic brand, so first-aid ointment if you want to get fancy with it) and now here I am, writing this and feeling fabulous so far.

I'm planning on drinking loads of water for the next couple of days because that is supposed to help the peeling process. For now, I'm done with day one and will update soon!


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