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Keeping My Fingers Crossed!

jessikur55

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Hello everyone :)

So in the past few days,I've summed up the courage to change my skin routine a bit.

Starting with Evening Primrose Oil. I heard its good for acne and for the skin so I said "WHY NOT?!". It was like $6 for a bottle of 75 soft gel capsules at Walmart and I'll be taking one a day with a meal. Hopefully I can get rid of Trinessa soon. Them side effects are the death of me.

Secondly, I ordered 20% salicylic acid from amazon, also known as the chemical peel. I read all the reviews and did a lot of research into it and I think I'm ready. A small bottle cost me $22 with shipping and it shall be here by wednesday. I'm planning on trying it out on my nose to get rid of the blackheads I have and to see how my skin reacts to it since I'm pretty sensitive. To give you an idea of how sensitive I am, I had gotten my eyebrows waxed a week before my spring semester of school started and I had SCARS for weeks because my skin reacted really badly to the wax. I had like four eyebrows for weeks >.> never again.

Wish me luck! If anyone has tried in home chemical peels, please let me know how that went for you! I'm still kinda scared of doing it and I need a little push!



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Hey girl,

I don't wax- I thread my eyebrows and upper lip (and chin). Waxing literally peeled my skin off, I had to go to the doctor after that to get a prescription ointment... I was red and crusty for a week.

As far as salicylic acid...it's really irritating on me. Even when it's 2% in certain products it can be annoying, but other products with 1%-1.5% max 2% are less irritating.

I've tried a TCA peel 20% at a spa and it didn't do anything, except making me red.

THE WORST part about peels is that you HAVE to let your skin crust after you're done with the procedure, meaning you can't apply any products on your skin for a couple of days. You also shouldn't wet your face too much when you're taking a shower. This is very irritating for someone with oily and acne-prone skin, because I literally rely on at least 5 products on daily basis and I know that shit will hit the fan if I don't apply them. I've also tried glycolic peel, around 20 or 30% 2 years ago at home. I gave myself 2 treatments and I used the hairdryer because it really burned my skin. I was much clearer then though, so it was mainly done for my scars. I didn't notice a difference, which explains why I never used them again. In my opinion peels are a waste, unless they are a high % for which you need anesthesia and a doctor/surgeon.

As you've already spent the money, you have to give it a try at least a couple of times. I just personally have started to dislike abrasive skin treatments like chemical peels. They seem very promising, but you never know the type of skin of the person who left the review. Even on this website, there are so many people who exaggerate their skin condition lol.

I've been using Evening Primrose Oil as of recently, along with my other supplements, and my skin has stayed the same. If it improves, I wouldnt know what exactly made it clear, because I use many external and internal products/supplements. I figured that every bit of help counts.

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Hey girl,

I don't wax- I thread my eyebrows and upper lip (and chin). Waxing literally peeled my skin off, I had to go to the doctor after that to get a prescription ointment... I was red and crusty for a week.

As far as salicylic acid...it's really irritating on me. Even when it's 2% in certain products it can be annoying, but other products with 1%-1.5% max 2% are less irritating.

I've tried a TCA peel 20% at a spa and it didn't do anything, except making me red.

THE WORST part about peels is that you HAVE to let your skin crust after you're done with the procedure, meaning you can't apply any products on your skin for a couple of days. You also shouldn't wet your face too much when you're taking a shower. This is very irritating for someone with oily and acne-prone skin, because I literally rely on at least 5 products on daily basis and I know that shit will hit the fan if I don't apply them. I've also tried glycolic peel, around 20 or 30% 2 years ago at home. I gave myself 2 treatments and I used the hairdryer because it really burned my skin. I was much clearer then though, so it was mainly done for my scars. I didn't notice a difference, which explains why I never used them again. In my opinion peels are a waste, unless they are a high % for which you need anesthesia and a doctor/surgeon.

As you've already spent the money, you have to give it a try at least a couple of times. I just personally have started to dislike abrasive skin treatments like chemical peels. They seem very promising, but you never know the type of skin of the person who left the review. Even on this website, there are so many people who exaggerate their skin condition lol.

I've been using Evening Primrose Oil as of recently, along with my other supplements, and my skin has stayed the same. If it improves, I wouldnt know what exactly made it clear, because I use many external and internal products/supplements. I figured that every bit of help counts.

I've always wanted to try threadding. It looks like fun! Way better than Waxing. Never. again. lol

As for the chemical peel, I'm still on the fence about it. You do have a point: every one has different skin. I might try it on my chest, because I have a bad case of Acanthosis nigricans, which darkens certain spots of my skin. Hopefully it works on that. Though I'm really scared about the whole skin peeling and irritation. I work in a resturant full of ignorant assholes and I'll never get the end of it.

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Hahah, that made me laugh.

Well then, the stronger peels that work on scars are out of question. You're basically going to do a superficial peel to reduce the active acne (which salycilic acid does). I just really hate salycilic, I used to have Neutrogena's grapefruit body scrub (2% salycilic acid) which was nice for the first couple of days, but then it made my back itchy and irritated. Then I switched to milder body scrubs, which had a mild effect on my back, but did not clear it completely. Recently I tried Clean and Clear face wash with salycilic acid (2%) on my back and I didn't like it at all.

Why don't you try the glycolic wash by neostrata, it's 20%, but it's a gentle formula and it's foam so it lasts for about 2 months! If you're gonna do a chemical peel for your acne, I feel like it'll be too harsh and will only make you red/irritated and eventually frustrated. If you use milder products on daily basis, or twice a day like I do, you'll have less side effects like peeling and discoloration.

I've never used Jessner's peel, but I wanted to buy it to give it a try about 2 years ago for my scars and minor acne. I didn't do it because I got another peel instead....

I have this "peel", it's really sheets soaked in acid liquid (like the oxy wipes) and i use it only from time to time when I want to do deep cleansing on my skin. After I've washed it with the glycolic acid wash and applied a clay mask with vinegar, my skin is super sensitive and the pores are so clean. I don't have any blackheads. When I apply the "peel" my skin tingles to an unbearable level in only 10 seconds and I wash it off to prevent redness. If I don't do the upper mentioned procedures before I apply the peel it doesn't sting that bad and I usually leave it on for 10 minutes :) Moral of the story is that you might achieve better results with mini "peels" over time than a couple of major deep peels that may have many side effects :/

My tca peel at the spa was terrible. Supposedly she did 20%. She kept asking me if it burned, but it didn't. She was so suprised that I was taking it all without a problem. I know I have thick skin, but still....it didn't hurt half of what it was when I did my own peel! So I didn't even flake after that 200$ TCA peel.

So every time I hear the word "peel" I cringe, because unless it's done at a medical office with a high % for long-term effects, it's really not worth it. The thing is, many spas make money off from desperate acne-prone people...I'm not even going to mention all of those companies selling extremely expensive cosmetic/skin care products claiming things that are simply not true. For example, a brand face wash has the word "organic" and then something else on the front, but when you read the ingredients it's mostly made of sytnhetic s^&t and actually contain very little of the claimed ingredients from the front. It's really discouraging, but hey...if you were to actually buy 100% organic cosmetics and skin care products they'd be expensive as hell. Worst part is, they won't work.

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