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Glycolic Peel #2 PLUS upper lip IPL!

By Aisling | December 12 2007 | 21 Comments

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So, as I was telling you last week, I’ve committed to this course of six glycolic peels at the dermatologist. (Read about Glycolic Peel #1)

The first one was brill. So many people commented on the clearness and glowingness of my skin.

Score, I thought. Imagine how good it’s gonna look after SIX of the feckers.

But – oh no… I seem to have hit a bumpy spot in the road to enlightenment. Literally. I’ve broken out in three monster zits in the past week and to make matters worse I see another one emerging. And I hardly ever get even ONE spot!

Aaagggh!

Oh crap. I was warned my skin could feel a bit dry after the peels – but I didn’t know this teenage spottiness could happen. Maybe it’s just my skin clearing itself of congestion, I’m telling myself. I hope.

And to make matters worse I decided to get my upper lip lasered at the same time.

Might as well get all the suffering over at once. But not everyone agrees.

“Oh great” said the husband the other night. “I’m sleeping next to a spotty woman who’s going to the doctor to get her tache removed. Just what I always dreamed of from marriage.”

Listen, I’ll keep you informed of my progress. Who says I don’t suffer for Beaut.ie?

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21 Replies to "Glycolic Peel #2 PLUS upper lip IPL!"

  • How many peels have to had so far?

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  • It will be well worth it Im sure Aphrodite!

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  • Aisling

    God I hope so – four more to go wah! I’ve my third one next week

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  • what a lovely thing for the husbag to say…
    i hope you had a suitable put-down on hand, aphrodite!

    the spots haaave to be a minor blip on the way to perfect skin ;)

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  • How much is your upper lip laser costing Aphrodite? and how many session? I’ve wanted to get mine done for ages!!

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  • Aisling

    Rowan, I’ll be revealing all about the laser very soon! It’s something I put of for ever as well, but I thought look I really want this done so might as well just go for it

    Glitterkitty – no I didn’t – because he was right!

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  • Aphrodite,
    Just out of curiosity, did the Dermatologist recommended anything for you to use between treatments?

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  • Aisling

    Marie, I’d love you to give me the benefit of your experience
    She just told me to wear La Roche Posay factor 50, not to exfoliate and only cleanse at night. So I just kept on with my normal moisturiser etc
    Do you think something I’m using could be aggravating my new skin?

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  • Thanks Aphrodite. I’m thinking about a course of the crystal clear in the new year. Decisions decisions…..

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  • Aisling

    Becks – crystal clear do microdermabrasion not glycolics. Confusing I know! Do an archive search for microdermabrasion and you’ll see our reviews

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  • Aphrodite,
    What they usually say is that the peel is bringing to the surface all you deep down impurities, hence the spots. After that your skin will look even better, and for good.

    Your new skin will also be a bit sensitive for a time, so it can react maybe to your moisturizer, avoid anything too perfumed or with too many silicones or stuff like that.

    And I definitely advise the high SPF and no exfoliation. And well, we tend to advise PHA moisturizers also, but I don’t know what is the policy of other brands ;)

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  • Aisling

    Thanks Marie – It’s a relief to hear that!

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  • Aphrodite – oh I know. I had crystal clear in earlier in the year and thought it was fab.

    I have liitle bumps that just won’t shift. I exfoliate every week and use Noram derm about twice a week – anymore I think is too much. Ialso put a deep cleansing Liz Earle mask (which smells rank btw).

    I really would not be able to afford both but the peel sounds the business.

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  • Missy Aphrodite, Clinique do a range especially for post-treatment skin, think it’s called CK something or other?? you can only get it in BT’s. I got a sample of the moisturiser once and used it during a particularly sensitve, reactive bout and it was lovely!! Might be worth checking out…

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  • Aisling

    oh might invest in that principessa thanks!
    Becks – sorry to insult your knowledge! Unintended!
    But IMO glycolics put microdermabrasion very firmly in the shade!

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  • I wasn’t one bit insulted – I must be more clear in my posts. Also need to improve typing and my standard of english in general.

    Now to find somewhere in Limerick that do these….

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  • Good luck Aphro…..they Do say your skin gets worse before it gets better!!

    Im sure it will be all worth it!

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  • I can’t wait to hear the final verdict so I can’t.

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  • uhhh how annoying, and in the party season too!
    What type of skin do you normally have Aphrodite?

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  • Make sure to use the SPF after your treatments, otherwise you’ll get those nasty age spots and you skin can hyperpigmintate. elave dermo-cosmetic daily skin defence SPF30 is great for in between the treatments (http://www.elave.ie/shop/index_dermocosmetic.php?cPath=25 ). They also have age delay glycolic acid treatments which you can use daily to make sure your skin stays glowing all year round.

    I got a few spots when using glycolic treatments but it is your skins way of decongesting and your pores will be less likly to block when you are using glycolic acid daily.

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  • chemical peels generally contain a blend of AHAs and BHAs which are alpha and beta hydroxy acids the Glycolic acid is the one we most commonly recognise which comes from the sugar cane,it has the ability to penetrate down the the lower layers of the epidermis where it has a stimulating effect on the cells as they are produced and speeds up the cell turnover it also wakes up the gag cells(GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS)increasing hydration,the action of the glycolic eats away at the dead skin therefore the exfoliating effect.also with this grade of ingredient and where it penetrates to it works on the cells before keratinisation has begun that is why we see such rapid changes in our skin when we start a course of chemical peels as we are working on living cells that can take on the effects of the acids used in the peels and as our usuaL over the counter brands only work on the corneum which is the outer layer of our epidermis which can consist of up to 30 layers of dead skin.which once dead cant take on change all we can do is encourage their removal to prevent the build up of dead lifeless cells on our surface.Cosmeceuticals(chemical peel brands)are the most successful at doing this because of their penetration qualities

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