I have only talked about my skincare a couple of times on the blog and on Instagram, which is really silly. Why? Because people ask me about it and comment on it all the time. First and foremost in skincare, WASH YO FACE. I can’t stress enough how vital just washing my face twice a day is to my life. That may or may not be an exaggeration because I am sure life would go on if I did not wash my face… But when you are taking pictures all the time and have to be ready at a moments notice to jump in front of the camera, not having good skin can really suck. Who has time for makeup? Not me. Nor do I have the patience to do it every day or the will power not to rub my face on myself/my friends/anything in my way. I don’t go around rubbing my face on things, but somehow when I wear any kind of makeup, even just mascara, it will end up on everyone/thing around me. It’s a personal problem, I know.
Any way… as much as washing my face is vital, there is another step I take that isn’t so much an every day kind of thing, but something I do a few times a year to overall better the condition of my skin. Want to know what it is? I’ll tell you! Chemical Peels! I know it sounds like a major procedure, and maybe even a little painful, but guess what?!? It isn’t! Okay, maybe a chemical peel hurts a little, and I seriously mean A LITTLE, but it’s over so fast you won’t even know what happened! I teamed up with Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center in West Hollywood to show you the process of a chemical peel. They were so nice and the whole process was quick, easy, and my skin looks great!
To start they did a quick cleanse and remove with sponges to get rid of anything that may prevent the peel from penetrating evenly. Next up comes the peel itself, a Glycolic peel by PCA Skin that they applied with a fan brush, to help improve the overall appearance of my skin. When I say overall, I seriously mean it, it helps with pigmentation issues, wrinkles, acne, you name it! They used a handheld fan over my face as the peel set in, to cool it down a little and make it more comfortable. Then, because I had a few minor breakouts going on, they spot treated with a PCA Salicylic acid. Salicylic is the number one acid used to fight breakouts, and boy does it work! Every single little blemish I had coming up had the life sucked right out of it! Now, it did burn a little tiny bit around said little blemishes, but one more bout with the fan and it cooled right down.
After getting busy with the sponges once more to remove the peel, I was feelin’ fun and fancy free and ready to face the world (with a bucket of sunscreen on my face of course so as to not expose my fresh new skin to the sun)! My face felt just a bit tight for a couple of days, then I had minor flakiness for about two more, and now, one week later, a fresh faced me! I can’t express how much that peel helped my skin and how great Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center was while I was there for my treatment. They knew exactly what they were doing and exactly what to do for my face. They also do lots of other treatments to make you your best self, so go check them out if you are in the Los Angeles area. Also, feel free to ask any questions, they are so nice! I’m not going to lie, I’m already looking forward to visiting them again.
Peel Courtesy of Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center, views and opinions expressed are my own.
Photography by Sylvia Gunde