This is the Chemical Peel for Non-Chemical Peel Believers

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In one of my previous posts, I admitted that I was pretty terrible with my skin. All of that still stands, but I have made a more conscious effort in trying to figure out what skin care works for me and what it takes to truly take care of your skin. Through all of my research and chats with experts, it has been echoed time and time again: proper skin care can dramatically affect the skin and while that may seem obvious, sometimes it’s just not.

So to step up my skincare game, I looked into getting a chemical peel done. While chemical peels have been around for as long as I can remember, there has always been the misconception that would leave your skin looking blotchy, red and inflamed. Well, I got proven wrong when I was introduced to what is unknown as the Lunchtime Peel. These milder peels treat the skin very gently and require no downtime, so you can be up and at ‘em in no time. So I know, you’re not convinced. Well, chemical peels do a lot using the skin’s very own pH balance and they start by removing the superficial layers of your skin, leaving your skin to rejuvenate itself and producing it younger, better hydrated and healing any skin woes. Who wouldn’t want that?

In 2015, there were 603,305 chemical peels performed, up nearly 25 percent from 2014 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Never one to back down from an experience, I booked in to have a treatment done where strictly AlumierMD products were being used. Before starting, my esthetician took a map of my skin and explained that I was experiencing a lot of sun damage under the surface. She then asked me if there were any target areas that I wanted to combat, and I left my skin entirely in her hands. The whole process was relaxing and smooth with the esthetician walking me through each step and explaining to me in detail about the ingredients found in AlumierMD.

For me, the lunchtime peel was the perfect beginners chemical peel in kick-starting my skin’s rejuvenation process. Post-peel, my skin felt radiant, soft and smooth and I walked out of the office as if nothing had happened. No weird marks or blotchy skin, which surprised me. The office sent me home with an AlumierMD homecare kit for all my post-care needs and well, it was
easy breezy. My favourite products for post-care were the SensiCalm Cleanser made specifically for sensitive skin and the tinted Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen to combat that sun damage.  

Beautiful skin does not happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results.  If this experience left me with anything, it’s that I’m now a chemical peel believer. You should try one out for yourself and start working to make that skin radiant again.

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Ama Scriver

Ama Scriver

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder and a loud and proud feminist and body image activist. She freelances for several publications including Foodism, Paste Magazine and BizBash. In her off time, she lives for coffee, trashy reality television, hip hop and all things drag. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram via @amascriver on at her website AmaScriver.com
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