So, you know how I said I was going to use the same products at night because I need to see results and use up products? Yay! I actually have done the same routine for nine days! These were the main products:
As I said previously, I washed with a gentle cleanser, then applied this eye cream (Clinique All About Eyes Rich) and peel serum. After a few minutes, I layered on a thick coating of a regular hydrating lotion. Each morning, I rinsed off the residue (I didn't cleanse) and my skin really did look brighter and smoother. Until morning seven, that is. That morning, I could see this light layer of dry skin all over my forehead. I used my Clarisonic Mia (the most AWESOME skin buffer EVER!) with one pump of Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin. It was just what the cosmetologist ordered! Smooth, flake-free and clear skin!
Why did this happen, you may ask? This is my presumption: The mild daily peel gently exfoliated dull surface cells, bringing new skin shining through. After a week of the same, the new skin became the old skin and the peel serum (as a chemical exfoliator) needed just a bit of good ole' manual sloughing. I think the peel serum can do good things, but it can't do everything by itself. Through this first week of experimentation, I was using no other form of exfoliation, not even a wash cloth with my cleanser. My new layer of old skin needed to be scraped out of the way!
So, for the next week I will be adding a round with the Mia to my routine, perhaps every other morning? Then we'll see those ageless results I've been searching for! Three cheers to following through!!
Smooth Skin Wishes,