Peel? Not ideal.
I’m nervous of anything that leaves me looking like a beetroot or with a face that is so sensitive I can’t touch it.
It reminds me of a “peel” I had many years ago; it’s funny now, wasn’t then. For whatever silly reason I made an appointment for what I thought was a light and invigorating treatment. WRONG.
I had mistakenly booked myself in for one of those shed-your-skin-like- snake- treatments. It feels all so cool and refreshing at the time of application but a few hours later the ugly reality set in. My scarlet face, burning bright and burning hot for days until the skin tightened and started to shed was as good as any Halloween look. Ok, I was ridiculously ill informed and should have known better but I didn’t. My appearance was so shocking I had to hide not only from my children but also the rest of the outside world. I was a horror show of the most frightening kind. I’m laughing as I relate this story but at the time it was most unpleasant. I can still imagine and “feel” the tightness of the peel to this day.
On the flip side, as disastrous as it felt, it did work wonders and when my face regained its normal complexion my skin felt and looked like that of a new born baby. The result was amazing but the painful reality of the “peel” not so great. Was it worth it? NO.
These days I restrict myself to gentle “peels’ and those that give results without the pain and suffering. My skin is sensitive and all the scrubbing and rubbing often creates more chaos than not. This is where Susanne Kaufman, skincare creator extraordinaire comes in. Her plant-based products never give me any grief, feel absolutely wonderful and liven up my skin beautifully.
You must try the Enzyme Peel – it’s sensational and it goes along with bath time once a week. It feels zingy and fresh, revitalising and nourishing all at the same time. It’s most definitely a keeper.
The peel to have when you ‘don’t’ want to peel. xv
The Only Way To Peel
images, karel balas, paula romani