I had my appointment for my Aspect Jungle Brew Peel today, and having successfully checked that yes, I do still have skin on my face, I can tell you all about how it went. (BYO hand held fan)
My usual therapist, Jenny, informed me that today the Aspect dermal-therapist (higher ranked than your regular beauty therapist?) would be coming in with her to do a consultation on just what the cupcake was going on with my skin. I’ll tell you – it’s nuts. Hang on – nutz with a ‘z’ because I look like I am 15, not about to celebrate my 21st birthday. Thanks, late onset pimples! Having had a relatively pimple free adolescence, enjoying all the benefits all hassle-free clear skin, I turned 19.5 and BAM, all hell breaks loose.
Now confined to mainly my chin, everyone’s favourite beauty expert, Zoe Foster reassured me it’s all hormones and will calm down. Eventually. Ergh.
Determined to have glowing, blemish-free skin by the time of my birthday (July) I’m attacking with all artillery I can (afford).
So the peel. Taryn (dermal expert-lady) tells me apart from my breakouts I have PERFECT skin, she can tell I have taken very good care of it (read: fanatical with daily facial sunscreen and nightly serums) and the volume and elasticity is ahhh-mazing. She loved that word. Feeling very smug, and very much enjoying being inspected and fawned over by the two therapists like mold in a petri dish, they conclude the problems lies deep within my skin. Not my fault. Winner.
The Jungle Brew Peel was applied, but being the tough chick I am, I stuck it out with no fan, and with pursed lips, withstood the tingling, burning sensation that spread across my problem areas.
“What’s the pain out of 10?” Taryn asked.
“4″ I replied.
“Woo you’re a toughie, I’m gunna have fun with you!”
A few more layers were applied, and I gave in. Fan me. Now.
Less than 20 minutes later, it’s all over and I am checking my face in the mirror. It’s a touch whiter than usual, which Taryn explains is the slight crystallisation of the peel and the dead top layer of my skin. I am told to expect some peeling, have sunscreen applied and I’m on my way.
I’ll keep you posted with any noticeable results (hopefully) and if I wake up with snake skin like debris on my pillow in the morning. (Hopefully not.)
I had this treatment at All You Facial, Skin and Beauty Clinic
I am fairly sure peels come in at around $90. No new clothes for me this week!