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Sometimes my skin hates me. It’s uuuuuusually for a reason though, like celebrating a little too much, not drinking enough water, maybe my hormones are going haywire who knows.

What I wanna know is how to get it taken care of. Like by YESTERDAY. UGH.

We are busy! We have things to do, people to see. I know, I know who reeeeally cares if someone is breaking out and you’re right, but if I can do something to clear it up a quicker, why wouldn’t I?!

Today I’m sharing my top trick. 

Trust me. I should have become a chemist. I have tried every concoction of pimple cream, toner, acid, EVEN TOOTHPASTE but something that truly helped was an enzyme peel.

{this is the peel we used}

Rewind to a few weeks ago. I was heading to see Stacey again for my FAV laser genesis and thankfully she knows exactly what I need when I need it. That’s why I LOVE visiting her. I show up, show her my face, tell her my concerns and we’re on our way. 

She recommended the enzyme peel and HONESTLY I replied that I didn’t want to look like Ramona from RHONY when the ladies said her face looked like a pizza pie with no cheese. I do not want a big red face that comes with “DOWNTIME”. 

She laughed and reassured me that will NOT happen.

Thankfully she was right. It didn’t. 

The peel feels like a gel going onto my skin, mind you my eyes were closed but it didn’t feel like a cream or thick or scary at all. She let it sit and everywhere it would tingle I would tell her. After what seemed like 2 seconds we were done! She wiped it off and let me know my peel was complete.

My face was still intact. PERFECT.

We followed up with some laser genesis because it is our favourite. If you haven’t read my laser genesis post just tap here.

One of you had a great question… what is the difference between a CHEMICAL peel and an ENZYME peel?

I reached out to Stacey and this is what she replied:

+ CHEMICAL peels can provide a variety of results, depending on the strength of the treatment. Chemical compounds including salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid are often used. These peels range on the spectrum from superficial to medium to deep as far as how much they penetrate the skin’s layers. Chemical peels exfoliate dead skin cells and can also remove living cells. While effective, chemical peels are associated with heightened sun sensitivity and may not be appropriate for all skin types (the higher the fitz skin type, the more chance for complications). These are best performed in the winter and usually have social downtime due to dead skin flaking and possible scabbing

+ ENZYME peels offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skincare regimen. These treatments can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. Multiple enzyme treatments can also diminish scars, age spots, fine lines, and discoloration, and may also penetrate the skin to cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. The most amazing thing about enzyme peels is that they do not damage or remove live tissue! They exfoliate ONLY dead cells, which is a big reason why enzyme peels are great for nearly all skin types. These can be done all year round. 

Well thats frickin’ amazing. 

ONTO MY RESULTS. Immediately after, my skin felt WAY tighter and clearer. By the next morning my breakout was almost entirely gone. From there is just got better and better. 

I would suggest adding the enzyme peel into your regular skincare routine even if you DON’T break out frequently. It’s such a great way to exfoliate dead cells, which I will for sure need heading into the Canadian winter months ahead…. 

I will also be posting alllll about my SKINCARE routine and what products you NEED so stay tuned!!

If you have ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL please comment them below!!

xxoo Drea Marie

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