Jesus be a dermatologist…
For about a month now I have been experiencing really dry skin. Yeah, I could sit here and act surprised that my face was dry as the Sahara Desert but there is no legitimate reason for me to lie to you good people.
I literally over-processed my face… Is that even a word used to describe someone’s face?
Basically, I ran out of my usual skin care products. Rather than ordering some more on-line, I literally was going skin care insane at my local Walgreens, CVS, Sally’s, HEB, even Amazon online. Yes, you read it right! SMH! I also now wonder why I didn’t just order my usual products. I think, like the rest of the female world, I was hypnotized by this “glow” obsession… especially since Rihanna debuted all these amazing Fenty highlighters and bronzers. So there I was in search of that luminous, sun-kissed glow… (Ultimately, I destroyed my previously flawless, soft, moist skin… but we will get to that later.)
So after a few conversations with my beauty and fashion consultants (My sister and my best friend—”My good Judy”), I decided… actually “WE” decided I should try a chemical peel. They both stated they had received peels before and it worked great for them. Although, my best friend now denies ever receiving a chemical peel. His exact words were, “My skin is too sensitive for that harsh treatment.”
Obviously, if he weren’t miles and miles away in Maryland, I would karate chop his nose clean off his face! Yeah! Yeah! I know! As a psychotherapist I shouldn’t promote violence, but it sure would bring a smile to my heart!
Needless to say, the procedure burned like hell because they basically poured acid on my face.
Eight days later… my face is worse than it was prior to the chemical peel just not as dry. I think I even have developed some acne.
I just want this mask off. Is that too much to ask? I think not!
Lessons I learned from this disastrous chemical peel experience … be patient, leave well enough alone, drink more water, fire my beauty and fashion consulting team, BUT most importantly I learned…
“A LIE STILL AIN’T NOTHING FOR MY GOOD JUDY TO TELL!!!”