I have suffered with acne and oily skin since my early teens & have tried almost every antibiotic, hormonal contraception and topical treatment prescribed by my GP, but found these weren’t a long term solution. I am aware there is no known cure for acne but I find that the salicyclic peels really do help to maintain my skin.
My Treatment at Simply Skin Oldham
When the peel was first applied it felt quite warm then became gradually more stingy. After about 2-3 minutes it did begin to calm down and became more bearable.
Immediately post treatment my face was noticeably red, however I was reassured that this was normal. A soothing hydrating gel was applied along with SPF 50 and I stayed in the clinic for about 30 minutes.
Before being discharged home it had calmed down a lot. I was told to keep moisturising the area and not to apply make up for 24 hours.
The Healing Process
The next day I woke up and to be honest I did not notice any major difference, my skin felt tighter but appeared the same.
Day 2 – My face felt very tight in the morning and a little more dry – I decided not to apply make up but instead moisturised with the B5 gel every few hours (It was Christmas day so luckily my family are used to seeing my bare face!)
Day 3 – The peeling has started. I noticed around my glabella, nasolabial folds and temples that my skin was beginning to flake. I did try not to touch it and continued to hydrate
Day 4 – The peeling was all over my face today and felt a bit tender in some areas. I applied a thick layer of CU3 cream and continued to enjoy the festivities!
Day 5 – The peeling was still quite bad so I continued to hydrate with CU3 and B5 gel.
Day 6 – Back to work! The peeling was very mild today which I was glad about as I don’t like going to work without make up on. My skin felt so much smoother, fresher and I hadn’t had an outbreak.
If you are an acne sufferer I would highly recommend trying salicyclic peels at the Simply Skin Clinic in Oldham – Leisha, District Nurse, Manchester