Alyson SaysBeauty Diary: What to Expect Your Skin Will Look After A Vitalize Peel by Alyson June 21, 2017Trust me, it’s worth it. Chemical peels have become an obsession of mine lately. No other skin care product or treatment works quite like it, especially on my acne scars. I’ve talked about what to expect before getting a peel, but what does my skin look like after getting one? How much your skin peels will really depend on the type of peel you get. There are so many types with differing strengths. I’d say the Vitalize peel is on the mild to moderate side, but I like that I actually see my skin peel. I’ve gotten peels in the past where I couldn’t see any peeling, but with this one, you can totally see it. The way my skin peels with Vitalize is also tolerable – I don’t scab or have to take any pain medication and if I really needed to, I can go out in public. I had my first chemical peel this year around April and with my skin, estheticians have recommended I get a series of at least 3 treatments for 3 months. I decided to get my second in June (I had my brows microbladed in May, so peels were a big no-no that month), so here’s my beauty diary of my latest peel. Day 1 After the peel, my skin felt slightly tight and I felt my skin tingling and slightly burning (which meant the peel was working and penetrating my skin). I had my peel done at night, so I didn’t need to apply SPF – I just went straight to bed with the peel still on. Day 2 The next morning, I washed my peel off using a gentle SkinMedica Facial Cleanser and applied moisturizer + SPF. No peeling yet, just felt tightness and my skin looked shiny and dry. Day 3 Woke up, washed my face and no peeling yet. However, as the day went on (and I started talking), peeling began around the mouth and nose. By noon, larger flakes of skin started to shed off. Since I wasn’t allowed to peel the skin myself (it can cause scarring), I trimmed excess dry skin from my face using nail scissors and applied lots of moisturizer throughout the day. Peeling on day 3 is very typical, so I planned for a day at home. Day 4 Another peak peel day, another day at home. Large flakes of skin continue to shed around my nose and mouth. Applied lots of moisturizer + SPF and trimmed the dry skin when needed. Day 5 Peeling was not as severe. Smaller flakes of dry skin continued to peel around my cheeks and chin. Using a moisturizer masked the flakiness. Felt confident to go out and do errands. Day 5 At this point, the peeling looked like dry skin. The peeling continued around my cheeks and under my chin. Day 6-7 No visible peeling, except very minimally around my hair line. My acne scars looked lighter and my skin was smoother, brighter, and more supple. Overall, I was pretty satisfied with the results. A little bummed that I can see new pimples coming in, but I’m really happy to see my scars lighten up. I’m planning on doing another peel in July to help lighten the remaining scars.