I’m usually pretty good with my skin care routine but I’ve noticed some hyper-pigmentation on different areas of my face. Although I’m an esthetician, I scheduled myself for a Vi Peel treatment over at Lavender Skin Bar.
The Vi Peel is a chemical peel that is suitable for all skin types. Designed to improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin. Some of other Vi Peel benefits are to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and to remove dry rough skin leaving it brighter with a more even tone.
My reason for getting the Vi Peel treatment is to lighten the dark pigmented areas and to brighten my skin. Upon arrival at Lavender Skin Bar I was greeted and escorted to the treatment area. My face was prepped by a thorough cleansing and stripped of any oils. This is done to maximize the outcome of the peel. The est. asked a few questions regarding any skin concerns or expectation. She informed that the peel could have a low to medium tingle factor and that results would be noticed right after the first peel. However, for optimal results a series of 3 is recommended. The entire process took about 20 minutes from start to finish. Before leaving Lavender Skin Bar I was advised to leave the peel on for 4 hours. A home care package was given to me that included products for day and night aftercare with instructions. The whole process was really easy with minimum discomfort. I will be posting pictures of the Vi Peel experience throughout the series of peels. One down and two more to go!
During the first 2 days after treatment what I felt was immediate tightness of the skin. It wasn’t until day 3 that I saw skin starting to peel around the mouth and chin area. The full peeling process for the face took about 7 days. The neck and decollete area (upper chest) will take about 9 days. I did the face and neck, the neck and decollete areas are good for anti aging purposes.
After the peeling process is complete (after the 7-9 days) I like to use my homemade hydrating and brightening mask. This will leave your skin feeling supple again!!
DIY Hydrating and Brightening Honey Mask
In between the Vi Peel treatment I like to use a homemade mask once a week. The Honey mask is my mask of choice because it aids in the process of lightening dark spots as well as hydrating and tightening the skin . It’s a simple mask made up of 3 ingredients.
Raw organic honey: works well for hyper-pigmentation or acne scars it’s also soothing and healing with antibacterial properties
Lemon: juice from the lemon is great for oil control and inflammation. Lemon juice is a natural antioxidant due to the Vitamin C which is great for premature aging and reducing skin damage, dark marks and acne scars.
Egg White: Anti-aging, firms and tightens the skin. Egg white also clarifies the skin while reducing the appearance of large pores and removing build up.
Here is what you need:
1 tbsp Raw organic honey
1/2 lemon squeezed (juice)
1 egg (whites only)
Here’s what to do:
Add all three ingredients together and whisk vigorously until mask begins to foam. Before applying mask be sure to cleanse and pat dry the face. Apply the mask with a cotton ball or a mask brush. Leave the mask on for 10-15 min. Rinse and pat dry.
For those who are sensitive to the acidity of lemon juice a tablespoon of yogurt can be used instead. Always do a patch test on a small area before applying mask to the face.
It is imperative to use SPF like Skin Script Sheer Protection SPF 30 daily and limit sun exposure while treating the skin.
I hope you enjoy the mask!
Mention @estheticallyyours at the Lavender Skin Bar and receive 15% discount off any $100 or more purchase on treatments or products. Valid until December 31, 2020.
Lavender Skin Bar 1880 NE 170th St. North Miami Beach, FL. 33162 T:(786)463-0333