Okay so for today’s post . . .
A is for Acid!
Glycolic that is . . . .Let me start about 12 years ago when I graduated high school and lived down the shore for the summer with some friends. It was the Jersey shore, lol, but I am not a 'guidette' I promise, no fist pumping here;) We lived a block away from the beach . . . and we would lay out just about every day. That summer was followed by many summers of tanning.
Okay so why Glycolic Acid?
Tuesday morning was my very first facial, it was a Age Intervention Facial. I thought it would be nice and relaxing . . . it wasn’t . . . at all! It was painful. The esthetician steamed my face and then put glycolic acid all over it, then took a tool out to extract all my clogged pours. Ouch!
Painful-but-It was amazing.When the facial was all over my face looked really red for about an hour, BUT it was SO smooth. I was given strict orders by the esthetician (who was not happy with the way I was taking care of my skin) to wash with a special glycolic acid cleanser then apply glycolic acid to my face for the next 3 weeks-morning &night. I am now on day 4 and my face feels SO different. I LOVE it:)
Okay so here is the Acid Lesson
Glycolic acid is found in sugar-crops.
Your face is full of old dead skin that can make it appear to be dry of rough. This acid breaks all the dead cells up on the top layer of your skin, by breaking the lipids that hold them together. Basically, it exfoliates your top layer and all the LIVE cells under all the dead become visible and you get a smoother (younger!) look.
Did you ever have a facial??? If so is it normal to have to take your clothes off and just be in a towel because I was NOT excepting that part . . at all!?!
I will see you tomorrow for