Since I am completely obsessed with peels, I will share my skin treatment regimen and how I maintain my healthy, glowing skin!

Since being pregnant, having my baby girl, and breastfeeding her for the past 11 months, I obviously had to put a stop to my usual skin care treatments. Of course I continued my regular facials but for someone who suffers from pigmentation and antique acne scars :), Peels (and LED Therapy) are my skins’ best friend. I also had to be cautious to use any alpha hydroxyl acids like Defy because targeting pigmentation while pregnant, with all the hormones out of whack can actually worsen the condition. So I kept it real simple and just received facials with Microdermabrasion and maintained hydration with my home care (and of course slathered my SPF).

So I am going to rewind and fill you in on my skincare regimen prior to my pregnancy..

Skin Rehab
I began during the fall season with a regular Facial with mechanical exfoliation, Microdermabrasion, just to clean out and prepare my skin for a series of Corrective Peels. Two weeks later I applied the Benefit Peel which has Retinol, Salicylic acid, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and fruit enzymes. I love, love, love this peel. I did this peel three times consecutively, two weeks apart, and with each time my skin got brighter and a lot of my pigmentation lifted and faded. Then I applied one pass of the Jessner Peel (this one stings) and applied the Purity Peel on top. Just wow! In between this one, I waited one month and then did two Timeless Peels one month apart from each other. The Timeless Peel is our deepest peel and it is amazing! Your skin needs to be prepped with our retinol and lightening agent (for those who are darker skin) and hydrated well before receiving.

One month after I did the second Timeless Peel, I began LED Light Therapy once a week for a month. Light therapy works by using LED technology to stimulate your bodies own natural regenerative system, putting energy back into your cells. So this was just the icing on the cake, really strengthened my skin even more and brought it to optimal health.

My home care regimen
Walking into my bathroom is like walking into heaven (for me anyway).

Brightening Cleanser – Brightens, foams nicely, so gentle and lasts forever!
Mystic – My toner and hydrator (This product is my true love).
Affirm – Antioxidant powerhouse refines my pores, protects, tightens and smoothes my skin.
Define (2% retinol + AHAs), working up to Serum 16 (16% retinol) – Retinol without the irritation! Every girls dream. Has dramatically changed my skin and in conjunction with peels, boosts results.
Lightening – Brightens my skin with stone root extract, licorice, and AHAs.
Hydrate 17 – Perfect light weight moisturizer with SPF, but I am a freak so I add extra SPF using Reflect, especially when receiving peels no matter the weather.

Of course all skin is unique and your skin condition might require you to follow a different skincare treatment program and home care regimen. Our skin says a lot about what is going on in our body, mind, and soul.

“Helping women form healthy skincare habits everyday” – Danna