Question: I am 29 years old and will be married in June of next year. I am considering having a facial peel prior to my wedding day and wanted to know what the best peels are for my age and when should I start?
Doctor’s Orders: For young brides I would recommend a glycolic acid peel. It tightens pores and helps the complexion. The recovery is 2-3 days. Most patients can start at 3 months prior to their wedding date. Most doctors will recommend a series of about 3 peels, scheduled in 1-month intervals.
MarulaBeauty Approach: Glycolic acid peels work by loosening up and exfoliating the top layer of skin. High strength peels, like the ones in an office, are good in terms of efficacy but they irritate skin more than their at home counterparts. Beauty isn’t always easy, right? Fortunately, by applying Marula oil after your peel can help soothe post-facial skin by reducing redness and calming inflammation, while hydrating skin and fighting free radicals (one of the major causes of skin aging). With Marula -The Leakey Collection, you can skip the recovery days of over-sized sunglasses and emergency incognito trips to Froyo.
Research up to 5 dermatologists in your area; schedule your appointment in person.
Avoid sun exposure before your peel; sun damaged skin does not respond as well to treatment and it leaves your skin dehydrated. When you must be in the sun, apply Marula oil , wait a few minutes and then apply your sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 before you go out and make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat. Plus, it will be the perfect time to convince everyone you have box seats at the Kentucky Derby.
Timeline: After your peel, apply Marula oil to your face and make sure to use sunscreen every day. You can continue using Marula in your beauty regimen by either applying it before your sunscreen or at night time for extra moisture and hydration.
Testimonial: "About a month ago I decided to get a chemical peel and used Marula-The Leakey Collection afterward. I did not experience the dry peeling after effects everyone describes after a chemical peel. The next day my skin looked fine. No dryness and no peeling. I was able to spend time with family and also go to the office without looking like a snake shedding its skin. I have been using Marula Oil after washing my face at night and I can tell you that even though I’ve had the peel my face does not feel dry."
- MB, Newport Beach, CA
Gorgeous, glowing, radiant skin on your wedding day is possible, without the redness and recovery time. With the right peel and skin care regimen, you can put your best face forward.
Can’t you just see your wedding photos now? Dazzling.
**A glycolic acid chemical peel is a very effective way of bringing out the beauty within you that has been hiding behind that dull layer of skin. However, before getting one, consult with a doctor to make sure that you get the optimal results.