(Closed) Peels/facials for acne

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2000

I’ve gotten facials before, but no matter what the spas use, my skin seems to be happy at first, and then upset later.  (I have sensitive skin– not sure if you suffer the same or not.)

Looks like your wedding is in June, so you have a little time to prepare. In college I was on prescription acne medication, and over the years tried everything from Neutrogena to Clinique. The number one thing that cleared up my skin is Proactiv! I really recommend trying it for a few weeks to see if it works for you.  It’s not cheap, but certainly less expensive than trips to the spa.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How long have you been using your perscriptions. I was on retin-a for a while and it definitely got worse for a short time before it got better, and I ended up having perfectly clear skin. I don’t know for sure, but I always thought peels and facials aren’t the best for acne because it can really irritate the skin and pustules. I could so be wrong though.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get facials, specifically to help with acne (I’m 28 for crying out loud!!) and they help me A LOT. The salon/lady I go to uses really gentle products, and does 2 different masks, along with toner/etc and extractions. Since starting to go get facials every few months, I barely need extractions now, and it doesn’t make my skin breakout after. I can’t remember what products she uses, but they are all natural/organic, Bio-something. They smell awesome too!

My facials are $80 + tip. For $130 I would definately check out what products they are using, and make sure it’s something that will work well with your skin type, and not interact with your Rx and make your skin super dry or something.

Post # 8
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

one of my friends has struggled with acne–medications and the pill didn’t really work for her. she got regular facials at this place that only used organic, natural products and was very gentle, and she also used their products at home. i guess what’s hard is that everyone is so different.  do you have a dermatologist you could speak to?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My dermatologist is the same, sadly. She doesn’t talk, she says “oh you need” and gets out her pad. 5 minutes later, I’m back in the waiting room, paying my co-pay. I am going to try a new one…just to get a different viewpoint.

I don’t use their products, although I might get a mask from her the next time i go in. I use Dr. Hauschka products which are all organic and gentle as well, they have helped my skin *a lot* as well. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I get facials every few months… one of my favorite acne things for my skin anyways is they apply a potent dose of Benzol Peroxide and then use the ultraviolet light and the UZ waves to push it deep into your skin and sometimes they have to spark some… My skin usually worse and dry for about a week though but after that my skin usually looks really good for a couple of months.

I love microderm too but it is so expensive

The right product can do wonders i know with me i was using proactive & my estitician said that it was doing worse … the products i bought from her are really gentle mostly fruit enzyems and natural acids and they are doing wonders for my skin

 

definately start early though so you can find out what works for your skin and be aware that alot of facials make your skin worse before they get better bc they are detoxing your skin and pulling everything out

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

IF you do one, don’t do it too soon to your wedding!  Facials/extractions tend to bring things to the surface, if you will, so if you get it done too close to your wedding, you could break out just in time for your big day!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have been getting them for last 4 months, and they have really helped my skin.  I have acne, and am on antibiotics and epiduo (a topical gel) and my ethestician has really worked with me well to make sure that when she does a peel that the glycolic is not too high.  The glycolic has helped and the extractions have really unclogged my skin.  I’m finally at the point where I’m not breaking out and last week I had my second session of microdermabrasion, and already my face is less bumpy.  I would suggest you try the facial with extractions first and then gradually go up to peels.  It might be too much if you do all at once. 

Post # 14
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I had alpha hydroxy peels done starting a few months before my wedding.  I just went to the local school and asked for a senior student…of course, our school is run by the top salon in the area, so I knew it would be high quality.  Def. is something to look into though, depending on your area.

Post # 15
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555 posts
Busy bee

I use my clarisonic, I am finding it greatly reduces acne and red spots. I use it with cetaphil as mine isn’t too bad. I also love the way my skin feels after I use it.

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