Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Are you used to going to the spa for a peel every so often when your skin is looking a little glum? Sometimes your homecare routine just can't cut it, so you book a quick little treatment or tack on a chemical peel to your regular facial. "Voila!" All of a sudden your skin is silky smooth and has recaptured that wonderfully vital glow. Sadly, with Covid-19 you may not feel comfortable stepping into a spa situation. So, now is the time for you to consider a mild chemical peel at home.
One very popular peel we used to do at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skincare Spa in Wellesley was our Cranberry Peel. Matter of fact, every year at holiday time we offered a free Cranberry Peel to clients (a $50 value) with every gift certificate they purchased for $100 or more. In January clients would flock to the spa to redeem their cranberry peel coupon. It was easy to see how the Cranberry Peel instantly gave clients back their fresh vital glow. If you feel like you're missing out now that the spa has closed, you're in luck. LONGEVITY by Elizabeth Renee is still offering the same peel for you to do yourself at home. The Cranberry Peel is a perfect choice for this because it is a controlled peel that is easily tolerated by most skin types (albeit I would skip this peel if you have very sensitive skin). If you order a physical gift card between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year we will send you a single application of REVEAL our Cranberry Peel.
This incredible cell renewing treatment creates a subtle “peeling” effect using a potent combination of natural papaya enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which eliminate the dead cells that accumulate on the skin's surface and in the pores, leaving it smooth, light reflective and glowing. Left alone these dead cells would dull the complexion and amplify your skin’s imperfections (i.e. blemishes, large pores, blackheads, wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation). By using REVEAL the Cranberry Peel your skin regains its beauty and luminosity. It becomes radiant, enhanced with a renewed layer of fresh cells. I just indulged in a cranberry peel myself. I'd forgotten exactly how much of a boost it really gives to my skin. My skin was instantly super smooth after the peel and by morning (after following the peel with Stem Stim growth factor serum and our ever popular Good Nite Mask) my skin felt like baby soft skin, well hydrated with a glowy smooth, even tone.
This peel also features cranberry extracts: which are highly beneficial to the skin for their antioxidant powers, loaded with Vitamin C and have gentle antibacterial properties. This is why doctors recommend cranberry juice for urinary tract infections and also why the cranberry peel works well for problematic skin. This unique treatment combination makes our versatile cranberry peel suitable for anti-aging purposes as well as for oily/problem skin types.
** One note about REVEAL our Cranberry Peel. It is not suitable for very sensitive skin or allergy prone skin. If you are allergic to cranberries, glycolic acid, or lactic acid this is not the best peel for you. More sensitive skin types might want to consider milder peels like our very gentle Tropical Enzyme Smoothing Peel. REVEAL is more of a professional strength peel with professional results. The superb benefits cannot be overlooked. If you ever had a Cranberry Peel at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skincare Spa you know how fabulous this peel can be, and most clients find it very comfortable. To avoid over-peeling, make sure the REVEAL Cranberry Peel is done on non-exfoliant nights. That means you should not use any other exfoliating products that night, including scrubs, acids or retinoids on the same night you do this peel.
One important thing to remember when doing this peel at home is to closely follow the directions for an amazing home peel and a facial treatment that yields smoother, brighter skin:
Make sure to start with freshly cleansed and toned skin.
Apply the peel in a thin layer over the face using a mask brush or large cotton swab. Avoid the eye area, lips and nostrils. Tingling or a slight stinging sensation may occur and is normal.
Leave on no more that 5-10 minutes depending on your sensitivity level. Rinse off thoroughly with sponges or a soft wash cloth using cool water.
Make sure you have completely removed the peel. To insure complete removal, following the peel use your milky cleanser. If there is still tingling when done with the cleanser you may repeat the cleansing process until the skin feels comfortable. You can even leave the cleanser on your skin for a few minutes before removing it.
Spritz the face with hydrating toner, then spray your toner so it saturates a cotton pad and gently swipe over your face to normalize the pH of your skin.
You can also apply a soothing masque that will help calm and restore the barrier function. Choose Azulene Soothing Masque for combination or oily sensitive skin or Good Nite sleeping masque if you're particularly dry or mature skin. If you choose Azulene Soothing Masque remove it after ten minutes, tone again and finish with a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type. If you choose Good Nite Sleeping Mask, apply it right over Stem Stim and leave it on until morning.
REVEAL the Cranberry Peel is a lovely peel that works well for most skin types. It’s primary goal is to improve skin’s radiance by replacing dull, tired looking skin with a fresh vibrant glow. It is especially effective for dehydrated skins whether it’s dry or oily. After the peel your skin will feel spa-perfect!
You can repeat with another peel anywhere from one week to one month later, depending upon your skin type. Ask Elizabeth if you are uncertain about what time frame is best for you.
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