Last week, I underwent a chemical peeling session. Chemical peels promise to get rid of dull skin cells, as well as make treatments more effective. Chemical peels nowadays have minimal downtime, that combat aging , anti-acne, and even melasma. My problem is acne, with my impossible comedones, and well, just after a few days post-peeling session, when I was about to go out to dinner with my girl friends, I noticed that my skin was peeling, and it was very hard to conceal them even with mineral foundation because they were flaking!
As suggested by the dermatologist, makeup is very discouraged right after the peel, but if it is really needed, makeup can be worn two hours after the peeling session. I think that mineral makeup would be a safer alternative, just in case. Of course, peeling day means as much as possible, no makeup day. Allow skin to breathe at all costs, even if mineral makeup does not clog pores. It’s great to take a break from makeup, whatever kind it may be, for even a day.
them even with mineral foundation because they were flaking!
Okay, going back, on day 3, I was applying mineral foundation on my skin and I suddenly panicked because my kabuki brush, as I buffed mineral makeup on my skin, sweeped thru flaking skin! Yep, it was only now that I realized that my skin was flaking. I could not conceal them with more foundation because well, they were flakes! I could not even remove those flakes because it is a no-no to remove them, because they can cause premature hyperpigmentation. I was desperately looking for a way to get to wear mineral makeup, but without the flakes, or just hide them for a while. I thought very very hard, and finally, I had one solution that worked!
After applying the foundation, concealer, and another layer of foundation, I sprayed MAC Charged Water. Not just one spritz, but twice on each area! It made the flaking subside, less visible, and made my skin more supple looking. I wasn’t willing to apply a creamy moisturizer, but for those who have dry or normal skin, even creamy moisturizers applied underneath would work. Those who have acne prone or oily skin can opt for moisture mists. Opt for those with hyaluronic acid that will help retain moisture on the skin. The no-flaking look lasted a good four hours on me. I was reminded that my skin was flaking when my friend told me, “your skin’s peeling?” while we were in a restaurant that had airconditioning on full blast. I brought along my moisture mist with me and started spraying, and it was gone again.
It should be until this week that I would be experiencing this flaking, and I’m glad that I can still make mineral makeup work on me, and I already know what to do to tone the flaking down!
Any tips that you’d like to share?