I was a big sun worshiper in my early years and as a result, my skin has some really weird things going on now that I am trying to correct.
Enter the peel.
I signed up for a series of facial peels that included a little instrument designed to get rid of “age spots”. I’m not sure what its called, but it looks like a pen and it fires a heat blast that burns the surface of the blemish. After a few days, it turns brown and then peels off and brand new skin takes its place. Your face looks a little beat up when the spots turn brown…almost as if you picked your skin with a furniture riveter, so you have to be careful about your social schedule when you do it because the healing process can draw unwanted attention to your face. (Anyone who does anything to her face knows what I’m talking about). So, if you have a busy schedule, it’s hard to find the perfect time to do it. Truth be told, there is no perfect time so sometimes you just have to GO FOR IT… but keep in mind the 3-day recovery.
The last time I did it, my 3-day recovery turned to 5 and I was left with the crusty spots and my friend’s big surprise birthday dinner in the city. OMG… I tried every bit of make-up I could get my hands on but nothing seemed to cover it well enough.
I called my esthetician at home in tears. “I look like I have small pox” I cried, “What can I do?” Like a calm psychiatrist, she simply said, “Show cleavage”. “ Lot’s of good cleavage and trust me, no one will be looking at your face”.
Best advice ever. Not once did anyone say anything about my unsightly spots. They did however; wonder if I had a boob job.