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I've tried almost everything to help refine the texture of my skin while diminishing fine lines. My skin doesn't respond to delicate, gentle or whatever doodleberry extract Allure Magazine swears is the next best thing. Even most peels (ones without downtime) in salons don't do that much for my skin. However, that all changed when I tried Ellen Lange's Retexturizing Skin Peel.
This glycolic peel couldn't be easier to use at home. It involves three easy steps and no complicated neutralizing. You simply scrub, swipe and brush on the foaming peel. Start with a freshly washed face. Then gently massage the enzyme-based peel prep scrub on the face and then rinse it away. Next, you swipe the peel accelerator over your face, carefully avoiding the eyes, lips and for the really sensitive, the area right below the corners of your nose.
Then you wait a few minutes, apply a bit of water and wait again. After the allotted time has passed, you simply remove the leftover peel with water. Do not apply any other acid or retinol-based products for at least 24 hours. (If you do, nothing bad will happen. But your skin may peel excessively or be uncomfortable and irritated.)
You'll wake up the following day with noticeably younger looking skin that is super smooth and very refined. It's recommended that you do this peel weekly as well as using the peel accelerating pads after you remove your makeup each night.
I've never gotten results this noticeable from any home peel before. The kit itself is $79 and contains enough for 8 peels. That's less than $10 each. In a salon, a peel like this would be over $100. Grab one and try it for yourself--but no whining! It's a peel and it's supposed to tingle and make your skin peel, just like it would if you paid a pro in a medispa. This definitely makes my holy grail list!
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