Skincare is something L and I are both big on and both fully believe (and hope) prevention is better than cure. You’re never to young to start taking care of your skin. An interesting fact I read the other day from a study by Escentual.com was that the average French lady starts their skincare at age 15 and the average Britain at 25. The survey found as the French aged they looked younger!!
I’m paranoid about getting bad skin and will do what I can now to start. Over the past year I’ve started to notice huge changes in my skin (I’m thinking this is partially due to stress from starting back at university!!) it’s now sometimes drier than it used to be, something I’m really not used too, and I’m starting to see fine lines appear in my forehead!!
When Dana got in touch to see if we fancied reading her book The Skin Regime and trying a sample of a chemical peel it was something we were both very interested in! Dana takes things back to basics and uses a few simple products, and it’s very obvious from the photos she has amazing skin. Fingers crossed I’ll look like that. In this picture she is 49 and only wearing eye make up: her skin is clearly glowing!
You can read our peel review here
L and I wrote about how much we love the AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser from Murad here and the components of this product are found in peels, but in higher concentrations. We love this exfoliating cleanser as it really works so a peel for us would be the next step.
Chemical peels are something I’ve been very interested in. Dana’s book goes into detail about the correct types of peels you can do at home and how to ensure you take care of your skin.
Dana makes some excellent really interesting points throughout the book that really make you think about the money you are spending on skincare. The book is well written and made me laugh at some points. At the moment my skin (and body) in general is really playing up. I’m hoping once my exams are over it’ll get better. At the moment I’m going back to basics and starting to pick up the bits so I can start the peel programme properly once my exams are over. It’s pretty simple over 6-8 weeks you use a peel between 7-14 days apart and simply moisturise in between. This process removes all the bad layers of skin. Anyone with scarring and dark spots this is also great for and on her website you can see some great before and after photos!
I’m really excited to start this new regime. I’m willing to try anything to improve my skin and if the photos on the website are anything to go by I can’t wait.
With the chemical peels it’s important to do them early evening and not before a big event. As it’s a chemical peel it’s likely to leave the skin looking a bit read (it is removing a layer of skin after all) think of it like when you get your eyebrows waxed, they stay red for a while!!
I’ll be doing a full post on the chemical peels once I’ve tried it properly. The book is really interesting and I’d recommend it to anyone to read. It’s great to make you really think about skincare! You can see her website http://www.theskinregime.com/ for more information, photos and even features Tanning Mom!
After reading this book and laughing a lot at Dana’s straight forward attitude to skincare, I am reeeeeeeeally excited to try out the first peel and hopefully get skin as gorgeous and glowing as hers at my current age of 25, let alone 49!
Using acids is a great way to exfoliate your skin to a deeper level and I’m personally hoping the tiny lines that are appearing on my forehead (thanks uni stress!) and scars/red marks from the wonderful acne I’ve been dealing with the past year will hopefully fade away.
Looking at the pictures on the website lots of people have had great results with improved tone to their skin and decreased lines and I cannot wait!
We’ll be posting about our experience with the peels asap 🙂
Dana has allowed us to host an international giveaway where one of our lovely followers can also win her book and a sample of a low strength chemical peel! Woohoooo!
We are so pleased we can share this with you!
As always with giveaways there are mandatory and optional choices, but it should be explanatory which are which.
The prize is a copy of The Skin Regime book and a sample peel which will be sent straight to you from Dana herself.
We can’t wait to start our boot camps, what do you think of doing your own glycolic peel?? This is an international giveaway.
L and M xxx