I always presumed it was pregnancy related and hormonal. Now I'm not so convinced. I think everything together plays a big part in my skin.Psoriasis, hormones, pregnancy, breastfeeding and stress. And now I am left with damaged skin that needs some help. I've blogged about trying different things from homemade recipes to every over the counter brand out there!! Nothing ever worked.
Skin is very specific and for me I knew I needed a pharmacutical grade skin care regime.
I visited two salons for a skin consultation one was Monica Tolans in malahide. The other the Renaisance Clinic in Howth. Both deal with pharmacutical brands that can't be bought over the counter. I was very disappointed with Monica Tolans, you can read why here. And completely at ease with the Renaissance clinic. They made me feel calm, hopeful and like I am in very safe hands. Sarah recommends 6 peels for my skin problems and 3 micro-needling sessions.
What I loved about Image Skin care is with each session you get a prescription with what products you should use morning and evening to help your skin and also to prepare it for the next peel which will be a higher strength. I won't post what I am using because as I said, skin is specific and everyone's will be different. But I will say I am seeing some big difference!!
My first peel was a non chemical peel. It was the peel and a gentle way to start my treatment. My skin looked amazing after just two weeks of using there products and one peel.
My skin hasn't reacted to the products what so ever. My skin is thriving. And although the redness and problem areas are still there it's all under the skin and my skin is so soft I can't explain it.
My peels are scheduled about every two weeks so I will check back in after my next one.