07-04-2011, 10:01 PM
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Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by desiree
so there's a local cosmetology school that my mom gets cheap facials from the students. my mom has always had a good experiences and goes fairly regularly. i went and got an acne facial and now my skin is super tight [not in a firm way] and i can tell its slowly going to peel. its like a layer of my skin is going to slowly fall off. there was one mask they put on during the facial that stung [she said it was normal cause it was killing the bacteria that causes my acne].
any thoughts on what's gone wrong with my skin? when i put on my moisturizer it stings so the only thing ive been able to put on is jojoba oil so i can move my face with out it feeling like its cracking. im not sure what the school's hours are so i was hoping to get opinions here on how to fix my skin. help!
Most likely it was a type of mask that had some kind of acid or fruit enzyme in it for acne that will make you peel. Salicylic acid will often make you peel. I wouldn't stress out about it if you flake or do peel a bit but I would use a very gentle moisturize or some type of aloe vera gel/ hydrocortisone combination if you absolutely don't want to peel or it hurts. Honestly they should have told you that would happen but I wouldn't be too alarmed yet. They also shouldn't be calling this a facial. If you want to take a pic of your face and post it on here or pm me I'll take a look to make sure its ok. Does your skin have any scabs, hives, or blisters?