I wrote yesterday about a the haul I did over the past couple of weeks while I was on vacation and gearing up for the new school year. This peeling gel from Peter Thomas Roth was probably one of my favorite things I had gotten. I was itching to get it home and test it out on my face instead of in the store on the back of my hand.
Start out with a clean and dry face and massage a generous amount to your skin. Its a clear gel that contains pineapple, pomegranate, and keratinase enzymes that literally roll up your dead skin. As you rub it on, it goes from a clear gel to little white beads. Rinse away after a couple minutes and voila! Hello new and beautiful skin. Usually after an exfoliation I like to follow up with a face mask.
My skin type is oily and sensitive and has recently been looking really dull with this bumpy texture on my cheeks and forehead. Trust me it doesn’t look too pretty. It finally got to the point where I just couldn’t take it anymore and had to figure out how to fix it. I went to Sephora and talked to their skincare specialist about what it is about my current beauty routine that needed fixing. Was I using a product wrong? Was there something different I should have been using? Were there products I shouldn’t have been using all along? The first thing she asked was if I had been exfoliating.
What? Did the Clarisonic I had been using for the past year not exfoliate my skin? I love my Mia 2!! She explained that the Clarisonics are mainly supposed to be used as a cleansing tool instead of as an actual exfoliator. She then explained the different between different types of exfoliators and that I should use an enzymatic one. One of her suggestions was the Peter Thomas Roth Peeling Gel. She talked about the different enzymes in it as she demonstrated it magic powers on the backs of my hands. I did a comparison between my hands and the one she demoed was like a radiant beacon of light.
Did the exact same thing for my face. Instantly smoother and brighter. Exactly what I needed for the issues I was dealing with. Needless to say I’m going to keep using this to help finish clearing up my skin! I just have to remind myself not to use it too often because over-exfoliating leads to increased oil production (something I do not want!).