My first-ever green peel experience was an EXPERIENCE, to say the least. I honestly did not research much about green peels before giving it a shot. My reason for trying it was because of all the good things I heard about it from friends who had done it in the past. First, let me start by talking about the purpose of this beauty procedure.
The goal of a green peel is to help renew your skin completely. It is an herbal massage that deeply exfoliates your skin and infuses it with nutrients so that your skin gets a fresh start. The formula has a mixture of eight carefully-selected herbs containing enzymes, minerals and vitamins, which are rubbed into the skin. When the peel is done, you are basically left with a new layer of skin.
The process: the mixture is intensely massaged into your skin for about 3-8 minutes (no more, no less), according to the esthetician. The massaging action combined with this mixture was painful. I am not going to lie because I wish someone would have told me that beforehand so I knew what to expect. Needless to say, I could only handle three minutes of it. After the ‘exfoliation’, a cooling sheet mask is applied to calm your skin for about five minutes. The worst part about the experience was probably removing the mixture and having the moisturizer and BB cream applied. When the mixture is removed, your skin is raw, which is what causes the discomfort.
Aftercare: I couldn’t wash my face for three days in order to let the mask do its work. Once your face is washed, any remaining product is removed, which is why it’s important you let it sit approximately three days. Yes, you got it right: no face washing for 3 days!
Is it worth it? I would say yes. It wasn’t the most enjoyable procedure to go through, but I would do anything for my skin to look more clear and glowy. If this is something you have been considering I suggest to look up results from the green peel, you will see how it drastically changes people’s skin for the better.