I did take pictures, but I am going to wait a bit for the big reveal. 1) I want to ideally get some after/in-progress pictures while in the same environment as my before pictures and 2) I want to use the same camera. ATM I can't find the battery charger for my good camera and all I have is my cell phone and the bathroom. And girl (or boy!) that bathroom is something else. It certainly brings out my strong red undertones, that's for sure! So I want everything as ideal as possible, especially for the nay sayers who like to say such-and-such was photo edited or such-and-such wasn't in the right lighting.
A quote from a post of mine a day or so ago:
My face peels well, so I am going to keep doing my light buffer. My neck finally started peeling (just light spots in random areas), so I'm happy about that. The peeling is similar to the peeling I got from TCA, but it's much, much thinner and instead of dry and large these are loose and small flakes. My body kind of peeled with my microfiber cloth, but I think on the days I don't apply retin-a I am going to apply Carotein to help the turnover.
In other odd news, my underarms are actively peeling as well!
Yesterday (Monday, as it's actually 3:38 at the time that I'm writing this entry) was the day I was supposed to apply the retin-a again, but I'm holding off until tonight (Tuesday). I think I may need to invest in a different cloth just to cope. I thought the microfiber cloth I had was enough, but I may invest in a different one other skin care people have been tooting. The body STILL WON'T PEEL. "Mother fucker," right? I can't wait to be able to just step it up and use .1%, but I told myself I would get through my two .05% tubes so there isn't a shock on my system. Like the Beyonce song, we're gonna "Work It Out."
Another person had the perfect way to describe this peeling for those who are used to the TCA or acid peels like myself: webby and gummy! It's such a thin, thin layer of skin, like plastic wrap thin. And the texture is moist- not wet, but rather it's not like dry, dead skin you'd see in a peel.