jordanhamilton
a year ago1,000+ Views
My Trip To The Dermatologist Turned Skincare Journey

I had a chemical peel consultation this morning.

I woke up overjoyed and ready to feel the burn -- literally. It's been about three years or so since I last went in for a chemical peel and believe me when I say, I am long overdue. While meeting with the dermatologist he asked me what my intentions were for the chemical peel and why I personally wanted one. I mean, who wouldn't want a flawless and even complexion? I'll wait.
As we continued our conversation, he went on to say that he didn't think now was the best time for a chemical peel because I was currently breaking out. I was screaming on the inside, but remained as calm as possible on the outside.
Disclaimer: the image below is clearly makeup free. raw and super real.
I've been speaking of giving makeup a break for some time now and doing this whole 'less is more' movement, but the whole point was to start off with a fresh layer of skin -- aka a chemical peel. The dermatologist decided it would be best if I start using a few face products that treat hormonal acne and see where we get afterwards. If you know me than you know that I'm all about my natural skincare routine. Point blank, period.
While I'm not one to give up something before even attempting, I can't say I'm too excited about these strong products he has me using. Why can't I be Beyonce and just wake up flawless? The simple pleasures of life. If you're interested in keeping up with my new skincare journey and seeing where it gets me [if it gets me anywhere], stay tuned. Being a woman who wears makeup the majority of the time, I promise to keep it as raw and real as possible.

Have you ever been to the dermatologist? If so, for what?

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@humairaa I was just recently at the dermatologist and he basically told me that there isn't anything he can do for me because my acne is so severe. I've tried hundreds of different things to try and get rid of it but nothing works. he was my last hope and now I have nothing.
a year ago·Reply
@jordanhamilton I know the struggle of acne believe me. I never apply makeup unless for special occasions and I break out really bad. if you find something that works let me know. tell me all about your experience with chemical peels. I'm kinda scared to try it.
a year ago·Reply
im glad someone can relate and I will definitely let you know. funny thing is, I realized my skin was great when I first went vegetarian 2 years ago and now that I eat fish, I find myself breaking out more. I know it has a lot to do with what you put into your body. I wonder if that's the culprit of it all @NnicFash
a year ago·Reply
it probably is because I know I could start eating a bit healthier instead of you the crap I have been eating. that's going to be a new year's resolution. I'm going to start eating healthier. @jordanhamilton
a year ago·Reply
And I'll join you on that one! Although I eat fairly healthy? I could always eat so much better @NnicFash
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