Do not, I repeat, DO NOT GET AHA NEAR YOUR EYES!!!
This might be a total "DUH~" for most of you, but since I'm a genius, I totally thought that getting some kind of ACID close to my eyes was the best idea of the century.
I used AHA+ from Acne.org, which is a terrific product at chemically exfoliating my skin. It speeds up my skin's renewal process and allow the new skin to be soft and supple. I thought that it'd do the same thing for the little fine lines I was getting around my eyes. Since I have really dry skin and I am very animated, the "expression" lines have been forming out of control. I just dabbed a little of the AHA right around my eye like I would with an eyecream. I went to sleep all giddy thinking that the next morning my eyes would be so smooth and younger-looking.
I was wrong...So wrong.
I looked like I sat in the sun for 50 hrs and am going through the worst sunburn ever. My skin was all peeling and raw. I went to take the trash out and when I got home, Nathan asked if I was alright. I looked in the mirror and you could literally see the sheets of my skin were peeling off.
Evidence: This is after 2 hrs of me painstakingly removing all the major flakes.
Oh, and for people who wondered if I were monolids or double lids: Excuse the skin. My skin scar really easily.
I almost didn't want to go to work that day. Thank Baby Jesus it was a short shift. The makeup didn't go on right, it didn't stay on, and everything looked patchy. I felt so self conscious and embarrassed.
However, being the skincare junkie that I am, I dove right into finding the perfectly soothing skincare regime to salvage my skin. After 1 week of non-stop pampering, I'm proud to say that even though the scars are still very much visible, my skin texture and feel changed completely. It is very soft and smooth now.
How did I do it and what did I use? That, my friends, is the part 2 of this post (sorry, totally am late for work). I will get back to you guys pronto.
Thanks for reading!