One part of my makeup that I struggle with is blush and bronzer. I often do the “little bit to this side, little bit to that side” in attempts to even it out until patting some of the intense color away.
This week I finally realized the reason– and it’s not the makeup products or brushes that I use. It’s my skin.
I stared at the dark patch of makeup on my left cheek and cursed it for not matching my right. After taking a closer glance, I noticed a light dry patch of skin on my cheek. This dry patch made my bronzer darker and stripe-like.
Not wanting to look like the tiger, that I sometimes am (rawr), I reached for my July Birchbox and grabbed out the Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel.
I’ve never done a peel before and I was a bit intimidated. But, the box assured that the product gently exfoliated skin.
I applied the product to target areas: cheeks, forehead and chin. The box said to apply it to the neck as well, but that’s easier in the shower. Immediately after dotting the product on my face and gently rubbing it in, small white solids formed– the gel combining with my dead skins! Goodbye icky patch of dead skin! The other benefit of seeing these solids form? I knew it was working!
During the two minute massage, my skin felt normal– no stinging or pain. The small solids were a little difficult to remove, so it took about two minutes for me to make sure it was thoroughly washed off. The peel left my skin feeling smooth and bright, and my bronzer looked great that day!
This product is a great addition to my face mask collection and I recommend trying it. You can sample two 5mL bottles of this product for free (usually $5.75 each) on the Real Chemistry website, with a $6 shipping fee using the code “freesamples.” It doesn’t say how long this deal will last, so if you’re interested in trying it, don’t procrastinate!
Bye for now, XO- Ashley (@ashleysita)