Confession: Previously, I have been encouraged by others to try a Diamond Peel. I never did the research to find out what it was, but I always felt anything that involved the word “PEEL,” was not something I wanted to try. I remember a friend of mine years ago was sitting at breakfast with us. We were a small group of ladies and would meet once a month for breakfast to learn more about one another, and to try and find some kind of sisterhood amongst the ladies seated at the table.
Anyway, while we were sitting together eating breakfast her face became drier and drier…it was like she was almost shedding….I was half listening to the chatter at the time, because with a table full of women there is always more than one conversation going on at the same time. I remember her saying something about a “PEEL.” I thought to myself that that was something I did NOT want to learn more about, because it was like she was shedding a whole layer of skin.
So, I never asked what kind of peel she did. I felt it was impolite to draw even more attention to her peeling skin. It was the kind of peeling when you get a really bad sunburn and you actually can peel off big pieces of skin…of course I know you are NOT actually supposed to peel it, but since I didn’t ask, I really don’t even know what kind of treatment she had…
Another Confession: As I am getting older, I realize that I cannot fight the signs of my age. I really do have a daughter who will be graduating high school soon…and that puts me a certain age group.
But I would like to continue in my quest for gracefully maturing….
Luckily, I have been able to invest a little bit more time in myself, and explore new NON-invasive ways to take better care of myself, and my SKIN. This is why I was willing to learn more about what a Diamond Peel involved.
The Diamond Peel at Vietura was painless. It was relaxing and only took a little more than an hour of my busy Monday afternoon. There was no recovery time. My skin did NOT peel off, much to my surprise since I had the misconception that it would!
Benefits of a Rejuvenating Facial and Diamond Peel at Vietura:
- brighter skin
- fairer complexion
- less visible pimple and scarring marks
- tightening of the pores
My session with the technician started with her cleansing my face. This was done with soap and a relaxing facial massage.
The massage was followed by a facial scrub. It smelled yummy…like berries and I remember asking about the scent. From what I could remember, it was an antioxidant facial scrub which makes sense since it smelled like berries.
The thing about facials is that, you can really see just how dirty your face is in the before and after shots. (or if you are gross like me and ask to see what they cleaned from your face…)
So after the steaming to open up the pores, there is a tiny little vacuum that precedes the semi-annoying cleaning and pricking to remove the blackheads, whiteheads and dirt.
After all my pores were clean, there is a high frequency wand that she used to help close the pores which smelled a little rusty. I’m not sure why it smells that way, but it’s certainly not because there was any rust present.
Once pores are smaller, a collagen mask is applied with a brush, which also felt a little like a massage…in fact the entire process is so relaxing. I liked that my technician was willing to answer all of my questions about each step of the way.
After about 15 minutes the floral smelling collagen mask was dry and removed gently with some cotton pads.
After that, she explained that it was time for the Diamond Peel. My misconception of a Diamond Peel could not have been further from the reality! It really just looked like a scratchy version of the small vacuum that was used to clean my pores early. It felt a bit like sandpaper, but was not painful AT ALL.
After the Diamond Peel was finished, moisturizer was applied and I was left to relax for a few minutes more before standing up and preparing myself to go home. I was so relaxed, I almost fell asleep on the table.
NOTE: Doc Paolo advised me to steer clear of washing my face for the next 6 hours to avoid any adverse reactions.
Possible side effects can be:
- Stinging sensation for those people with sensitive skin
I experienced just a little bit of redness, and not much more than that. Overall, my skin was smoother and looked rejuvenated, supple, and clean. I felt like I was glowing.
They say that you can do a diamond peel about every 4 weeks. It just sloughs off the dead skin, cleans up your pores, and makes your skin brighter…I think that that is totally doable for me. Will surely make time to do this again. It was a delicious treatment and a nice break from all the busy things I do in a day.
Next time, I’ll make a day of it, possibly go with a girlfriend and then have merienda afterwards somewhere in the hotel.
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Thank you Doc Paolo and Agnes for always taking care of me when I come to Vietura.