As expected, the skin around my eyes have been feeling, and still feels incredibly tight. It's not comfortable. On Day 2, I woke up feeling claustrophobic in my own skin because I'm feeling extra careful not to overstretch the dry skin area.
It gets really uncomfortable when it's too dry because I actually have difficulty blinking properly, so I always have moisturiser at hand.
I have been going to work, and going to events for the past few days, but I have been wearing sunglasses or eye glasses to make sure I don't scare the living daylights out of people.
Here is Day 2:
I look diseased. I watched some YouTube videos about people doing the same peel and one woman said that she was avoiding slapping on too much moisturiser to dry out the skin so her "old" skin would peel faster.
Turns out, she was wrong. I on Day 3 when I hadn't noticed any peeling, I called the clinic and spoke to them and was advised to hydrate the area to facilitate peeling. On top of the Obagi cream and the moisturiser I was given, I was advised to use a hydrating mask as well.
And I did! Here are Day 3, and Day 4 photos:
These were taken in shitty lighting in my office, but as you can tell, the skin under my left eye has started peeling!
Things I've been doing:
- NOT picking at scabs or peeling skin. After a peel, the area on face tends to scab, but picking at scabs can increase the risk of an infection, skin discolouration, and scarring.
- Hydrating and moisturising, as mentioned.
- NOT wearing any makeup, which is good and bad at the same time. I really wanted to test out a new mascara I bought but I need to wait. The doctor said I could put makeup on if I wanted to but I haven't bothered. What's the point, really? Besides, I really want my skin to heal properly.
- Sunscreen! I load up on sunscreen in the area because I know it's extra sensitive for now.
Watch this space for more updates soon.