January 15 2020 - Skin Care 101
Retinol then a glycolic acid peel gave me hyperpigmentation09 February 2019
I started using Simplicité seven years ago to treat the hyperpigmentation I got from using retinol, which made my skin sun sensitive - I would never, ever use retinol again!
The Simplicite hyperpigmentation routine successfully faded that retinol damage and I've loved my skin for years. Now though I have to start again, all because a glycolic acid face peel was forced on me.
What happened: I decided to treat myself to an ‘anti-ageing’ facial at a clinic I hadn’t been to before. Without any warning the therapist put a glycolic acid chemical peel on my face (a chemical peel hadn't been mentioned in the anti-ageing facial info!)
I was a bit worried but she assured me it was gentle and there would be no flaking.
I panicked when I got home as I already saw some hyperpigmentation come through.
Some recent IVF treatments I’d had combined with the harsh WA sun had caused a very small bit of hyperpigmentation.
But I was shocked that one chemical peel could give me this hyperpigmentation problem, just as using retinol did years before.
Now I have to be even more careful in the sun and even more diligent with applying my Simplicité products to try and get rid of this new hyperpigmentation problem.”