We've noticed a recurring question within our skincare community: "Should Jessner's Peel burn this much?"
It's a valid concern, and we want to address it to provide clarity for those who may be experiencing intense sensations during their Jessner's Peel sessions.
Understanding the Burning Sensation:
Many community members have shared their experiences with Jessner's Peel, and it's clear that the burning sensation can vary widely from person to person. Some individuals report feeling a significant burn, while others may describe it as more tolerable. The sensation can be particularly intense, even with the use of numbing creams or lidocaine.
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Why Does Jessner's Peel Burn?
Jessner's Peel typically contains a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol. These ingredients are potent exfoliants designed to remove the top layer of skin, stimulating skin renewal. The burning sensation is often a result of the acids working to exfoliate the skin. It's important to note that while some burning is expected, it should be within a tolerable range.
The Frosting Phenomenon:
In some cases, individuals have reported that their skin appeared to frost after applying Jessner's Peel. It's essential to understand that this "frost" may or may not be frosting in the traditional sense. Jessner's Peel typically doesn't frost with just one layer; it often takes multiple layers to cause a true frost. If the white substance can be wiped or rinsed off, it likely wasn't a frost.
Tips for Managing the Burn:
Fan and Cool Air: Many have found relief by using a fan or cool air to help alleviate the burning sensation immediately after applying Jessner's Peel.
Layering: The burning sensation often lessens with subsequent layers. Some have reported that the initial layer feels the hottest, while subsequent layers are more tolerable.
Preparation: Adequate preparation is key. Ensure you follow a proper pre-peel regimen, including the use of acid-based cleansers, melanin inhibitors, and nightly Retinol application.
Is It Normal?
The burning sensation during Jessner's Peel is a common occurrence, but the intensity can vary from person to person. It's important to remember that while some discomfort is expected, it should be manageable and not overly painful. If you find that your experience is exceptionally painful or causes extreme discomfort, it's advisable to consult with a skincare professional to ensure your safety and skin health.
We hope this information helps clarify the burning sensation associated with Jessner's Peel. Please remember that everyone's skin is unique, and individual experiences may vary. If you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our team or consult with a skincare expert for personalized guidance.
Wishing you successful and comfortable peel experiences on your journey to healthier skin!