Hobby, folks, thanks for the advice.
I’m just looking for a further bit of advice.
I did do my first peel yesterday. First off because my discolouration area is large, I did the peel in two halves. I did do a test peel and that seemed fine, so I went for a larger area.
I wash as I do in the morning, then I applied Compound W to a smallish area. Blimey, it hurt! But I followed the instructions. Within 24 hours this area has gone dark, although coverage looks patchy.
Later, in the evening I applied more compound W to the upper area of discolouration. This seemed much less painful. However, that area doesn’t appear to have darkend!
Then it struck me, it has to be because I didn’t wash the area first, because I left the liquid on an equal amount of time! So perhaps the skin was oily and acted to halt the effect of the peel?
So my question really is two fold.
1 - How long should you leave between peels? If the area really hasn’t darkened after say 3 days, I would assume coverage to the area hasn’t been achieved? In this case would it be possible to apply another peel to the areas which haven’t darkened rather than wait for more than a week?
2 - Really a damn good effort to clean and remove oil from the skin seems a key factor to getting good coverage and penetration. Can anyone suggest a cheap and available product to achieve this?
3 - It seems the 6-7 minutes i left the solution on isn’t long enough to get the effect I want. Next time I’m going to leave the solution on for say 15-20 minutes, is this OK?
I actually found the most painful part removing the liquid when it had formed a film! Ouch!