The Green Peel Queen of Chicago
Meet the Green Peel Queen of Chicago
The Green Peel is a 60 year old beauty secret that I had never heard of until a few weeks ago - have you?! My make up artist, Suky, introduced me to her sister, Angelica Anaya, who is the founder of SoLux Med Spa in River North. The minute Angelica saw me, she said "you need a green peel". She noticed that I struggle with the texture of my skin and suggested The Green Peel Classic which is good for various skin problems on the face and body and is the most intense variation of the peel.
Large-pored, seborrheic skin
Impure skin, sebum cysts
Skin prone to premature formation of wrinkles with sagging face contours
Some forms of hyperpigmentations
Stretch marks (striae)
Sagging skin on the body (abdominal wall, upper arms, thighs)
I made an appointment shortly after our conversation, very excited to try this new service.
The spa itself is a hidden gem! It is bright and open with a clean, modern design and soothing music. Industrial concrete walls are offset by the soft natural light that pours in from the sky lights in every room.
The basis of the peel is a mixture of eight herbs which contain enzymes, minerals and vitamins, that are massaged into the skin. The appointment takes about an hour and is an intense service! Angelica has performed about 2,000 of these peels throughout her career and knows the normal tolerance that most people can withstand for this treatment. I was somehow able to tolerate the full 15 minutes of the treatment (Angelica has only had one other client experience the full treatment) while most people stop after 4 minutes.
The first day after the peel was a little uncomfortable as my skin was sensitive. Sleeping was challenging as I couldn't rest my face on the pillow and I can only sleep on my side. The after-peel-care was crucial. Since your bare skin is exposed you have to make sure you are protecting it. The skin on my face started to peel on day 3 and the skin on my neck peeled off on day 4. My skin was a little red a week after the facial but the results speak for themselves! Angelica was not kidding when she said that I will have NEW skin after 5 days! If you are looking for non laser skin renewal service this is it!
Mention my code, MD to receive 15% off this amazing treatment!