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Peel Pick-Me-Up

September 25th, 2012


Get rid of dull summer skin.


I am gushing with delight over an at-home product I heard of that brings instant life and a natural glow back to my skin, immediately.

In fact, I was so very excited after the first use that I called the PR person to find out why this product isn’t booming all over the Internet or in magazines. He laughed and shared, “don’t worry it will”.

If there is one step that is required for impeccable-looking skin; especially at the end of the summer, it would have to be exfoliating. You can’t expect to get a smooth finish when you apply a coat of nail polish over a chipped nail. Silly, you need to remove the old coat first. Similarly, you can’t expect to get a smooth, flawless complexion if you apply makeup over a layer of dead skin. This layer must come off, pronto.

And wow, does InstantPeel by Earthen Products remove it right before your eyes. A fluid creamy formula is inside a packet, which gently dissolves superficial dead skin cells that you didn’t even know existed. The natural exfoliator smooths the skin while brightening, clarifying and giving the skin an unforeseen radiance.

Here’s what you need to do:

-Let your face steam for five minutes so that skin is moist and supple. I find it is best to do this in the shower.
-Open the InstantPeel packet and squeeze a small amount at a time onto your fingertips. (It’s a little runny so becareful not to squirt out too much.)
- Next, concentrate on one specific area at a time. Massage InstantPeel onto that area and feel individual peels of dead skin emerging under your fingertips. Don’t get nervous, as I admit I did thinking my skin was peeling away. It literally is all the dead skin cells being removed. AMAZING, how much there is! There's no need to rub, as with facial scrubs, and there's no irritation or burning so often associated with glycolic acid peels, chemical skin peels or dermabrasion.
-Continue to massage in InstantPeel until the dead skin peeling ceases then move on to the next area.
-When complete, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

What you don't want to do is leave this peel on as a mask, or rub off any residue left on dry skin. Instead remove gently with a warm washcloth.

It takes about 7 minutes to complete this process and only about one minute to see your skin's natural vibrancy and youthful glow.

I hear it is a favorite at Boyd's Pharmacy in New York City, and easily available to purchase on line at


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Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.

—Gwyneth Paltrow