Review: A professional peel program at SkinLab by Dr. Jamuna Pai


I strongly consider and swear by a ritualistic approach to skin care. While most of 2018 for me was spent layering on moisturizers and shrouding wind-chapped faces with cashmere scarves, I thought to myself that it’s officially time to put my best face forward! However, after some contemplating, it occurred to me that since it was a matter of my skin, I should only opt for the best. And that’s when SkinLab by Dr. Jamuna Pai felt as the right option to go for.

It recently completed 24 years and rolled out some interesting offerings for patrons. So I went in for a consultation. Since my skin felt acne-prone and a bit uneven, Dr Pai suggested a professional soft-gel peel program to bid adieu to these derma woes. This was because soft gel peels are gentle enough to be used on any skin type and are perfect for indications such as dark circles, acne scars, stretch marks and hyper pigmentation.

I went in for three procedures which were spaced one month apart and were followed by tons of useful to-do tips. A polite and well-trained aesthetician would first cleanse my face with the in-house cleansing milk which is enriched with Vitamin C, mulberry and milk and had a calming sensation on my face. Before applying the peel, she would thoughtfully apply Vaseline at the corners of the eyes, lips and nose as these areas are more sensitive than the rest.

Using the paint brush, the peel would be applied to my face and kept for 1-2 minutes. It was then rinsed off with the neutralizer. A cooling mask followed by sunscreen and moisturizer ensured my skin felt cool, hydrated and devoid of any tan.

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When I’ve come out of my stupor I reflect on one question. Why is this peel so much better than so many other treatments that I’ve tried? I get my answer when I see the result which is deeper, more targeted and long-term. With every session, I notice my skin feel supple, even and not acne-prone anymore.

Days after my program, I’m left with nothing but a rosy glow. And over the next few days, even after ditching my foundation, I’m struck by how shiny my skin looks. The light from the window is beaming off my cheekbones and forehead in a most agreeable way. I put my foundation away and go nude for the first time in many, many months.
As the resulting fresh-faced, wide-awake glow makes my skin equivalent of “a big drink of water”, I swear to revisit SkinLab by Dr. Jamuna Pai to grab their great festive offerings they’ll be launching soon. After all, I’ve never been as much in love with my skin, as I’m now.

Where: SkinLab by Dr. Jamuna Pai
6, Garden Homes, Chitrakar Dhurandhar Rd,
Khar West, Mumbai – 400052
Contact: 022 67042425/26/27/28

Note: The critic was hosted by SkinLab by Dr. Jamuna Pai but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own

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