My First Post on here.
I live in the UK but moved to Abuja in July for work - I'm here for a year.
I had a Facial at a lovely spa - it showed up on my instagram feed and I decided to give it a go. It was lovely - no complaints.
The Therapist suggested having a Peel to get rid of my hard and dark knuckles. It was dark but had never bothered me. I decided to give it a go.
I used a TCA Peel.
It did not sting or hurt, however a week later, I had a body wash / scrub treatment - afterwards my hands turned all wrinkly and it hurt to bend or straighten - I was prescribed a Healing Oil and Arnica - which helped with the pain, the wrinkling subsided after 2/3 days. My hands turned dark and peeled over a couple of days. The peel was not even and I've been struggling to get it right.
Currently my hands are uneven and my knuckles horrible.
Please have a look at the images and I'd be grateful to know what I did wrong AND how I can fix this.
It's really horrible. I wear fingerless gloves and really long sleeve tops. It's affecting my confidence - at work, taking my kids out, going to the gym, restaurants etc.
I'd really be grateful for helpful tips re what I can do to reverse the damage to my hands, heal my skin and have a semblance of healthy skin.
I should add - I soak my hands in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes AM and PM - as instructed by Therapist. I was also told NOT to use Moisturisers to ensure my hands / knuckle dry and peel.
A Million Thanks.