Here are some pictures to record my progress in the last two years (I will be 49 in February):
November 2012 (click on to enlarge):
Over the last two years, I've done about 12 at-home TCA chemical peels. I've completed one chemical peel this season and have been prepping for my 2nd chemical peel by using a retinol. I've worked up to using my retinol every other night, and I have a few tips if you are experiencing sensitive skin, redness, irritation, flakes, or other side effects.
I've noticed since I bought a counter-top water filter that filters out chlorine, I can use my retinol more frequently without redness or irritation. I bought the water filter for drinking water, but then I decided that I'd try it on my face, so I moved the filter to my bathroom, and I love it!
The other thing that I've changed is moisturizers. I stopped using my old favorite, which had a petroleum base, and I switched to organic shea butter. This is great for hiding flakes, and it does NOT break out my uber acne-prone skin. I am still using my copper tri-peptide lotion 1-2 times per week with my retinol, but I am primarily moisturizing with the shea butter. Remember - do not use a copper peptide continually. It should be used for a few days on then a few days off.
How is your chemical peel progress?