It is going to be a week before my 10 year high school reunion so i decided to do something about my pigmentation and acne scars. The beautician reccommended a chemical peel with lactic, salicylic, resorcinol and bearberry (melanin inhibitor). She put on three layers and left it on for about 10 minutes. It burned like crazy but for the sake of fantastic results, I put up with it. Now a day later, I look like I've had a terrible sunburn. My face is red, itchy, sensitive, and feels hot and tight. I'm literally dabbing on Nivea creme every 15 minutes. I have work tomorrow and I'm too embarassed to go into the office! I would not have done the peel if I knew it was going to be this bad! All I was told was that my skin tone would look uneven, feel tight and start peeling around the third day. Has anyone had a peel before? Is this normal?