The Expert with Marya Khalil-Otto

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Marya Khalil-Otto is the President and CEO of VIAesthetics not only is she the boss she is the reason why VI Peel was created.  Her Father, the late Dr. Kahlil created this peel for her.  Marya struggled with acne at a young age and tried everything nothing seemed to work.  Her father started his journey into chemical peels to help her achieve clear skin.  VI Peel is incredible not only can it clear up acne, it removes sun spots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles and will make your skin firmer.  You can see how incredible her skin is today, the VI Peel is amazing. Today Marya shares some tips with us and explains what the VI Peel is.

How is VI Peel different from other peels? 

The VI Peel revolutionized chemical peels for many reasons. It’s a combination peel- which means it contains a combination 5 active ingredients at lower concentrations vs other peels that sometimes use fewer actives at higher percentages which can make the process very intense. Its painless, there’s no social downtime, it’s consistent and most importantly it’s safe. The peeling starts quickly and ends quickly too. It’s also an excellent product for all skin tones and skin types. Another differentiator is the special take home kit you get that has all the products you need to take care of your skin while you are peeling- VI Derm Cleanser, Moisturizer and SPF 50+

How do you know if you need a peel? 

Everyone needs a peel. If you don’t have any visible skin issues, then you need a peel to maintain your youthful complexion. If you have skin concerns like acne, acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines, uneven skin tone, rough texture, basically anything really, then you need a peel because it will slough off that top layer of damaged skin and reveal the beautiful glowing skin that is hiding underneath.

Can all skin types benefit from a peel? 

All skin types can benefit from a peel because cell turnover is very important to keeping skin glowy.

 Skin care products that you can’t live without?

I can’t live without our VI Derm cleanser because it makes my mornings better with its fresh citrus scent. I also love that it takes off all my makeup without any other products or tools- I dare you to try the white towel test! I also can’t live without our VI Derm Complete Care because it’s the ultimate skincare product for busy city girls. It has everything you need plus the kitchen sink: Botanicals, vitamins, antioxidants, retinol, and exfoliating ingredients like glycolic acid and azelaic acid. I have acne so I need constant exfoliation to keep my skin clear. This product makes it really easy to keep my acne at bay.

Is one peel enough? 

No! For skin maintenance you need 3-4 a year, if you are combatting something like acne, acne scarring, pigmentation, age spots, fine lines then you will need a series! It took a long time to create the damage, and it’s going to take a series of VI Peels and consistent use of VI Derm skincare to get rid of it.

One beauty product you wish was invented. 

That machine they have in the Jetsons that does your hair in an instant.

Song you are listening to on repeat?

Chris Malinshak- So Good To Me

Always in your fridge? 

Almond Milk and Breast Milk because I have a 3 month old baby

Beauty tip for our readers:

Think of skincare like you think of dental care.  It is essential to brush and floss your teeth daily, but that’s not enough. If you don’t make sure to have a professional cleaning done at least twice a year, you may later develop major oral health issues. Same with skincare, while it’s essential to exfoliate on a superficial level every week, you need to have a professional chemical peel 3-4 times a year to ensure your skin conditions do not worsen to a point where they become costly and/or painful to treat. Consistent regular Chemical peels will keep your skin healthy and flawless forever.