Chemical Peels! What are they and is it right for you?
Updated: May 7, 2019
Chemical peels, also known as Derma Peeling or Chemical exfoliation, is the process of resurfacing the top layer of the skin with chemicals derived from natural ingredients to help produce collagen, improve skin appearance, and help reduce issues such as sun damage, pigmentation, wrinkles, and skin texture.
The history of skin resurfacing and exfoliation has been around for decades, with women from all around the world using different methods to achieve younger and smoother looking skin. It has been reported that Gypsies were the first to use deep chemical peels and would share their recipes between their villages, and the Greeks and Romans would use milk, fermented grape juice and lemon for clear skin.
Today, chemical peels are very popular as a professional skin treatment, however with busy schedules, you will find more and more on shelf skin peeling solutions, which allows you to have a mini peel in the comfort of your own home. A popular one is Retinol Serum, used at nighttime, it has the power to help accelerate skin cell reproduction and helps to reduce the signs of aging, and improve skin tone.
Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels can work wonders for your skin, with some instant results. Overall it helps to brighten and smooth out the skin, improve skin texture and tone, reduce sun damage, smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, and help clear up breakouts and superficial scarring.
For long-term results, it is recommend having multiple treatments to help target deeper layers of the skin.
Side effects to Chemical Peels?
Always do your research before doing a Chemical Peel or any Skin Treatment, as it may not be for everyone. If in doubt, request a consultation and ask what products are being used. It is important to not use at-home products before or after your peels as this may further irritate or potentially damage the skin. Your skin will more sensitive to UV light and it is extremely important to stay away from sun exposure as this may delay skin heeling time and cause hyperpigmentation after your peel.
There may be some side effects when it comes to Chemical Peels, such as scaring, redness, burning sensation of the skin, especially on sensitive skin. Side effects shouldn’t last more then 7 days, and also depends on your skin type, age, and reaction.
Is it right for you?
Whether you want to help reduce the signs of aging, sun spots and pigmentation, facial scaring or skin hydration, there are so many skin peeling and skin treatment options available. Every skin type is different and you should always discuss with your skin care professional, they can analyse your skin type, explain the different types of peels available and the amazing benefits it will have on your skin.