What is a chemical peel and how does it work?
A chemical peel is a procedure that accelerates skin turnover and speeds pigment reduction. It result in healthier skin and a more uniform complexion. It is a quick way to remove dead skin cells, fine lines, small scars, freckles, dark spots and/or skin imperfections caused by aging and hormones. Firstly peels slough off those unwanted dead skin cells, and force brand new fresh skin to the surface. Moreover it gives you the appearance of tighter, brighter skin with smaller pores.
The skin will benefit from a series of 4 peels spaced 2 weeks apart. The treatmentt targets then deeper layers of the epidermis for enhanced exfoliation and cellular turnover which produces healthy, glowing skin.
What are the benefits of a chemical peel?
- A skin peel reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Peel improves skin color, clarity and texture.
- It enhances skin glow and radiance by inducing production of new collagen and stimulating new healthy skin cell growth.
- Melasma, common in younger women, can be improved, along with discoloration and pigmentation.A chemical peel also addresses visible skin imperfections, enlarged pores and scarring.
- A chemical peel also addresses visible skin imperfections, enlarged pores and scarring.
Why Winter is best for Peels?
Why winter skin peels are a good idea? When the temperatures drops and there is less moisture in the air with the colder wind your skin tends to be drier than usual. Chemical skin peels are designed to remove this dry and damaged skin from your face to reveal a younger, smoother, more hydrated skin with a glow. The summer and spring sun can affect the new and more sensitive layer of the skin with pigmentation spots. This is the main reason why we should never do skin peels in the summer. During winter there is less sunlight, which means lower UV levels and a perfect environment to heal your skin more quickly without a risk of getting pigmentation spots. We must remember skin peels can make leave the skin prone to discoloration. Therefore during winter, with a limited sun exposure, the risk for damaging your skin is decreased.
These are some types like mandelic acid that will be safe in warmer months but I will save this information for another post about peels. No matter if you have your skin peel performed in the sunny day or nor I do strongly recommend to protect your skin. It is crucial to use a good moisturizer after your winter skin peel to protect your new skin during the post peel process. Even though it is winter you still need to remember to wear your sunscreen. Although there is less sunlight it is important to minimize your exposure as much as possible. You should use either spf cream or even sun block for best sunscreen spotection. And you should do it all year round if you want to have this youthful glowing skin.