Want to give your face a boost but aren’t sure which route to go? A chemical peel just might be the way to go. While its name can quickly scare people, we’re here to break down all the wonderful reasons to choose a chemical peel.
Help your skincare products
If you regularly apply moisturizer or toner, then a chemical peel can help these products work better. This is because the top layer of your skin is actually dead cells. A chemical peel removes these dead skin cells, allowing your skincare products to better penetrate into your face. No longer will they simply sit on top of dead skin that won’t be able to produce any results.
While the name of a chemical peel sounds frightening, it’s actually quite low risk. New research has advised technicians to use lower amounts of chemicals to better help with skin irritation and overall benefits. You won’t be in pain after a chemical pain and you certainly won’t have a terrible burning or itching sensation.
No to faces are alike, and no two chemical peels are, either. Depending on your skin and skin afflictions, your technician can customize your chemical peel. Even if you have particularly sensitive skin, the active ingredients in a chemical peel can be altered and more soothing substances added. It’s best to have an honest conversation with your skin technician and formulate a plan that you’re most comfortable with.
Soften acne scars
Unfortunately, acne is a part of teenage years. And while acne will inevitably fade, it can leave scars behind it. If you’re worried about current acne, or the effects of previous acne, then be sure to book a chemical peel. Chemical peels with salicylic acid can delve deep into your pores to cleanse and unplug them. It can also help to remove marks that have appeared as a result of previous acne.
Control sun marks
If you have been pregnant or have any health issues caused by an imbalance of hormones, you may have noticed that a side effect is darker skin patches, particularly on your face. These dark patches are called melasma and are a result of a combination of sun and hormones.
Thankfully, chemical peels can help to soften the darkness of melasma. You’ll want to combine a chemical peel with proper UV protection and sun avoidance but together your skin will see a huge difference.
Liven up under-eye circles
Unfortunately, a massive side effect of aging is dark circles under our eyes. While it would be nice to rest as much as needed, those dark circles just keep getting worse and worse. A major reason to choose a chemical peel is to target under the eyes. Using a gentle and safe procedure, a chemical peel can work to break down the buildup of pigment under the eyes. The result is a much more youthful-looking face.