If all you’ve heard about chemical peels are the horror stories of the red and raw faces of clinical patients after one session, relax! The ’90s skincare trend that’s making a comeback not only has even better benefits than it did, but it also doesn’t burn the way its 20th-century sister peel did.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a solution of chemicals that are applied to the skin meant to exfoliate and eventually cause the penetrated layers of skin to peel off. Depending on the skin concerns being addressed, the chemical peel will penetrate the surface and/or deeper layers of the skin. Chemical peels are designed to treat several skin concerns including:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Sagging Skin
- Crow’s feet
Depending on the concern being addressed, the chemicals in the solutions could be stronger or weaker, and can include several acids including but not limited to:
- Alpha Hydroxy acids
- Glycolic acid
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Phenol acid
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
This is especially good to know if all you’ve heard is the ugly no-goods about this clinical skincare treatment. We promise the benefits extend to both your skin and your wallet!
Help your skincare products work better
Think about it. After the skin on your face is exfoliated that triggers several processes in the body to repair and and regenerate the skin on the surface of the complexion from the inside out. While your skin is kicked into high gear rejuvenating skin cells, it also gives the products you use on a daily basis to work deeper and better than before!
Chemical peels are friendlier on the wallet
Cosmetic treatments are expensive, and depending on the route you choose to go, the price tag could be anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand! We haven’t even started talking about lasers yet, which can easily run you up a pretty penny in those triple zero numbers. No, thank you.
What’s nice about a chemical peel? It costs about a third of the price a laser would, and with the same benefits! Yes, please!
Join the fight against Melasma
While the benefits of a chemical peel by no means replace the importance and necessity of sunscreen, it can help though dark patches that show up on your skin as a result of hormonal surges and sun exposure. The right chemical peel can reduce the appearance of those dark patches and give you a really good fight chance against the skin disease.
No More Acne…Maybe
Given the right chemical solution, your chemical peel may just help you eliminate your acne woes! Even if it doesn’t, the chemicals in the solution will help lighten the scars from your acne-shaming days. If you still break out in a blemish here and there, know that it’s not the end of the world. You can treat those nasty scars with something to essentially eliminate those too!
Helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Whether or not this is why you’re looking into chemical peels, maybe your mom wants to read this? Chemical peels that penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin will help to repair and restore damaged cells, which ultimately help to eliminate and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles including crow’s feet!