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Published: Thu July 11, 2013
Categories: Top 5 Advice
Tags: acidic peels, Fiona Tuck, flacking, microdermabrasion, myth, myths, peeling, purple peel anti-aging peels, skin renewal, skin tips, skincare myths, skinstitut, Winter Peel Tips
Don’t let it be ‘the winter of your discontent’ peels back the old and make way for the new with a chemical peel. While it might be cold outside, it’s the perfect condition to have one. With this in mind, we thought we’d help by talking you through chemical peels & what one would be best suited for your skin.
So why is winter a good time to have a chemical skin peel? Peak Conditions: With less sunlight the UV levels are lower, and offer a perfect environment to heal your skin more quickly. In winter your skin becomes taught and dry, and suffers the effects of the highveld winter, as well as constant temperature changes from indoors to outdoors. Rosacea and eczema flare up in winter, and a skin peel will help target these problems Peeling increases exfoliation and skin hydration. Oily skin types become over dry, stimulating excess oil production and promoting skin breakouts. Isn’t it painful? You can be forgiven for thinking that with a combination of words like chemical and peel it would be a harsh treatment, but that’s not so at all. The peel chemicals are formulated using vitamins e.g. (vitamin C) and acids to effectively remove old and damaged skin cells with minimal discomfort and down time In winter your skin becomes taught and dry, and suffers the effects of the highveld winter, as well as constant temperature changes from indoors to outdoors.
What can a peel do for my skin? A chemical compound – often mostly comprised of natural elements, such as lactic or salicylic acids – is applied to the skin, which causes the targeted layer, or layers of skin to peel away, promoting younger, fresh skin growth beneath, and in effect totally revitalizing your skin’s appearance. Depending on the depth of the peel, and they can be performed as superficial, medium or deep peels, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment required, you may be out of the public eye for a few days while the redness or slight peeling subsides.
What happens in a peel? Your skin consists of several layers of cells. This acts as a protective barrier to the more delicate cells beneath, and protecting against damage. These cells are anchored together in a couple of ways. There are microfilaments, as well as what are called an extracellular, which is a type of “:glue” if you like to further help bind them. Normal processes will allow these cells to be discarded over time. With a chemical peel, this process is, in effect, accelerated, instantly dissolving that “glue” to shed the skin and stimulate new cell growth.
What are some of the benefits for my skin? Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and the back areas. The face is the most often treated area. Because of the action of the chemicals on the skin, your body acts like a chameleon, shedding its outer layer to reveal new, fresh skin below. A chemical peels is among the most popular aesthetic treatments on offer today. You can gain a refreshed look, or, with more aggressive treatment, take years off your appearance.
Some additional benefits of a chemical skin peel can be:
So I guess the only question left to ask yourself now this winter is, what are you waiting for? Pick one of our Skinstitut peels to suit your Skin’s needs and peel back the layers to better looking skin? Pick one of our Skinstitut peels to suit your Skin’s needs and peel back the layers to better looking skin.
AHA Enzyme Peel A gentle micro exfoliating treatment Designed to soothe, hydrate and micro
Peel Accelerator Chirally correct vitamin and acid peel to Renew, brighten and smooth the skin. Exfoliate dry, flaking and sensitive skins.
Ageless Peel A cosmedical grade peel to target visible signs of ageing and sun damage. Works on a dermal level to encourage a revitalised, Smoother and more even complexion.
Purple Peel A cosmedical grade intensive skin peeling System designed to accelerate skin Regeneration and resurfacing.