Why do we need skin peel?
Our skin is permanently eliminates toxins and regulates the temperature of our body with the help of the pores, sebaceous glands and sweat glands, also it constantly absorbs and secrets different substances. The dirt and dust may clog pores and glands and can cause skin problems and make skin look unhealthy. Using skin peels you can get rid of the majority of these imperfections.
Types of skin peels:
Mechanical skin peel: Mechanical peel can be performed with different types of substances which contain exfoliating particles. These scrubbing particles can be made from the different kinds of natural and synthetic materials.
Chemical skin peel: Chemical peels usually contain natural acids which are derived from fruits or milk and help to dissolve the “glue” between skin surface and dead cells layer. These acids usually are Lactic acid (derived from sour milk), Glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane), Malic acid (derived from apples), Salicylic acid (derived from sweet birch), Tartaric acid (from grapes) etc.
Enzyme peel: These peels work by dissolving dead cells layer without friction and don’t irritate the skin like mechanical and acid peels. Enzyme skin peels usually contain Papain enzyme found in Papaya, Bromelain enzyme derived from Pine apple and Pumpkin proteolytic enzymes.
1. Chemical Peel
Chemical peels are popular because they successfully remove dead skin cells, clear clogged pores, eliminate whiteheads and blackheads, correct discoloration, and generate the growth of new skin. Your dermatologist will evaluate your skin and determine whether a peel can help remedy your concerns and which type of peel is right for you. A chemical peel that contains salicylic, glycolic or other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) is used for minor concerns. Trichloroacetic acid is a stronger substance and is used for medium peels. Phenol is the strongest peel chemical, and it makes the most dramatic difference, but the deep peels it is used in also have the longest recovery period — and also carry the most risk.
Care to take
While chemical peels tend to be very successful at tackling the signs of aging, the effects are not permanent. Remember, these types of facial peels cannot actually stop your skin from aging, but they may be the next best thing.
2. Glycolic Peel
What it Glycolic Peel?
A glycolic acid chemical peel is a skin treatment that is used to make the facial skin look younger. It can also be used to help treat acne and reduce the appearance of scars from acne, including scars that are pigmented more deeply than the rest of the skin on the face. A glycolic acid chemical peel is also often called a "light chemical peel." It is part of a spectrum of chemical peels that include light, medium, and deep peels, which vary in terms of how drastic their results are and how much time it takes to recover from them.
Care to Take
One of the important reasons to do this is that a dermatologist will be able to assess the skin prior to performing the treatment to make sure that the treatment is right for the skin. Also, a dermatologist can perform any follow-up care that is needed. The results of a glycolic acid chemical peel usually include the reduction in depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This kind of peel will also help to treat acne and reduce the occurrence and severity of future breakouts. For a short period of time following a glycolic acid chemical peel, dermatologists and physicians usually recommend using special moisturizers to protect the skin and keep it from becoming excessively dry as well as avoiding direct sunlight.
Who can benefit?
One of the benefits of a glycolic acid chemical peel is that it requires a relatively short recovery period, unlike a deep chemical peel, which can require weeks of recovery. In fact, it is often the case that a person who has been treated with a glycolic acid chemical peel requires no recovery time at all.
3. Salicylic Peel
What it Salicylic Peel?
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that is synthetically made. It is used in a variety of cosmetic applications, but its primary use is to treat acne. Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in over-the-counter acne treatments. Salicylic acid peels can be used to treat acne, fine wrinkles, minor skin discoloration and sun damage. A salicylic acid peel is an alternative to glycolic peels, which are more common. Salicylic acid peels can be done at home or by a skin professional.
Salicylic Acid is a naturally occurring organic acid. A form of it was originally. Discovered by American Indians in the bark and leaves of certain trees. That particular form of salicylic acid was acetyl salicylic acid. It was known and passed down for generations that when that bark was chewed, headaches or other inflammatory processes actually became improved. We know acetyl salicylic acid today as the drug aspirin.
The Salicylic Acid used for skin treatments is actually a higher concentration than would be found in nature. Its usefulness in acne control and anti-aging is that it promotes exfoliation of the skin surface cells, and in particular the cells lining the sebaceous ducts. Topical application of Salicylic Acid on a daily basis in low (1-2%) concentration promotes regular, even exfoliation that minimizes the plugging of follicles. In more concentrated forms (4-20%), salicylic acid acts as a peeling agent. Salicylic Acid commonly comes in strengths of 1% or 2% in over-the-counter products. We feature the Doctor Strength products of 2% up to 14% in our safe and highly effective formulations!
Who can benefit?
A salicylic acid peel is one of the many antiaging treatments on the market, but it might not be the best option for you. There are countless products and procedures promising the fountain of youth, claiming to virtually turn back the hands of time, giving you a fresh, youthful appearance in a short period of time.Yet the benefits of salicylic acid and similar ingredients may be outweighed by the potential nagging side effectsthat might make it a poor choice.
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