We all exfoliate naturally, shedding millions of dead skin cells daily. Our skin sheds dead skin cells every 28 days; however this process slows down with changes in weather, sun exposure and aging. When natural exfoliation isn’t enough, people turn to chemical or mechanical means.
Chemical peels can cause cell turnover to speed up while also stimulating the growth of new collagen. This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduce acne outbreaks.
One of the main aftercare protocols after a chemical peel is avoiding sun exposure. Unlike exfoliants, which helps in summer for sloughing off the dead outermost layer of skin, chemical peels penetrate further and expose deeper layers of your dermis making skin more sun sensitive.
Winter is a beneficial time to do a chemical peel since it limits your sun exposure, which can increase the risk of damaging skin and hyper-pigmentation. Although the sun does not shine as brightly in the winter, it is still important to apply sunblock each day, especially after receiving a chemical peel.
Chemical peels work by using an acid solution made up of glycolic, salicylic and or alpha hydroxy, which removes the damaged top layer of skin. This eliminates dead cells that clog pores. After the treatment, a new skin layer is revealed which provides a fresh and more youthful appearance also helping the skin to absorb moisturizer more fully.
Chemical peels not only help with dry skin, but also improves facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.
There are various options of chemical peels based on your desires and downtime. Light, medium and deep peels can help you achieve impressive results for any occasion. Downtime is dependent on the depth of the peel.
To see which peel is right for you visit Lasting Looks Clinic in Toronto.