Have you always wondered what’s a chemical peel? Chances are you’ve heard the name and probably been wary of them, but with a little bit of knowledge, you’ll soon find yourself rushing to up your skincare game with a weekly peel!
Chemical peels are essentially a product containing exfoliating skincare ingredients like mandelic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, or salicylic acid. These acids raise the pH level of the skin and help exfoliate the upper layer, a.k.a the epidermis, they also boost the production of new skin cells in the basal layer of the skin. Thus revealing a new layer of skin that is more uniform, smooth, bright and hydrated. This treatment can either be done at a dermatologist’s office, or at home with milder products to achieve a variety of skincare benefits from glowing skin, to a decrease in fine lines to name a few.
Infact, applying chemical peels at home is one of the most popular skincare trends. It’s an easy step to add to your skincare routine that will give you baby-soft, glowy skin by correcting a range of common concerns. What’s not to love? Chemical peels are especially great for Indian skin as we are prone to hyperpigmentation, caused by an increase in melanin (the body’s building block of pigment) in the epidermis or dermis layers of the skin. Look out for these signs that you have hyperpigmentation: random dark patches, dark circles even if you’ve been sleeping well, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (the marks left behind after pesky pimples, rashes or eczema), or freckles.
Also, as you grow older the rate of skin cell regeneration slows down, which is why skin loses its youthful appearance and problems like fine lines, uneven texture increase. One of the most effective ways to tackle these skin problems in the comfort of your home is with a weekly chemical peel.
Here’s what you should do before you use a chemical peel:
Derm tip: Dedicate a day in the week to your chemical peel. Make it a part of your PM routine, followed by your moisturizer. You should see results after consistent use.
Follow these after-care tips to get the best results from your chemical peel:
Warning: Always do a patch test before using any chemical peels. Sunscreen must be applied, even if you are indoors. Use a chemical peel in your PM routine for best results.
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