3.17.2014

Chemical Skin Peel 101

Chemical skin peels are a great way to help the skin look refreshed, more younger, and healthier. They are great for helping the skin turn over more cells, producing collagen and fading scars/dark marks.Chemical peels uses a chemicals to create exfoliation. It is helpful for individuals with blemishes, fine lines, uneven skin pigmentation, dryness and texture concerns.

When using a chemical peel it's important to always begin with a low strength. It's a way to test for your skin will react to the chemicals. A peel is somewhat like a second degree burn and should not be taken lightly. Always see you doctor before doing anything like this with your skin. In addition you skin can be in the worst case permanent scarring, that why most people pay $300 plus for the peels done for trained professionals. I am not a doctor, any risk you take is your own.

Their are several different types of chemical peel, how do you know what is the best for you skin?

Lactic Acid is the best for treatment of marks on skin such as, sun spots, age marks, birth marks, etc. fades pigmentation and pulls moisture into the skin. Great for people with dry, oily, mature and sensitive skin. An alpha hydroxy, this peel penetrates the epidermis. Lactic DYI is a skin yogurt mask, very mild form of this acid.

Glycolic Acid peels can yield similar results like that of lactic acid peels but they can be a little harsher on skin, especially sensitive skin. A good all-around acid for normal-oily skin types to exfoliate the skin.

Salicylic acid is known for the treatment of acne-prone skin types. It helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. By slow down shedding of the cells inside the follicles, preventing clogging. It must be used continuously, to help with acne. DYI: salicylic acid is in the aspirin-family, so try a aspirin skin mask!

TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) This peel penetrates the epidermis, into the upper layers of the dermis, thus producing a more effective peeling experience. Trichloroacetic acid peels can be effective for people with darker skin. They are less likely to leave your skin looking permanently bleached. However, there is still a chance of discoloration. It's the harsh peel, however it can have the most lasting results.

Mandelic Acid (Alphy Hydroxy)
An alpha hydroxy acid, Mandelic Acid is derived from bitter almonds. Takes longer to penetrate the skin's surface and is much less irritating. Excellent for acne, large pores, blackheads, wrinkles, lines, sun damaged skin, extremely sensitive skin and darker skin tones.

There are even more types of chemical, than listed above like, Jessners, Kojic Acid... and many more.
Some peel mixed two type together, others are less common.

There can be downtime for using a chemical peel. It depends on type you use and mostly what percentage. For me this is the hardest time of the chemical peel. You Might be stuck in the house or even worse have to explain your current apperance to others.

Knowing what type is best for your skin is hard, you have to take into account if you have any allergies, your skin type, the type of treatment you want..

I have used chemical peel in the past and I love them. They really help my skin glow and look healthier. I took a chance and did at home peels, they really worked for me. I did a lot of research before hand that really paid off. I wasn't left with scars or damage to my skin, because I followed all of the rules involved with skin peel. It's always a risk unless done for by a trained professionally.

I like makeuparisitchoice.com you have to be careful when shopping online for a chemical peel, buy from a trusted and reviewed site. This is your skin! Be careful!

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