Chemicals? Peels? Anyone new to skincare might get scared by only hearing these two terms. However, as the skincare is evolving, we are getting new pieces of information every day. Chemical peels are not at all harmful to the skin.
They are quite beneficial if done in the right way by a professional. It can help you get rid of acne and hyperpigmentation. It also takes care of excessive fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin bright and scar-free.
However, expecting such drastic results in just one sitting is not possible. That is why you should try to schedule regular visits.
So what should you know before going for a peel?
One of the most important elements of good skincare is its pH level. All of the products are judged based on active ingredients in them. But most people tend to leave out the pH level and end up hurting their skin in the long run.
Our skin’s pH is somewhere in-between 4.5 and 5.5. Therefore, the products above this value are alkaline, and below these numbers are acidic. Alkaline skin is like a breeding ground for germs and bacteria and can cause acne and clogged pores in the long run.
It is like suffocating your face. Therefore, if you suffer from acne or have acne-prone oily skin generally, try to steer clear of all such products. Go for products, which are balanced in terms of pH level.
However, much like everything else in skincare, finding the right balance is significant. The thumb rule is to use products with a lower pH level to keep your skin in check.
You don’t always see a visible effect after peeling on the surface level. The actual peeling takes place on the cellular level. It works on the root level to gift you with healthy supple and bright skin.
However, you are sure to notice a significant difference in your face after a few sessions. You will see that your skin is no longer flaky, you don’t have active acne, you scarring has gone way down, and it looks much more hydrated and healthy.
Furthermore, there are no side effects of peeling. You need to follow up on the sessions with a good SPF whenever you go out, and you are good to go!
As we said, skincare takes time to settle in. You cannot expect miracles to happen in just a month or a sitting. You have to be regular, have faith, and be consistent to see a difference in your skin.
It took your skin several years to build that damage, which is why it takes some time to get better as well. But yes, it will immediately make you love your skin even more. It is better to get a face peel at regular intervals, after consulting your derma.
Only a professional can help you achieve your skin target; everyone else can give you advice.
Another thing to remember here is that no matter what you do to your face. Even if you use high-end products and the best skincare range out there, nothing is going to work without a moisturizer and an SPF.
These two are the core backbones of any skincare routine for any skin type.
Just like other medical treatments, there are a few post-peel activities that you should be mindful of. First of all, all experts advise against exercise for a minimum of 24 hours after the procedure. Avoid harsh products, and don’t eat anything oily for a few days.
Take care of yourself and your skin!