Here’s What You Need to Know About Face Peels!
Once upon a time, I used to cringe whenever I heard the term “Face Peel.” All I could think of was blotchy, burned skin and I stayed away from peels for most of my adult life.
Actually, this treatment isn’t as scary as it sounds. Once I got over my initial fear. I realized that Face Peels are some of the very best treatments we can do for our skin.
Basically, what Face Peels do is they remove the top layers of skin. This both exfoliates and speeds up cell turnover. It is different from regular exfoliation treatments, because it is literally removing one to two top layers of skin at a time . Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells, but not the entire layer at a time.
Face Peels can even out skin tone, minimize fine lines, improve skin texture and clear up acne ( because this process cleans out pores). Some people mistakenly believe that these type of treatments throw your oil balance out of whack, but they don’t. They actually help keep your oil production in check. As long as you’re using the correct formula for your particular skin concerns, that is. If you’re oily, you want to choose a peel with salicylic acid in it. This is going to help kick acne and reduce blemishes.
Ideally, you want to peel every two to four weeks. You can do three peels in this time period or six ( once or twice a week ). If you’re just starting out and are getting to know the ropes of this particular skincare treatment, then I would do the minimum to start.
It is also extremely important to use SPF after your peel. Your skin is going to be very sensitive and more prone to sun damage, so make sure it is not just covered with an SPF but also moisturized twice a day as well. If your skin seems to be a little irritated, switch to sensitive skincare products or those with green tea and or hyaluronic acid.
Who should steer clear of peels? Those who have eczema or rosacea. Skin peels do not reduce scarring or the effects of these two skin conditions. If you have rosacea or eczema, peels are only going to increase irritation and inflammation.
Here are a few peels that I suggest:
- The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel: This formula gently exfoliates and peels off skin impurities. The reason I like this is because it is vegan and infused with a blend of three different plant skin cels. It is a gel to peel formula, which helps soothe skin also. Using this peel will help your skin feel fresher, smoother and appear more luminous and youthful looking.
- Tony Moly Banana Peeling Cream : I love pretty much everything that Tony Moly makes. Not only are the products out of sight, but the packaging is amazing also. This not only peels away dead skin, but gives you a massage effect. The ingredients ( banana and yogurt ) hydrates, gives your skin a beautiful glow and a creamy massage. Definitely one of my favorites.
- Pharmaceris Cleansing Facial Dermo Peeling: If you have sensitive skin, this is the peel for you. It contains natural proteolytic enzymes which remove dead skin cells and evens out skin tone. It also is enriched with hygroscopic molecules which gives the peel a moisturizing effect. It helps enhance skin’s ability to absorb your creams and moisturizers better.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m about to go do a peel treatment right now! Happy peeling!