Why You Should Be Doing Chemical Peels…

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution which is applied to the skin. This removes dead skin or layers of the skin and allows “new skin” to develop/ form.

There are four different types of chemical peels. AHA peels (light). BHA peels (light. TCA peels (medium). Phenol peels (deep).

The overall benefits of a chemical peel are to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, pigmentation, sim damage and acne. Depending on the severity of the skin, as well as a full consultation and skin analysis, the skincare expert will determine exactly which peel is best suited for the individual.

A light or superficial peel removes the epidermis (the outer layers only of the skin). This peel can be performed on people with fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, acne, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. This can be completed every 2 to 4 weeks.

A medium peel removes the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. The dermis lies beneath the epidermis. This can be performed on people with wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation and uneven skin tone (more after effects of skin damage). This can be completed once every 6 to 8 weeks to achieve the desired result.

A deep peel removes the epidermis as well as the upper and middle layer of the dermis. This is very strong and a local anaesthetic is used before procedure to alleviate pain and discomfort. This peel can be performed on people with deep scars, precancerous skin patches and deep wrinkles. This can be performed only once as the results lasts for up to 10 years.

The most common and best peel we use at Selfcare Beauty is the Derca AHA Glycolic peel. Out of all the peels available, glycolic peel penetrates the skin the deepest, and best for exfoliation. Due to the glycolic acid’s small molecule structure, which allows it penetrate deeper into the skin.

Your skin will appear brighter, glowing and healthier. Your skincare products will penetrate deeper into the skin.

What to do after a peel:

Do not pick at your skin. The purpose of a peel is for the skin to peel and shed naturally. Let the natural process take place without interfering. Picking off the dry skin will lead to scarring and extra redness.

Let the skin dry out. Wash your face and keep it clean with cold water and a very mild face wash.

Apply SPF50. This is extremely important even when advised to avoid the sun for 2 weeks after a peel.

Apply moisturiser, but don’t over moisturise. Keep the skin hydrated and moisturised but not too much as the peeling process needs to naturally progress and run it’s course