Why Summer Is a Great Time for a Chemical Peel
Have Your Skin Glow This Summer
Since summer is a socially active period, you might be thinking of a chemical peel to refresh your skin. The season also offers more time off than other months of the year, which gives you an opportunity to do a deeper treatment and make a staycation out of it. In any case, a chemical peel facial treatment is a great way to treat wrinkles and restore brightness, keeping you shining in the brightest season.
Why Would I Want a Chemical Peel?
One of the biggest benefits of chemical peels is that they can help treat a wide variety of skin issues. A peel can be used to treat wrinkles, reduce the appearance of acne scars and age spots, and even help reduce hyperpigmentation. If you’re struggling with dull skin, a chemical peel can help you get your natural glow back because a chemical peel’s primary function is to remove the outermost layers of skin. In doing so, the brighter, softer skin underneath all of those dead cells will be able to shine. Since chemical peels are excellent exfoliating agents, the procedure will also help with product absorption during your regular skincare routine.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Depending on your level of skin sensitivity and your skin needs, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to your skin. The peel will help remove the outermost layers of skin, revealing new skin beneath. And they’re not reserved solely for your face, either. Chemical peels can be performed on the neck, chest, and hands, as well.
The type of chemical peel your dermatologist chooses will be based on a number of factors, including your skin type, your age, and the skin condition you’d like treated. For example, if your primary intention in doing a chemical peel is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, then your dermatologist isn’t going to administer a chemical peel that they might use for acne scar removal on a younger client. There are lighter kinds of peels, and deeper ones, depending on your specific needs. While it’s normal to experience some redness and a little bit of skin irritation after a chemical peel, your skin will revitalize itself relatively quickly.
Minimize Sun Exposure Before the Peel
While the summer potentially offers time off for relaxation or recovery, avoiding the sun before a peel is important so that the skin isn’t damaged. Sun damaged skin could lead to adverse effects during your chemical peel, not to mention a nasty skin rash if you’re not careful. In addition to avoiding sun exposure on the intended treatment area, you should take care not to invest in any tanning booth exposure prior to your chemical peel. This, as well as avoiding sun exposure, should be put in practice for at least two weeks before your appointment.
Chemical peels will vary in type and intensity based on your skin’s needs. The summertime can be both a time to show off your skin, and a time to take extra good care of it because of the heightened risks of sun damage and other skin issues that can come from a more active lifestyle. Schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology experts today to figure out the best solution for you!