We subject the skin on our faces to lots of different treatments and products to regain some of the vitality that we lose as we age. With so many different products on the market today that promise to turn back the clock, its difficult to know what will work and what will just be a costly experiment. Using a facial skin peel is something that can be very effective at rejuvenating our skin and making it look its absolute best without expensive surgery or products.
A skin peel is done by applying a product that usually contains a chemical solution of some form of glycolic, salicylic or other type of acid on the face and letting it remain there for some time to start a process where the old skin will blister up and peel off, revealing fresh new skin underneath.
Some people have a skin peel done at a dermatologist office if they are treating especially stubborn wrinkles, dark spots or even some types of acne. These peels will use a higher concentration of acid and must be done with medical supervision to prevent any negative results that can happen if your skin is too sensitive or the product is left on too long. There are products on the market that you can do your own skin peel safely at home with for less dramatic but still effective results. A skin peel will reduce the appearance of fine lines and crows feet as well as improve the overall look and feel of facial skin. The concentration of acid is smaller in these over the counter products and they are generally safe for most people to use.
Because a skin peel product does contain acids that are irritating to skin, it is wise to test a small area of your face with a little bit of the product you want to try to make sure that you are not overly sensitive to it. A little burning and stinging is normal and is a sign that the product is doing the job it is supposed to do. Your skin will start to peel soon after the treatment and scaling will usually follow ending in about a week to ten days. Once the scaling, peeling and redness are all gone, new skin will be present on your face and discoloration, fine lines and mild acne will be reduced or eliminated.
After you use a skin peel product, it is important to protect your new skin from sun exposure because it is more fragile than older skin. You want to protect it from the damages that sun exposure will cause anyway so its always a good practice to wear plenty of sunblock lotion under your makeup every day. Use a higher number SPF than 30 if you plan to spend lots of time in the sun on any given day for added protection. Remember to reapply often and wear a hat during the hottest time of the day. Your new skin will stay be healthy and radiant for months if you take good care of it.
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