You have probably heard of chemical peels. Most of us have. However, you may not have realized just how beneficial these treatments can be for your skin. Furthermore, you may have put off the idea of trying one for yourself. But there’s no need to ignore them!
The name “chemical peel” has unnatural and unpleasant connotations. It sounds like something abrasive and painful. However, a chemical peel is not only painless (at most, you may feel a slight tingling or burning sensation); it’s the rejuvenating treatment that your skin has long needed. You just never knew how much you wanted it in your life.
Let’s take a look at chemical peels and what they can do for your skin.
The Unknown History of the Chemical Peel
You may assume that this is a modern invention, but unbeknownst to many, chemical peels have been around for centuries. Many ancient cultures were known to use them. Ancient papyruses document the use of acids and balms for chemical peeling in ancient Egypt. On the other side of the Mediterranean, the Greeks and Romans used combinations of old milk, fermented grape juice, and lemon extract to rejuvenate their skins.
The chemical peel is, in fact, one of the most ancient forms of skin treatment in the world.
Don’t worry, though: you won’t find anyone attempting to smear your face with soured milk at Coastal Day Spa!
The Benefits of Chemical Peels
While chemical peels have grown more sophisticated over the centuries, they remain among the most effective skin treatments available today, with a wide array of benefits. Let’s take a look at how chemical peels can benefit your skin:
Chemical Peels Are a Non-Invasive Way to Breathe New Life Into Your Skin
Time and the elements can take their toll on our skin. Exposure to sunlight, cold winds and extreme changes in temperature can all lead to dryness and blemishes. A chemical peel can help to reverse the damage that life inflicts on your skin.
Just one chemical peel treatment can reduce the appearance of:
- Acne and acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Liver and age spots
- Irregular pigmentation
- Rough skin
- Loose skin
- Scar tissue
- Sun damage
Chemical peelings are a great alternative to more invasive options like surgery while also far more affordable than other non-invasive treatments like a laser.
Chemical Peels Are Low Risk
Despite the name “chemical peel,” all the ingredients we use are natural. The risk of any damage is extremely low, even if you have sensitive skin. What’s more, you can choose chemical peels of varying strengths depending on your needs.
Chemical Peelings Can Make Your Skin Care Products More Effective.
Are you tired of spending a fortune on skincare products that never live up to their claims? While your mileage will always vary with skincare products, chemical peels remove dead layers of skin while bringing healthier new skin cells to the forefront. These cells not only help you to look younger, but they are also more responsive to the nourishing properties of skincare products.
In all, a chemical peel makes your skin act and look younger.
Chemical Peels Can Help You Say Goodbye to Dark Eye Circles, Forever!
If your hand is always hovering over your dark eye concealer, this is a perfect treatment for you. The dark circles that can gather around your eyes are the result of built-up pigment. A chemical peel relieves the skin around your eyes of this pigmentation, giving your skin an evener tone and making your eyes look livelier and more youthful.
Chemical Peels Can Rid You of the Self-Consciousness Caused by Acne
Those who suffer, or have suffered from acne can often feel very self-conscious about the angry red spots that can erupt on their faces from scarring. Great news! A chemical peel can significantly reduce the appearance of both acne and its scars.
How Often Should You Get a Chemical Peel?
Frequency depends on the type of treatment that is best for your skin. Speaking to a beauty technician is the best way to determine the right answer for your needs. Nonetheless, a good rule of thumb is every 2-6 weeks. After this, you should hold off for around three months before speaking again to a beauty technician to determine how often you should receive treatment for maximum effect.
At the Coastal Day Spa, we offer a wide range of chemical peels to suit all skin types. Come on down and see the incredible benefits for yourself!