Everything to Know About Chemical Peels

Spring is upon us! The parkas go into storage, the crocus are busting through, and its time to get a on a chemical peel schedule before the summer!

After the holidays we are all guilty for stuffing our faces with all those delicious Christmas cookies, and a little too much booze at those holiday parties! Summer is around the corner and it’s time to hit the gym and shed the extra layers. Just like your body, your face needs to shed the extra layers too!

In the harsh winters, your skin creates extra layers to protect itself from the elements, and depending where you live, the cold winter can cause severe drying and flakiness. Let’s face it, your face is always exposed, and we expect it to be the smoothest, freshest and blemish free. That is a lot to ask! To keep your skin at its top form exfoliation is key for fresh glowing blemish free skin.

Chemical peels are a way to deeply exfoliate your skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin and causes it to “peel”. Depending on the strength of the solution, the shedding or “peeling” of the old skin can appear to be flaky and dry skin or actual thin layers rubbing off. Don’t worry guys, there is no pain involved.

The old skin falls off within a week and the new, regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled. Your skin can also be temporarily more sensitive to the sun after a peel. So it is always important to wear sunscreen everyday, and especially after a chemical peel.

Below are some of the benefits from having chemical peels:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth