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Chit-chat about Chemical Peels

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan
Hello Readers!

Before we start today’s article, I have a quick question. 

Have you used Chemical peels?

I know some of you have used and some, haven’t tried or even heard of it yet.
Today’s article is all about chemical peels…what does it do and how to do it.

Keep on reading!

This article is contributed by Molly Garner , who is a beautician by profession. She is contributing article on behalf of CoLaz Beauty Salon which offers chemical peels, hair removal and beauty treatments.

Chemical peel is a process that makes use of chemicals to remove the top most layer of the skin. The removal of this layer ensures the growth of new and fresh skin that is a lot brighter and clear. After a chemical peel you will notice your skin is vibrant, wrinkle free and even toned.

However, you would need to take more than one chemical peel to feel and notice the difference. While it is advised to take these peels under expert supervision, you can even use them at home.

Procedure for chemical peel

  • Before you use the chemical peel, for about 6 weeks you need to discontinue the use of any products that contain retinol.  

  • You would need to even avoid waxing, electrolysis and products such as hair removal creams etc.  

  • To apply the chemical peel, you would need to make use of a fine brush. Leave the peel for about 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse your face. 

  • You may experience a tingling sensation, however it is not at all painful. 

  • After using the peel, you will have to apply a cream that cools off the skin while moisturizing it. You will then need to apply sunscreen. 

  • The most common chemical peel is the Glycolic peel. It works on the collagen build up of the skin; it minimizes pores and fades away dark marks.

Side effects of chemical peels

  • The only side effect that may arise is burning and itching sensation with a bit of redness. However, it is not really a cause of concern as the coolant applied immediately after the glycolic peel soothes the skin.  

  • Making use of the chemical peel at home will save you a lot of money as these treatments are quite expensive at the dermatologist and cosmetic clinics. The procedure is simple and only the steps need to be followed right.

  • Using these chemical peels is a great idea as it finally brings in the solution of getting rid of ugly acne and pimple scars. The scares are stubborn indeed but the chemical peels are proven to be effective on them.

Types of glycolic peel

  • Apart from glycolic peel there are many other chemical peels that are used, such as: Phenol peels, this is the strongest of the chemical peel as it penetrates very deep into the skin, it may even cause discoloration of the skin and is thus performed only at a doctor’s clinic. 

  • The Trichloroacetic Acid peels are another kind of popular chemical peels. It is most commonly used to treat the scars caused by acne and pimples. It is easy and comparatively mild and can hence be performed from home as well. You do not need medical supervision for it. 

  • Alpha-Hyroxy Acid peel can be considered as one of the safest chemical peels with no side effect as documented. The chemical composition of this peel helps the skin exfoliate the dead cells while not causing any severe impact on the texture and tone of the skin.

Please share your chemical peel experience below…what type of products have you used and how did you do it.

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