Chemical peels are naturally derived acids that are applied topically to promote the exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin.
The reasons you may choose to get a chemical peel done is one of many: you may have oily or acne-prone skin, fine lines, and textured skin, or to reverse the effects of photodamage which include dark spots and uneven skin tone from the sun.
Furthermore, there are many benefits of a chemical peel which include:
1. Encourage the production of collagen
The substances that are in most chemical peels have a high percentage of collage boosting vitamins and minerals.
2. Minimize the appearance of pores
By reducing the size of visible pores, chemical peels offer a great way to undo the effects of environmental stressors.
3. Brighten and even skin tone
Doing a chemical peel can remove photodamage from the sun, resulting in brighter and a more even skin tone.
4. Promote cell turn over
By removing the top layer of the skin, a chemical peel will promote cell turn over.
5. Even skin texture
Over time, a chemical peel will reveal softer and smoother skin while improving its texture.
6. Enhance skin’s hydration
By removing dead skin cells and other debris that might be congesting your skin, you will improve its ability to absorb and retain moisture.
7. Remove any imperfections
Chemical peels are ideal for removing minor imperfections, from dark spots to fine lines.
8. Reduce the appearance of scars
A chemical peel can also reduce the appearance of scars, especially those caused by acne.
9. Assist in clearing and preventing breakouts
By removing the superficial layer of your skin, a chemical peel will remove unwanted aggressors that may be causing breakouts.
10. The reduction of sebum production (the oil that produces hormonal acne)
A chemical peel reduces hormonal oil production which can lead to acne.
11. Improve the effectiveness of skin care products
A chemical peel improves the effectiveness of your skin care routine by making the skin more ready to absorb skin care products.
There are many benefits to a chemical peel and depending on your skin care goals, it can be a great boost in achieving a flawless look.
Chemical peels are usually accomplished by a professional, but luckily with more advanced skin care technology, we can also achieve the same results at home.
Three of our favorite at-home chemical peels are:
Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel – 30 Application Packettes
Resurrect radiance, reduce wrinkles, and refine pores with Dr. Dennis Gross’ iconic renewing peel, an easy and safe for at-home use version of the peels he developed and uses for patients at his NYC practice – without requiring recovery time.
Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel – 30 Application Packettes
Resurrect radiance, reduce wrinkles, and refine pores with Dr. Dennis Gross’ iconic renewing peel, an easy and safe for at-home use version of the peels he developed and uses for patients at his NYC practice – without requiring recovery time. This daily extra strength exfoliating peel uses over 7 acids.