A spotless, flawless complexion is lying just beneath the surface of your skin – and the word is that a classic treatment is the fastest way there. Yes, chemical peels are the way to go. More people are getting them now than in 1997 when peels were the favourite cosmetic procedure. Chemical peels can actually deliver certain skin benefits such as aiding melasma and breakouts. By casting off dull surface cells, they improve fine lines, acne, discolouration, and more. And they do it for all skin types and colours.
In the 90s peels hurt. Fast-forward to 2017 and acid formulas have been refined. The goal now isn’t so much to cause visible peeling as it is to infuse the skin with ingredients that diminish lines, build collagen, and improve tone.
In minutes, acids lift away dead cells and trigger a lovely chain reaction. As that topmost layer is shed, signals are sent to the living cells below to multiply and move up, to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid and to act younger. A thorough sloughing also offers one very immediate upshot: smoother skin that’s both more radiant and more receptive. Skin-care products perform better after a peel because there are no dead cells impeding their penetration.