Ever wonder how ‘some women’ get their facial skin to look so impossibly amazing at any age? The answer lies in skin peels
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most common types of skin peels:
What are skin peels and how many types are there?
Also known as chemical peels, skin peels have become an incredibly effective and popular treatment over the years among both men and women. This is not surprising to know as they have really proven their worth when it comes to getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles or crow’s feet and hyper-pigmentation, for example.
Skin peels are a kind of skin resurfacing treatment which use a chemical solution as a base to get rid of the outer layers of dead skin cells. Through a process called chemical exfoliation, chemical peels or skin peels can stimulate cell turnover. This, in turn, unclogs the pores in your skin, correcting issues with spots, discolouration and pigmentation, while also giving it a very natural, healthy and vibrant glow.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common skin peels, with each one having their own unique set of advantages:
Glycolic Chemical Peel
Out of all the skin peels currently available, glycolic skin peels have the ability to penetrate your skin at the deepest level. This is great for skin exfoliation and for restoring a healthy glow to ageing skin. The glycolic acid works to dissolve dead skin cells, leading to clear pores and smoother skin.
Ask any woman and they’ll tell you how annoying and embarrassing acne is to deal with. A beta peel can get rid of the acne along with all the fears and embarrassment. The salicylic acid in beta peels works to fight off the bacteria that causes breakouts.
Sensitive skin types may not be able to endure all skin peels. However, a lactic peel is a very light skin peel type, and as the name suggests, the gentle peel (derived from milk) moisturises the skin and does not irritate sensitive skin.
For those who have never experienced a skin peel before, a vitalize skin peel is a great place to start. There’s little ‘peeling’ involved and the combination of lactic acid, citric acid, salicylic acid and retinol lightens the effects of skin pigmentation, thus, improving your skin’s overall quality quite noticeably.
In the world of skin care, Mandelic acid is often considered the go-to anti-ageing ingredient. It effectively removes dead skin cells by accelerating cell turnover, strengthens collagen production and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a very firm and youthful appearance.
Trichloroacetic acid peels are very effective at removing the skin’s outmost layer. It can treat a broad range of skin conditions, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and acne scars.
The above list is not a comprehensive one as there are many different kinds of chemical skin peels available at your aesthetic treatment centre. Our practitioner will recommend the best ones based on your skin type and beauty goals.